Hi House of Turquoise fans – I’m Amanda from Dixie Delights and I’m so excited to be back today sharing my dining room!!

This room was 95% complete four years ago, so it goes without saying that the last 5% took quite a long time.  That always seems to be the way about it though – the last few things take the longest to figure out but really seem to make the space. Here’s what the room looked like on move in day…a nicely sized, bright space with my favorite window in the house.
dining room

And here she is today!

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Paint - Benjamin Moore Beach Glass (walls/ceiling) and Benjamin Moore Alabaster (trim)
Curtains – Lewis and Sheron Silk in Aquamarine, trimmed in P Kaufmann Pizzicati in Robin’s Egg, made by me
Drapery hardware – Antique Drapery Rod Company
Floor - unstained white oak
Rug - Indoor/Outdoor French Leopard by Ballard Designs

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We purchased the table, chairs and china cabinet from Haverty’s as a set for our first anniversary.  After years of hemming and hawing over what to do with it to break it up, lighten it up and make it feel not so expected, I finally skirted the six side chairs in Robert Allen Linen Duck in Natural.

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My sister made the preserved hydrangea arrangement in a silver wine chiller we received as a wedding gift.  The mercury glass apothecary jars were from Wisteria, the white candle sticks are from the Butler’s Pantry collection and the oyster shell votive holders were a fantastic Rosemary Beach vacation find!

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I found the crystal chandelier in an ad in the back of a magazine before we even moved in so unfortunately I don’t have the source for it.  We brought the Ballard Designs ceiling medallion from our old house.

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Peeking in from the living room, you can see the gigantic china cabinet that offers a massive amount of very functional and much needed storage.

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My mother gave us the antique sideboard years ago.  The lamps are from Ballard Designs, and they sit on glass risers from Wisteria.  The Venetian mirror is also from Wisteria.
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And, tucked away in the corner of the dining room is my high chair.  It’s one of my favorite pieces of furniture and I couldn’t bear to hide it away for the next thirty years until I have a little granddarling to use it.  My parents had it painted by the same Savannah artist that painted the walls of my room as a child and gave it to us as a baby shower gift before we had our first son.

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The most beautiful thing about the dining room is that we use it… a lot … for everything from birthday shin digs to supper clubs to holidays to Sunday Suppers! 

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April 2011 628 copy 
 February 2011 047 (2)
  January 2013 007 copy 
Thanks a million, Erin, for having me today.  To see more detailed shots hop on over to Dixie Delights, or click here to take a peek at our entire before & after home tour.


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