Tuesday, February 19

Room Redux: Nina's Favorite Dining Room.

Nina van de Goor of the Netherlands sent over this gorgeous dining room and asked me to run it through my new Room Redux. This is one of Nina's favorite dining rooms ever, so I hope I'm up to the challenge! Here's what I came up with to recreate Nina's favorite dining room with some affordable pieces.

These shapely Jake Dining Chairs from Room & Board do a nice job of recreating the walnut chairs above ($79 ea); the sleek white lacquered CB2 Skew Dining Table will compliment the dark walnut chairs ($449); this is a gorgeous (and expensive) multi-colored crystal chandelier, but the Not Too Shabby's Stella Chandelier is a pretty knock-off and quite affordable ($318). Should you not have nice built-in book cases like these, the Ikea Billy Bookcase system is a good substitute ($119) to fill with your collectibles. Perhaps some pretty yellow latte bowls from Urban Outfitters ($6), some Forest Feast Plates ($9.99 ea), a black & white Porcelain Bowl with Peonies and Cherry Blossoms from kristenkswanson's etsy shop ($85), and a vintage Yellow Owl Planter from fruitflypie's etsy shop ($14) will brighten up these shelves quite nicely. A vintage Door from Ohmega Salvage ($100) finishes off the look and gives an interesting and rough contrast to the more flashy chandelier.

Thanks for sending this in Nina - it was a blast to work on. I hope y'all will send in more submissions to challenge me - just label them 'REDUX' and I will get right to work on them to share on Room Redux every Monday!

11 comments:

beachbungalow8 said...

btwn you and design for mankind, i have 2 new favorite features to follow. thank you for always upping the anty on creative blogging.

vanou said...

wow!
that so cool1

Esti said...

This really is a cool feature of your blog, so helpful, creative and down-to-earth. I love the whole idea.

melissa said...

Love this feature, too! It's nice to see how the rooms are interpreted affordably with the bonus of the links to purchase the items.

nina said...

It's great Victoria, you really captured the color scheme and style very well. I also like the chairs and their very reasonable price. The original chairs on the picture are undefeatable of course, but I guess they're very hard to find, especially for a redux price... ;)
The vintage blue door is also very pretty! Thanks for doing a great job...

sfgirlbybay said...

i'm glad you all like it. and many thanks to nina for sending me the room idea. i hope lots of ideas come my way - it's a blast creating the design board of ideas!

the crafty cameleon said...

Hey Victoria,

you did it. Good job. I like your door a lot, like the chandelier better then the original, like your chairs better then the original because of the chrome legs, love the yellow ceramic owl, and the IKEA white shelving. I just love the total results :)
AWESOME !

Michele
http://thecraftycameleon.blogspot.com/

LolaBloom said...

I am LU-VIN this idea! I'm SO looking forward to many more to come!

Brad said...

This is a great new feature, and very well done! Nice job!

Cathy Nichols Art said...

I've just discovered your blog after browsing through Creative Thursday's listed "inspiration" links, and I love it! Very creative!

Susan said...

I actually came across Spacify.com that has a huge variety of dining room chairs and furniture with really good prices.