Tuesday, November 18

Dinner at Five?



I saw this fabulous dining room on abchao's flickr photostream and just about flipped. I love so much about it I'm having trouble calming my enthusiasm...from the sleek chairs softened with Ikea sheepskin throws, to that amazing mid-century modern credenza! But then all those stunning, fresh white plates against the pale gray paneling - oh dear! All of it...quite divine! When the heck is dinner? I'm so there...and I'll bring humble pie!


19 comments:

The Clever Pup said...

I can see what you're saying but basically these rooms look cold.

Mrs.H said...

I *LOVE* this dining room! The use of light is amazing and I think it looks warm & inviting. I can totally picture sitting around that table with friends having coffee, chatting, and laughing. I want this room in my house. Thx for posting the photo.

Lucky said...

love the white plates against gray idea!

t h a i t r a i t said...

Ah, paneling that I actually love!

Uncle Beefy said...

I kinda get what "pup" is saying. I'd probably put up a lil' somthing more on the walls opposite the door but all in all...DELICIOUS! Such a soothing palette. But love the punch of black! I'd feel kinda sexy in this room.

sfgirlbybay said...

pup - i don't feel that...but let's get you a sweater. :)

with all the inviting guests, i'll bet this room warms up nicely! i just think it's beautiful in it's simplicity!

and beefy - i'll bet you're sexy in any room! ;)

Stacey said...

the dining room is very aesthetically pleasing, however, i am horrified by the possible use of animal products {or are these faux? if so, i apologize}.

in my humble opinion nothing is ever beautiful enough to condone cruelty.

sfgirlbybay said...

oh no worries - these are so faux! they're from ikea!

Stacey said...

phew! i thought that they might be since they are so inexpensive.

thank you for putting my mind at ease...

i LOVE your blog!!!

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

i love the hardwood floors.

belinda graham said...

ooh love it! And it's so nice to see plates on the wall looking magazine-like in a real home for once. I don't think I've ever seen anyone pull it off as well as the styled shots, but she nailed it!

la la Lovely said...

Wow.. those plates are pretty fabulous!!!!! I'm def saving that pic for inspiration.. what a great display. Also love the sheepskin. Just bought a few for my dining room the other day!

Jess said...

v - have you seen the plates-on-wall how-to in Sunset's november issue? page 46—you'll love it! i adore this one too. x

shi(f)t said...

i love the way the plates are arranged...its art in itself!

Dottie said...

the plates, those chairs - the whole credenza setting is remarkable.

coco+kelley said...

oh, wow. absolutely LOVE it! the lamps are gorgeous too. and i'm such a sucker for the sheepskin on chairs thing, and the dishes are just perfect. nice find!

abchao said...

Thanks, y'all! And for the coldies -- I have plenty of wine to warm you up!

sfgirlbybay said...

good call, ab!! :)

Biba said...

Love love love it! No cold shivers for me ;)