Posts Tagged ‘dining chairs’

Update your dining room on a budget

October 29, 2010

Are you facing the panic of realising that the other night over a glass of wine you gleefully invited the ENTIRE family over for Christmas?? Well check out these fab ideas to give your dining room a makeover on a tight budget. No one will no the difference! We asked HomeShoppingSpy‘s shopping guru Ellie for her top tips!

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Christmas is coming!

July 8, 2010

Too soon to talk about Christmas? Hmmmmmmm, perhaps (although I swear I heard Christmas tunes in September last year?) Anyway, don’t panic, I’m not talking about getting ready for Christmas just yet … I’m talking about ‘Christmas Press Show Season!’

This is one of my favourite times of year, where I get to rush off in the baking summer heat (from the tubes, at least) to see what Christmas decorating ideas the high street has in store for us, while stuffing my face with Christmas cake – just what I need before I go on holiday!

Anyway, sorry I haven’t been posting more this week, but I’ll be sure to give you a lil round-up when I’ve seen them all.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview of what John Lewis has in store….

Nordic Scandinavian-style…

roomenvy - Scandi-chic Christmas

roomenvy - Scandi-chic Christmas

Elegant and formal white Christmas…

roomenvy - white Christmas dining room

roomenvy - white Christmas dining room

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes! They’re everywhere this year…

roomenvy - colourful Christmas dining room

roomenvy - colourful Christmas dining room

Right, now back to chatting about hot summer garden ideas – all in a day’s work…

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Weird and wonderful Thai-style home

August 17, 2009

This morning, Designfragment took me on a tour round a Thai-style home with a twist, and boy did it snap me out of the Monday ‘lull’. Statement dining chairs that actually remind me of pink fortune cookies; an Oriental temple-style headboard in the bedroom (… and a striking canvas that, to me, is more ‘nightmare-invoking’ than anything else); and last but not least, a couple of lounging areas on the ROOF! It seems modern Eastern style is on the up.

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dining room

I’m almost worried these chairs will snap shut?

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bedroom

Perhaps not the most romantic of wall canvases.

living roof

living roof

A new take on a tree house.

Wallpaper goes groovy baby

July 16, 2009

Wow! I feel like I’m suddenly in the swinging sixties. Using a brightly patterned and shimmery wallpaper on all four walls is quite a brave move, but I’m glad they’ve teamed it with white furniture or the look could have been a bit too manic – well, for me anyway.

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dining room

Pictures with panache

March 20, 2009

Before getting carried away with a hammer and nails, take heed of this dining room feature. Family photos in different frames are overlapped along the shelf for an informal yet eye-catching display.

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dining room

Escape to the country

March 16, 2009

I love the country look and, for me, it’s the warm terracotta tiles that make this cottage chic dining room so darn cosy! They go perfectly with the butter cream walls and rustic pine table.

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dining room - housetohome