Posts Tagged ‘table’

Delightful dining

February 13, 2012

I love a large dining room, but it seems that having a separate space dedicated purely to eating and entertaining, is something of a luxury these days. With open-plan spaces and island units with breakfast bars on the rise, could it be that dining rooms will soon be extinct?

While we mull that over, here’s a few of my favourite dining designs…

A dramatic feature wall makes for a striking scheme



Set within a conservatory, this room benefits from lots of light


Bright, bold and modern, this vibrant design really makes a statement


A wow-factor light fitting and quirky accessories add interest. Oh, and have you noticed the wine store in the corner, conveniently to hand?

Which is your favourite?


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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A simple paint trick

August 18, 2009

If you like to keep your space light and airy, then the idea of a statement wallpaper or bold block of colour on your walls might not be for you. I like this simple paint idea. By choosing a vibrant elegant paint outline in stylish red,  it teases the architectural detailing out of the shadows and frames this dressing area.

Find out more about this bedroom dressing area

dressing area

dressing area

Cool kitchen

May 22, 2009

Check out this kitchen-diner layout.  The kitchen is built down one side with a table running down the entire length to create one large open-plan room.

Get more info on this kitchen from Livingetc

Open-plan kitchen

Open-plan kitchen