The santos has lots of detail. She adds height to the table and she is just cool and funky. I even added a wood tag that I made into a chalkboard tag.
Speaking of details, vintage chairs usually have more detail than new ones. Don’t you love this blue chair? And it came with chippy paint.
These miniature portraits really appeal to me. Add in the effect of aging and they are twice as fun. They probably aren’t that old, but I look that they look aged.
Even the mirror is super old and full of detail. I found it at Round Top, click here for the story.
Of course my Round Top olive buckets have so much character, that I even used them empty. I finally added some lavender but will have to show you those photos in another post.
Again another new element is this lamp (well I have two of them). They may be new but they have lots of stuff going on with them. They really have an antique look.
Here is a view of the entire room. Of course the room itself has lots of detail too with the window trim and the wainscoting and the reclaimed oak floors.
So why add a plain something when you can add something with interest and appeal? Of course the more detail things have, the more you have to be careful that it all flows together. You don’t want things ‘fighting.’
So today’s food for thought is to think about details and layering them in a room for a very rich look.
How do you layer details?
And that’s a wrap. BTW, if want to get more ideas on how to get the Farmhouse French look, be sure to sign up for my free ebook, coming in November.
I couldn’t agree more! I love detailing a room….just another reason I can’t be a minimalist! I have seen many homes which have beautiful decor but have left me flat because there was no attention to detail……those small touches bring a room to life, truly.
Ahhhh. What a way to start my day. Such a lovely space!
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
What beautiful layers, Anita! LOVE your look!
So pretty! love all the details, and your chandelier is to die for!! 🙂 I’m still working on layering- it’s never been my forte, but it’s getting better…
Beautiful room, and so true that its all about the details. So often the hardest part to pull together…
I love this room, especially the chandelier and the side table. The only thing that would not suit me are the two buckets on the table, they seem too large. I would have to move them every time we ate or they would be in the way. And they remind me of my first apartment 40 years ago where I had to put a bucket to catch drips from a leaky roof! But that’s just me and I think the room is gorgeous!
Gloria, I promise, the buckets are not there when we eat at the table!! Even much smaller floral arrangements can get in the way when you are dining, so I like to keep that stuff very low or just off the table during a meal. That’s funny about the leak bucket.
Ashley Rane Sparks says
I love it all. The antique lamp(s) are my favorite. I would love to create a shade like that. Everything in your house is gorgeous and you have such great style.
Way to go!
Ashley Rane Sparks
Charlotte Snodgrass says
Love the room and the detail. My favorites are the beautiful blue chair and the chalkboard tag around the lady’s neck with the Bible verse!! Very nice!!
Mary Feguson says
Beautiful dining room and I love how you explained why and how you used your items in your decor.
Thanks so much for this lovely post. Have a great week.
I love this post Anita and that lamp just took my breathe away! If you ever tire of it you may send it to me if you would like, LOL!!! Your home is so beautiful. I have been looking at chandeliers for the new house and my choices are very similar to yours. It is funny, I am looking at all these things and we haven’t even framed yet but I have the bug and I figure take my time and really concentrate I what I want and there will be no regrets.
Love, LOVE, L O V E all the layering of details. . .
yet, streamlined and classic design of your dining room, dear friend!!!
Truly a lovely home!!!
Love the room and thanks for the best information.
Love the details of this room and especially love your lamp! Looks like a Guildmaster to me. If you are looking for more lamps like this we carry in the shoppe. Just wanted you to know…….. Keep it coming, Anita……I love your posts!
Rhonda, yes of course Guildmaster!! I used to work for a design store and ordered a ton of stuff then. Guildmaster, Aidan Gray, and Park Hill were some of my favorites. Your shop looks beautiful Rhonda.
I love your room and your attention to details. The Santos is that from Ballard Design? I have been wanting one for years but the only one I can find is from BD. love the lamps. They are beautiful.