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Re: Pretty and Traditional Formal Dining Room

Love it!  Love it!  Love it!  

 

I like a traditional, separate dining space.  We use ours about 5 times a year, but I still love it.  


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Re: Pretty and Traditional Formal Dining Room

@Foxxee

 

You’ve pretty much designed a new room!  😀

Would love to see photos.

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Re: Pretty and Traditional Formal Dining Room

 It looks elegant & formal but not my style.My dining room is modern & looks more lived in.

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Re: Pretty and Traditional Formal Dining Room

I don't care for anything in that room.  The crown molding is beautiful.

 

 

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Re: Pretty and Traditional Formal Dining Room

@stevieb

 

Its a very pretty room.... I like the way the soft green color on the walls coordinates so well with the crown molding.  The clock and dinning room table and chairs look so nice together.  Just a pleasant relaxing room

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Re: Pretty and Traditional Formal Dining Room


@alliswell wrote:

 

 

Yes, beautiful and relaxing.  Thanks for posting this, @stevieb


You're certainly welcome @alliswell. Glad you enjoyed the picture and hope all is well with you...


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Re: Pretty and Traditional Formal Dining Room


@Foxxee wrote:

It's pretty, but I'd make a few changes.  I like the dark wood, but would replace what looks to me to be Federal era furniture with Chippendale. 

 

I like the chandelier except for the time when it needs cleaned. 

 

I love the architecture of the room, the woodwork.  The green walls are nice, but would use off white. 

 

I don't like the flowered dinnerware.  I see Royal Crown Derby's Old Imari pattern there or something similar more affordable. 

 

Also an oriental lamp instead of the gold one on the chest.  

 

Can't see the rug well, but I'd use a Persian rug to brighten up the room.  I like what looks like dark hardwood floors.  


@Foxxee Your version also sounds like it would be a very pretty room. I do love Imari...


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Re: Pretty and Traditional Formal Dining Room

I have always loved a formal dining room and this one is impressive!  

 

When growing up my mother had a large dining room table and chairs along with a huge breakfront custom made.  We always used the dining room for birthdays and holidays and family and friends get togethers.  She filled the breakfront with antiques which she loved to buy and, such beautiful pieces!  When my mother passed away, my sister, brother and I were adults but I was single and lived at home.  My siblings didn't want the dining room set or the antiques so I inherited it all and still have the furniture in my dining room.  

 

I know everyone has different tastes when it comes to furnishing homes and formal dining rooms generally are not as popular.  However, my dining room furnishings hold so many wonderful memories of family and friend visits, lots of fun and laughter and love.  It was the heart of our home.

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Re: Pretty and Traditional Formal Dining Room

I like the tureen in the middle of the table.  I wonder if it's Noritake?

 

In our former home we had a large dining room that was rarely used.  We always used the eat in kitchen.  In our new home we have a dining area that is an extension of the kitchen and love it.

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Re: Pretty and Traditional Formal Dining Room

I love the colors (my newest master bedroom and bathroom colors). 

 

But no blue--as in the lampshades, I do have cream colored furniture---no dark wood tones.

 

The built-in is nice, looks almost like it's stacked--sort of?

 

Something about the way the grandfather clock wall juts out seems *off* to me.  Just gives the room an odd shape, less space for the beautiful dining table.  Wonder why it was built like that?

 

Overall, very pretty.