The holidays means putting in some quality man hours at those dining room tables. To me it's all about catching up with friends and family while enjoying some good wine and good food. So in spirit of the holiday season fast approaching, Sarah over at Pewter & Sage is hosting another Mood Board Monday Challenge featuring dinnerware! Of course I wanted in on the fun!
Here are the contenders we had to choose from:
Lenox Simply Fine Dinnerware, available at Macy's
I ended up choosing the "Dolly" Dinnerware from Anthro. I just couldn't resist their beauty and that texture! I think I'll be adding some of the smaller salad plates to my Christmas Wist List! (although I'm a huge fan of the David Stark ones from West Elm too but those are sold out last I checked!)
I'm all for color and design but I love clean white dinnerware because it is so versatile and allows you to create so many table designs throughout all the seasons.
Here is the mood board I designed:
A little out of my norm but I'm digging it. I decided that it isn't everyday that you spend in your dining room so why not step outside of your comfort zone a bit and try something a little different.
My jumping off point (besides the plates) was the dining table from Ballard Design. I just love the aged feel of the base with the galvanized top. At that point I still wasn't sure where I was headed until I came across the amazing Ikat rug from ABC Home. Um hello... the colors, the pattern...it is like art for your floor!
I then knew I didn't want anything to be competing with the vibrant rug so I decided to use a complementary tone...enter mint green. I'm a big fan of mixing up chairs so after I came across the weathered rattan arm chairs (accessorized with a throw pillow of course!) I sourced some mint green Marais A Chairs.
The mint green chair reminded me of milk glass so I then thought to myself hummm, maybe a milk glass chandelier and what do you know that damn Martha Stewart created a beautiful one (although it doesn't seem to be in stock anymore).
I'm not a fan of table clothes and since my table is metal you can't really do much damage to it anyways; so for my table setting I choose some awesome wood grain place mats (I've seen one in person and had to touch it because it looked so real but it's just a screen print). To bring in another hint of color and quirkiness I decided tie dyed napkins were the way to go (fun DIY project on my to do list now too!)
I hope you enjoy it, it was really fun to make! Make sure to check out the other boards people have posted over at Pewter & Sage for some more design inspiration!