Today we’re tackling the age old delima… what do I do when I have one room that needs to serve two purposes? How do I go about decorating a combined room?! Technically this could be a living room and dining room, living room and home office, dining room and kitchen… but for this little scenario let’s focus on the whole living room/dining room situation. Why?
Leta Foster has spent the last 35 years designing interiors so well that her three daughters followed in her footsteps, becoming the "& Associates" in her firm. When this breakfast room project in an early-1900s Richmond home came to Leta, she tapped daughter Sallie Giordano to collaborate. Together, they decorated the space to fit a young family while honoring its original architect, William Bottomley.
It’s no fun to always play by the rules when decorating, but I have several tried and true measurements that I refer back to again and again to help pull a room together. I’ve already shared my must-have measurements for hanging art and my tips for decorating living rooms and now we’re moving on to dining rooms. So if you’re wondering how high to hang a chandelier over your dining room table, the best size chairs to fit your table, or how large of a dining room rug to buy, these tips should help!
Transform your dining room table with fun and colorful table decorations, like candle holders, table vases, napkin rings, candles, and other decorative objects. The best dining room tables combine table linens, serveware, tableware, and other fun accents to make an attractive looking dining room. If you are having a dinner party or Sunday brunch, then you can fill colorful vases with your favorite seasonal flowers. If you need more assistance with planning one of these important dinner parties or more casual brunches, check out our helpful guide that covers all sorts of proper place settings. Make sure that you coordinate the color, pattern, and texture of your table linens and other accent pieces. Complementary colors and textures can transform an ordinary table into a striking dining experience. Table decorations are especially useful if you are looking to create a fun table centerpiece that highlights your favorite dishes.
Outfit your well-appointed decor ensemble in wow-worthy style with this striking framed canvas print, showcasing an abstract motif. Its painterly details add an artful touch to your decor, while its golden hue brings shimmering style to any space. Build upon this piece's versatility by adding it to a crisp contemporary living room ensemble alongside a mid-century-inspired sofa and leather-upholstered barrel chairs for a cohesive arrangement. Accent the seating space with a glass-top coffee...

A dining room chandelier illuminates most dining rooms. Whether your taste is traditional, contemporary, or something else altogether it's likely that you'll have a chandelier hanging over your dining room table. A chandelier is often the focal point in a dining room, so it's important to get a dining room chandelier that not only works well with your décor, but that is also the right size.
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