Tuesday, 20 November 2007

My Dining Room





I know you are all probably getting really, really bored of seeing the pictures of my new house so I promise this post will be the last one for a while but I had to show you my dining room. As we have moved into a smaller house due to moving into the city the one concern I originally had was where I was going to hang all of my paintings. After much thought, I decided to hang alot of them wall to wall and ceiling to floor in my dining room and I am so happy with the outcome even though it did take alot of planning as to the layout. It has created a very interesting look and feel in the room. I can't wait to have my first dinner party in there.

48 comments:

Katrina said...

That looks amazing, I just love it! Well done. Don't worry about thinking you bore us with your photos - keep 'em coming!!

midcenturyjo said...

Speechless Anna. Just too perfect.

Apryll Annie said...

Definitely not boring Anna- it looks gorgeous! I'm so envious of your art collection!

Lisa said...

I love this.....I have always struggled with how to display our ever expanding art collection.....fabulous!

Anna, it's possible for you to change your commenting options so that people without blogger accounts can log in and link blogs like typepad. I have a blogger account, but that is family news. My design web page is another account. www.lisateague.com

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Oh I love it!~
xo
Gillian

cindy said...

This is beautiful!
I especially love how you hung the art!
Cindy

patricia gray said...

I love the way you have hung your artwork. It makes for such an interesting room. Well done. I wished I lived closer to come for that first dinner party!

The Well Read Fish said...

NO I LOVE seeing the photos of your new home. Keep them coming!

Sequana said...

There is usually SO much wall space wasted in rooms that could be used for displays. I live in an apt. with 10' ceilings, and I take my hangings all the way up. It's a wonderful "surrounded by art" feeling in the room.

You did a great job with your arrangment. For sure I am never bored with seeing people's decorating ideas.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Anna - it's wonderful!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful art collection! This is a truly beautiful, well thought-out room. Keep the pics coming!

seb said...

i am usually skeptical of the picture groupings look but this looks amazing! organic and balanced and beautiful!!

coco+kelley said...

I love it! This is one of those things I would never be able to do in my own home because i'm so crazy about matching and balance that I'd end up going insane before I actually finished. But, you have definitely pulled it off! Nicely done.

stljoie said...

I'm not ever bored with your posts!! I really like the way you have organized your art...I do not like the so called cluster/overlapping effect...it does not dance on my eyes. This however is wonderful. The art is really showcased.

ALL THE BEST said...

Anna I am in awe of your dinning room!! It is just stunnung!!!! I'd love to see more photos of the art work and her about the stories behind the finds!! Love it!!

Style Court said...

LOVE this look! So chic and so great to see all your things in a whole new setting. Great job Anna.

maison21 said...

love the paintings- they look terrific all together! your hard work laying them out really paid off!

::tgm:: said...

Oh wow. Can I just tell you how impressive it is that you have done soooo much in such a short time? The mark of a true decorator....we've been in our house for over 3 years and I can't seem to get it right!

katiedid said...

Anna!
I will never get tired of your house photos! Please never stop posting your wonderful rooms! Your art arrangement is wonderful and I love the white backround with the punches of color everywhere. Bravo! :)

Jennifer Ramos said...

I'm not bored, i love how you've added a settee to the dining area, is that a settee? looks like one..

beautiful!


Jen Ramos
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kim. said...

I too am almost speechless. I LOVE art walls. But you've created a whole art room! FABULOUS!!! OK - now I'm speechless. And AS IF we're tired of photos of your home....it's inspiration for all of us to get off our butts and DECORATE.

Shawn said...

What a fantastic idea. Looks amazing!! I'm not sure we could ever tire of seeing photos of your home and style. :)

The Mouse said...

How lovely! I love the painting on the wall in the first shot. Gorgeous!

Naomi said...

Keep showing pics of your new home. I love them and seeing what is going on. I'm not sick og it at all.

karyn said...

There is nothing boring about seeing what you've done already. It's quite impressive.

Suzy said...

Anna, please keep the pics coming, it looks gorgeous! I love your art collection (I see you have more than one Bromley!) and I love the idea of using a love seat as banquette seating, I've been thinking the same thing for a while now...

Anna said...

I really can't thank you all enough for your lovely comments - you are all way too kind!! Thanks everyone for taking time out to comment - I do love hearing from you all so much even though I don't comment back as much these days!!
XO
Anna

Sue said...

I am in love with your perfect new home and the way you are dressing it.

Gaurav said...

Its beautiful Anna, can I ask what flooring are you using. Looks Amazing.

collard green queen said...

LOVE THE NEW LOOK! KEEP THE PICTURES COMING

girl meets glamour said...

I don't think I could ever get bored of see pics of you house. What a great living room , love the settee esp and all you beautiful pillow. Keep the pics coming!

~Kate

crabapple said...

I love this room...it's light and colorful, full of pretty things but not cluttered. Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh no, I would NEVER be bored looking at house photos! I love your dining room, especially that bench, the white ruffly slipcovers and your floor to ceiling paintings! I love that look, I really want to do that in one of my rooms but I need to collect more for it to look right! You have it just perfect!

AL said...

More please!! I'm just starting with my new (small) home... the walls are bare now, cept for a few photos. I'm at a loss of what to paint or frame. You are an inspiration!

AnastasiaC said...

no! we'd never get bored...inspired is more like it! hehee
Love your new house! your art collection is amazing...my walls look so bare!
we're changing our wall colour soon...any tips on how to choose a colour?

court. said...

Ha! I just saw your dining room pics on All The Best! As I commented there, I love the settee in your dining room!!

Thanks for sharing.

Alkemie said...

I think most of us are design fanatics and we could never tire of looking at new rooms and different ways to dress them. I absolutely LOVE your blog and all of the photos and inspiration. Keep the posts coming, it's like taking us all on a journey to complete your house! I just started my blog a couple days ago. If you have a moment, please drop by. alkemie.blogspot.com

Karen

Potter & Co. said...

The wall art makes this room so impressive anna!
How long did it take you to collect all those magnificent pieces?
PS. Encore encore.. keep the photos coming!
Mrs Potter
xx

Babelfish said...

I love this idea, what a stunning way to 'wallpaper' your wall.

Cote de Texas said...

Anna - don't stop putting up pics of your new home, please!!!! We all love to see it. The dining room is just beautiful, so bright and fresh! I love the settee and the slipcovered chairs, but the art work is the star, of course! Just stunning.


Joni

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Very nice! I just did this with my living room and I love seeing all my artwork around me.

Michelle said...

I love seeing the pics of your new house. It's "absolutely beautiful". Please post new pics as you continue to decorate! I think I can speak for all of us: we'll never be bored of seeing house pics--that's why we're here!! Thank you for sharing.

Neutral Dwelling said...

I love you dining room. It looks so fresh and personal! I love the banquette style seating also. Just lovely!

PETA said...

Anna, you have AMAZING taste. I absolutely love your decorating style and will never tire of seeing photos of your work- esp your house! Infact I'm pretty certain that they leave most of us thirsty for more!

Can you tell us where you find all of your beautiful artwork?

Pickle Girl said...

Anna, I love your site and it's such fun to check out your new home as it evolves! One question: that fabulous butterfly artwork in your dining room... would you mind sharing where you purchased it, or which artist created it? I would LOVE something like that for my living room. Thanks and keep up the great work!

Anna said...

Hi Pickle Girl - the moth painting you are enquiring about is by Allyson Reynolds - her work can be viewed online at the Doggett Street Art Gallery in Brisbane. Thanks for your kind comments!
XO
Anna

PreciousStyle.blogspot.com said...

Oh gosh, I want to move in! Your home is just lovely.

Amazing work lady, simply amazing.

Abbey said...

I love how cozy and gracious this is -- the art is perfect and so is that love seat! Thanks for the inspiration! Abbey

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