Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Our Home In Pictures: Dining Room

First and foremost! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your incredibly kind comments!!! We do live in a really peaceful environment... We both work very hard and we love coming home at the end of our days --

Last week after I posted our outside, Mr. Realife asked why I didn't put up a picture of the whole house! I have no idea... so, here it is!

...I know you'll sleep better tonight :)

Ok... on with the Dining Room...

Standing on the back porch, this is what you see...

A look from our foyer
ignore the messy coat rack


The lighting... {sorry for the blurry pix}


When looking for dining furniture, we kept looking for a "set"
Our interior 'consultant' {because he did not design our interior}
Told us not to buy a set, but separate pieces that went with
each other -- Wasn't my cup of tea, but I'm getting used to it


Our table...

I love fresh flowers and like to get them when
they are half off at the store - they last about a week.


While it's not "matchy matchy" as my desire for
traditional design would like... I do love our server...


Inside our server, you'll find these really cool fish from Mexico...

The art you see leaning against the wall
was painted by a local artist my husband likes...
Who knew this southern boy had a modern side to him --
Clearly not framed the way we want, it has yet to be hung :)


And of course... this is what you'll see
when we forget our sweet baby on the porch
{yes... those are 'wet nose' streaks you see}


I think that's it! Next? Kitchen!!

34 comments:

Shannon said...

Love the house! It's so cute! I'm with you - I like matching sets, but this looks great together.

Jon and Steph said...

You're house is adorable! I love it!

Lauren said...

Love the house---it has so much charm & personality!

Lucy Marie said...

It looks great. And don't even worry about the pictures that are not hung yet, leaning pictures are in style! I have two pictures frames that are leaning, waiting to be hung, but then I realized they look cool where they are.

Just pretend you meant for them to be like that :D

Ashley said...

I say forget the house and post every pic you have of that adorable pup! Haha, Jackson leaves wet nose streaks on the car windows when we travel.

But seriously, adorable house! Love the fresh flowers..

Sunshinemeg said...

Love it and love the pic with the pup! Too cute!

Ms. Salti said...

Such a beautiful house!!! I'm totally jealous!

Brown Girl said...

Oh my your house is so beautiful!! And the doggie is a cutie too!

Lindsey said...

OMG your house is gorgeous!!!! Love it!

Courtney and the Boys said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

uuummmmm...that server is to.die.for!

Newlywed Next Door said...

I love your house! Beautiful!

SassyEngineer said...

I love your house :) I loved the first tour to of the outside. It does seem like such a beautiful area. I love the light fixture in your living room. I like a mix of traditional with kind of an americana feel, and I love mixing furniture that goes but doesn't match. So don't worry, I think your furniture is great. I love the server!

Katie said...

Hi, I'm a new follower and I adore your blog. I hope you don't mind me popping in!

What a beautiful house! I didn't
get a chance to comment on your last post, but it truly does seem like an enchanting location. I'd love to have a haven like that.

Your home seems very charming and peaceful. But I think my favorite picture is of that precious pup! That definitely makes the house complete!

~Katie

Chic Runner said...

love the server. Perhaps we shall eat dinner when I come visit at your nice table. ha ha :)

Miss Caught Up said...

I'm jealous! Your house is so cute! Great decor! :)

Kristen said...

beautiful house! i posted a help on decorating blog today bc we just purchased one.

LyndsAU said...

Love love love your beautiful home!! It's so pretty and well decorated :) I love your table and chairs!! Can't wait to see more friend!

Sunshine Mama said...

Beautiful home. Love the stained glass light fixture and the touch of flowers. Good idea!

Shaina said...

Your house is gorgeous!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Love it!

The Preppy Princess said...

Oh goodness Miss Realife, it looks simply fabulous! What wonderful taste and style you have! Good for you! And the little noses up against the window are signs of love!

Thank you for popping in to visit, how *have* we missed each other all this time?!
tp

Cocaine Princess said...

Simply gorgeous! You have marvelous taste in home decor.

Cole said...

Beautiful house; I'm so jealous!!

Loved the pic of your adorable puppy. :-)

Cookie Crums said...

Love you house!! I have a light fixture almost identical in my breakfast nook area...my colors are just a little bit different. I love it and get tons for compliments!

Jenny.Lee said...

I want your house! It is so cute!

Miss Anne said...

Your house is so lovely.

The outside is breathtaking...

and your dining room is gorgeous.. love the dark expresso!

xoxo

Bambi said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Can't wait for Kitchen pics. Somehow the kitchen is always my fav!!! Your dog is a doll!

KT said...

I love the server! Love it!

The Constant Complainer said...

You have a very lovely house. I enjoyed the tour. It makes me want to do a similar post - just so I can clean up my house. LOL. Like someone said above, I love the character in homes like yours.

Being Brazen said...

you have SUCH a beautiful home

morewineplease said...

Oh gosh... I love it all.. makes me realize how much help i need!

beautiful job!

Megan said...

I love your house! It's so beautiful!

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