Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Monogram in the Dining Room...

Over the years, I have inherited an eclectic mix of furniture from my parents and grandparents. My dining room table (from my parents) was in our house up until junior high school. It is round with two large leaves to make a very sizable piece of furniture. The matching chairs were caned and after time, they all needed some fixing. I am about to replace them with monogrammed chairs..they seem to be all over the place these days.









My friend Ali's beautiful chairs...








When I was doing research for this post, I came across this picture. I love the white piece of furniture on the left and the amazing wallpaper in the kitchen. So fresh...


So, this is my solution...Ikea Henriksdal chairs. They retail for $89 each and then I will have the slipcovers monogrammed. I have been meaning to have Lori Jayne Monogramming in Palm Beach make up something super fun for my initials, so this might be the perfect time. Was I waiting for my initials to change?? Maybe, but for a small amount of money, I could order new slipcovers and add my new monogram down the road.

The other thing I am dying for is a new chandelier for my entrance way. The light that came with my condo wasn't too offensive, so I left it there for replacement down the road..and then it broke. This coral one from Ballard Design is so cute and goes with my decor. Retail price is $299 and they are on sale at the moment 15% off!

The list goes on and on for my condo projects..next up-my bedroom. I haven't done anything with it and I am sick of looking at it so plain. My problem is that I can never pick a fabric and stick with it. So my walls are a beautiful blue, my curtains are a simple white and my bedding is all white as well. The only color in the room is my pine bookshelf filled with books and the clothes sitting on a chair that I can't fit into my closet. With tropical storm Emily headed to Florida this weekend, this might be the perfect opportunity to lock myself in my condo and get to work. I will let you know how that goes....




Looking forward to Labor Day...and Nantucket!



Photos courtesy of Pinterest, A Thoughtful Place, Coco Cozy, Ikea, Ballard Design and Joann Malloy

2 comments:

Linda said...

Hi - I'm in South Florida and hoping "Emily" doesn't runin our Key West week next week!!!!

Best wishes on your condo decorating!

Linda

living well said...

I love the idea of monogrammed dining room chairs!