Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Inspiration Snapshot: Eclectic Chic Dining

Today is a great day! My husband was offered an incredible job after nearly two years of unemployment, and he happily accepted. God is so great and faithful to his promises - I feel truly blessed and can't wait to see what other incredible opportunities he has in store for us this year!

This fabulous little dining room caught my eye, particularity the striped chairs and awesome chandelier. I love the eclectic mix of pieces in this space - the zinc table top paired with a wood base, chairs upholstered in  fabulous black and white striped fabric and trimmed with nail heads, the vibrant turquoise ottoman for additional seating, and the fun piece of art. It's a great reminder that not everything always has to "match," especially in a dining room. Sometimes the more you mix it up, the better and more original the outcome! What do you like about this space?



  1. Congratulations to your husband on his new job opportunity!
    I love everything about that diningroom, from the striking chairs to the chandelier to the painting… It is gorgeous!

  2. Congrats to your husband!

  3. Congrats for your husband!!! LOve the dining room too, everything I guess....But then, how do you do when you have like 6/8 chairs? How many chairs should be the same??

    1. You could probably only fit 4 of the upholstered chairs comfortably and maybe add in 2 black wood side chairs. Don't want to mix it up too much or could look cluttered.

  4. Oh congratulations! He must be so chuffed!
    It goes to show that putting your on stamp on things can really work a treat! My favourite look is a neutral blank canvas room and filling with colourful accessories. So easy to update. I love the mis-match, its beautiful! x

  5. Thank you everyone for your thoughtful comments and warm wishes about my husband's new job! xoxo

  6. oh, congrats julie!! both my husband and i have been in that position of being unemployed for a while. and recently my husband's hours were cut again. but God is always faithful... has been each and every time. it's such a light load to bear when we know God will provide when things aren't going the way we'd like them to in order to feel safe and comfortable. and i've always felt that is where He teaches us the most in life. still... it's nice to have that extra cushion of security in a job. and it must do wonders for his esteem. so happy for you... and your entire family.

  7. I love the light and how it ties in perfectly with the table and teal chair!

  8. That is wonderful news, congratulations to you both that is cause to celebrate!
    Love the artworks, what a great talking piece it would be at the table :)

  9. Great news!! Wish you all the best and many more!! I also searching for a job that inspires me.. hope to find :) Greetings from Katselorizo island in Greece!!

  10. JULIE CONGRATSSSSS! that such good news :)
    God is always merciful and good!


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