Friday 26 August 2011

Modern Country Dining Heaven

Hey chickadees,
Did I mention 
{as if I wouldn't have...} 
Monday is the day of a hot-tottie giveaway?

Remember me reviewing Holly Becker 
and Joanna Copestick's 

That's the puppy!

Monday 29th.
Be there....

When I saw this room for the first time, 

palpitations were the order of the day.

The beautiful mixture of old and new is 
so perfectly Modern Country.

The colour palette.

The fireplace.

The old-fashioned telephone.

The fabrics.
*thump, thump, thump*

Now, I don't know about you 
but I'm feeling as though chocolate is needed 
to get me through this heart-racing ordeal.

See you by the chocolate stash?
{Please tell me you have one too...}

Images: 25 Beautiful Homes

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paola said...

I like the colours palette..I have exactly the same lantern that lies on the fireplace and my mum owns a vintage telephone like the one in picture, but it's yellow!
A big hug

Anne said...

Oh I so totally agree with you. What a scrumptious room!! Thanks for sharing.

Doda said...

very tasteful decor! Nice!

susan said...

Gorgeous! Desparate for my own house now so I can get decorating. Wonder what the wall colour was? Was it this months magazine?

Jaimie said...

So gorgeous! One of my favourite details of the room is the beautiful, giant checked wing chair! Sigh!

Anne said...

oh, that's a lovely room! The fireplace, the chunky table... love! You are feeding my decorating addiction...

Unknown said...

Is it possible to have table envy? Must go have chocolate-wouldn't want you to indulge alone.

loveandlilac said...

Beautiful - I don't think I'd ever leave home. Thank you for dropping by my blog. I found your own lurvely blog last week and felt immediately at home - mind if I hang around?!


Fun giveaway . . . I got to meet Holly Becker last week at the Chicago book signing. Very cool.

What is in your chocolate stash these days?


It's me said...

Enjoy a happy weekend love love from me

Blondie's Journal said...

The table is just gorgeous!! Thanks, Sarah!


Cindy said...

That dining room is true perfection!!! I love the buffalo checked chair in the corner, too. Is that the inspiration for your dining room, dear girl?! That would be amazing!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Brandi said...

so much gorgeous inspiration to be found in your photos. problem is, now i want to change out everything in my home! yep, I'll take some chocolate!!

Deborah said...

Oh how lovely!
I love this too sweet Sarah!!
Ok so I have a chocolate stash!!!
Happy Weekend!!!!

Deborah xoxo

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the rooms, but where is the chocolate stash?

Travel With Lulu said...

She's coming to London this fall :) I have this book - isn't it great?!

Calypso In The Country said...

That room is so inviting! You're right - it is a perfect combination and country and modern and it is breathtaking! I must have that checked chair!
Enjoy the weekend!

bj said...

omygosh..I never thought I had one ounce of MODERN in me but this room just blew me away. I WANT IT !
Love it all...and, yes, I am grabbing a chocolate brownie, full of pecans, coming to meet you at THE STASH so we can talk about this amazing room...that I just pinned, by the way. :))
xo bj

Karen said...

Gorgeous room, I love it all. I'm gonna have to pin this!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

No lurking here, Sarah!

LOVE this room and I don't know what it is about a buffalo check but I love them.
This is so pretty... yes chocolate is needed to digest this glorious room and all the details!!!

Thanks for sharing.

FiliGrace said...

Simply beautiful, Sarah!
Tell me you're kidding about SUCH fantastic giveaway!
But if you don't, then.... hope I manage to wait till tomorrow. LOL


Le said...

ohhh lovely :) can't wait to see more le xox

Ness Lockyer said...

Beautiful! I have an old phone just like that- bakelite. Hope you are well =0)
Ness xx

Unknown said...

What a lush space Sarah & yes a lovely colour pallete & perfectly you. Just been baking a chocolate & raspberry torte for dinner ill set some aside you put the kettle on :)

Molly said...

Very, very nice post.
Like the colouers. You´re right
Lovely hugs

Jymbob said...

It's a lovely room, but I have a few reservations about:
1. the dog (not a dog person, sorry!);
2. the mugs - I find things always taste funny out of metal mugs;
3. the coal bucket because it has wood in it, which messes with my world view.

I do like pretty much everything else, though!

Oh, and I am the keeper of the chocolate for both myself and my wife, and I'm not telling anyone where it is!

Anonymous said...

Oooo isn't that such a dreamy and comfortable space?!! I'm with you, patootie! It looks like you just want to hang out with a cup of coffee and read your favortie book/magazine. The table and candlesticks are really stunning!

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!
Love to you...

Magali @ The Little White House said...

To me, the dog makes it look so comfy and welcoming... I mean a dog would know where in the house it's best to rest.
Note to self: try to include a nice armchair in my tiny dining-room!

Privet and Holly said...

So thankful
for you, today,
and the smile
leave your blog
with : ) I LOVE
this room, too!
I am slowly bringing
more blue into our
world at home, so
this speaks to me.
xx Suzanne
PS: Stash? Heck,
yes. I'll need to
dip into it on Wed,
when my kids go back
to school...sniff, sniff.

Val said...

This is my kind of paradise!! Great room.

Anonymous said...

I love the wingback chair the best! Just think - someone gets to come home to that beautiful room every day. I must be doing something wrong:)

LindyLouMac said...

Very attractive Sarah.

On Crooked Creek said...

Very restful colors! Oh, and chocolate stash is in the Studio on the lower level!

Tracy Glover said...

It is lovely and not too pretty pretty, which is the category my house falls into. A bit of modern is good too. There can be a bit too much shabby chic.
I do miss the chazza shops soooooooo much. What a saddo I am ! xxx

Meera @ firstsense said...

Yummmm, the colours in this room are absolutely gorgeous! You have such great style, my lovely :)

Meera xx

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Oh my I would love to win stores around here don't carry and good magazines but BHG unless you go to Joanns and pay a small fortune!

Unknown said...

I found this post yesterday, intended to pin it, then lost the post. This morning, I looked through all of your posts to find this blue checked wing back chair. The fireplace, the dining table...I love this room. I have moved into a open concept home and have little room to make statements. Also, a hubby who does NOT agree with my tastes :( Somehow, I am going to incorporate this look into what we have. Hugs, Jan

Unknown said...

Do you have any more pictures of this home? I am actuallly using this dining area picture to follow throughout my blue, browns, creams...I would love to see the bedroom of this home. I saw that it came from 25 Beautiful Homes and I just cannot find it. Please help!!! Hugs, Jan

Anne said...

Lovely lovely indeed! Esp the nice blend of fabric patterns, the large plaid with the subtle stripe in the blinds. Definitely a Modern Country look!

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