Saturday, January 9, 2016

Inspiring Ideas To Take Away From This Room

Sometimes you stumble across a blog that just speaks to you.  I just recently discovered Citrene Living and her fabulous dining room set with a gorgeous winter tablescape.

At first glance this just says luxury, but there is so much to see in this room and one we can all learn from.

I love the dark walls and white trim.  Such a gorgeous back drop for that amazing painting.  One large piece of unusual art totally sets the mood for this room.  

Gold and silver always catch my attention, and this tablescape is a lesson on how to mix it up.

Gold is the anchor of this tablescape - gold mirror tray, chargers, candlesticks and salt and pepper.  Notice the two gold candlesticks do not hold candles, but instead add interest with orbs.  There's also a crystal and silver orb on the table too.

Then look at how silver and crystal mix in.  See the silver candlesticks on the side of the settee, so subtle but totally adding to the overall ambiance.  Of course the show stopper is again one amazing piece such as the large silver piece in the center of the tray.

The black dishes and napkins tie into the walls and drapes and definitely ground the table.

I also like how she placed the two runners on the table.  The one in the center definitely showcases the centerpiece vignette, the other one adds more white to the table but isn't under the place settings.  The table appears lighter without using too much in the way of linens.

You really need to visit her blog if you don't know her.  She describes how she designed this table just using what she had on hand and mixing it up.  

That's a great lesson for all of us, use what we have and mix it up for something totally unique.

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  1. love the dramatic colored walls in the space. hope you had a great week. gotta any big plans for the weekend?

  2. Wow, that room really makes a statement with the dark walls and all the gold and silver. Always inspiring to hear when people use what they have!

  3. What a gorgeous room! This makes me want to paint one of the dining room walls black! Hmmmm......

  4. I'm in love with the large piece of art. In my great room I have one huge bare wall:) I never photograph it of course, lol..

    I don't wanna do a gallary wall and it wouldnt look right anyway as the wall is 17 ft long and 22 ft at the ceiling peak..
    truthfully I'm not sure what to do with it so I havent done anything..

  5. That is beautiful- everything in the room included! I mentioned painting my door black and hubby looked at me like I came from another planet. That black wall makes that whole setting very elegant.
    Great mix of items on the table- love the candle holders with orbs on them instead of candles.

  6. WOW, Marty! Stunning dining room - thanks so much for this post. I signed up to follow her.

  7. I like it. The dark walls just seem to establish a mood...elegant. Sheila

  8. Great room! Love the dramatic mix of dark and white, metalic and glass! Elegant and chic!

  9. How beautiful! She's very talented. I'll have to go check her out.

  10. What a wonderful room! I really like the dark wall trend. If my home wasn't so dark already I would give it a go. Have a fabulous weekend!

  11. This is definitely a dramatic room. I like it! The exotic feel offers a touch of intrigue. Love the way she used the sofa as a banquet for the table. Great style! Thanks for sharing this, Marty. I'm off to visit.

  12. Very pretty! I love the mixture of gold and silver. I might just pull together my first tablescape this year. This one you found is really gorgeous with lots of great ideas! Happy Sunday Marty :-)

  13. Those dark walls are so lovely! I am loving her tablescape. Thanks for introducing me to another blog I must read.