Decorating Details

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Now that the dining room’s painted and the table’s on its way (one more week ’til delivery!), I’m going to try to keep riding this wave of decorating momentum before it loses steam.


Not sure if any of these pieces from Anthropologie will work in the room, but I like the idea of having touches of green and coral. What do you think? Too much color with the blue walls? Maybe I’ve been living in beige rooms for way too long…


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  1. Marla says:

    Those are such cheerful colors. I love all those decorations.

  2. Nadege says:

    Love the decorations. They’re cute! They remind me of a tea room 🙂
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  3. Melissa says:

    Oooooh I love hearing about your dining room, it’s like watching a home decorating show! Those are great colours and I really like that teapot. I think Tabs might like that birdcage though!

  4. Agata says:

    I love the vases! And I think a lot of color is good! I have never been to an Anthropology store, I went to their website after you posted the bunny decoration pictures and they have so much cute stuff!

  5. Very cute, happy and cheerful 🙂 Not really my taste in decoration, but I still like it! Just not in my appartment, I guess, if that makes sense 🙂
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  6. Michelle says:

    I have the flower vases in every color they make at Anthropologie. I have one in the kitchen, one in my bedroom, and the rest I put in our built-ins in the family room (they look really cute atop a stack of vintage books). I love that store!
    When we moved in our new home a few months ago, we had our front door and powder room painted the same color as you painted your living room. Love it.

  7. Kris says:

    I love the blue vases with the coral flower thingies. A combination of bright and soft coral accents with the blue walls are a good idea. Another thing to consider: An area rug under your new table – with corals, creams, maybe a darker blue?

  8. Tennyoceres says:

    That’s a very easy answer: Browse through magazines catalogs of kitchens and hotels you like. Take note of the design elements you like from the pictures (ornate paintings, zen rocks, orchids, a giant vase, etc.) and see if it’ll be practical for your dining area.

    Get a console table that can convert from L’Atelier de Tabs to impromptu buffet area that can hold giant trays and refreshments for Filipino parties. You KNOW what I mean! And you have the room for an extra little table.

    While I’m thinking of the Filipino thing: You can actually display the salad spoon and fork for the ‘giant spoon and fork display’ requirement. It’s practical and decorative. Picture of the Last Supper in the dining area is optional. (My fiance and I compromised with the 8-bit Last Supper. Satisfies Filipino expectations and is nerdy at the same time.)

    El Hubs should contribute to at least two design elements so the space feels like ‘ours’ rather than ‘hers’. A painting, his childhood toys, table cloths, lighting, something. All items subject to your approval, of course.

    Finally: Don’t forget it’s a dining area first! Make sure your dining table and chairs fit before you decorate =p

  9. Melissa says:

    Doesn’t anthropologie have beautiful things. I love the pansy vase.

    • auroragyps says:

      I LOVE the pansy vase, but they are my favorite flower. I so don’t need another vase with a pansy on it either, but I don’t have one like this one. Thanks Karen, for putting the yearning in me. 😉

  10. I love the vase with the red-orange flower! You need it!
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  11. Nina says:

    I am inlove with everything!

  12. Barbara says:

    Love the teapot!

  13. Christine says:

    I think black, cream/white, blues, and pops of orangey corals and greens would work lovely together! We seem to have similar styles. I love your paint and the decorations are exactly what I’d put in that room.

  14. inaya says:

    should be quirky and cool

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