Tuesday, April 16

Dining room changes

A couple of weeks ago I asked y'all for your opinions regarding my dining room, and I really appreciated your help!  Nearly all of you voted for me to leave the top of the china cabinet OFF and to use the base as a buffet.  Obviously, it's not as tall as a traditional sideboard, but I think it works.

So here's what I've done with that large wall.  I love the way this big mirror shows up against the blue walls!

From the side, with the lamps turned off (where you can also get a great view of the return air vent!):

I know the mirror is very gold and the lamps are mostly silver, but I think I'm fine with the mixed metals look.  The lamps are actually mercury glass, so there's a lot of gold flecking in them:

And you can see a bit of the chandelier in this photo, which is bronze.  Lots of mixed metals!  I think I like that, but I'm still not quite sure.  Do you think it all works together harmoniously?

You might recognize the big mirror as the one that used to hang on the wall of crosses in my living room.

At the request of my husband, big changes are underway in the living room.  I actually hired professional design help for the very first time, and I'm excited about giving that room a whole new look.  I'll be sharing those changes soon!

So what do you think of the mirror in the dining room?  Do you think it works?

I'm joining these fun parties:
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays


  1. some day i want to see it all in person!!! but i love the mirror change!!! and the mixed metals are fun! i will be anxious to see what happens in the living room!!! will you keep your wall of crosses? move it? xoxo

  2. It definitely works! I love the look of the mixed metals!! Very pretty Richella!

  3. I have always liked mixed metals, and I think your room looks great. That is such a beautiful shade of blue and the big, gold mirror is very elegant.

  4. Richella, I love the mirror in your dining room! I think it works beautifully!

  5. I can't wait to see what you are going to do. Your house is beautiful, but changing things up is fun, too:)

  6. The mirror is a great piece, love it. I think the piece looks much better as a buffet, glad you took the tope off. Great lamps too.


  7. Your dining room looks great. I'm glad you are mixing the metals. It's just to worrisome to try not to. Plus, don't we all want some of those mercury glass lamps? I do but haven't found the right ones yet.

    When your hubby says please use a designer and change the room you just have to oblige. :) Can't wait to see what you do.

  8. Oh I love it in the dining room, I think your DR is stunning and I love, love, love the mixed metals. It gives the room such character and interest. I also like the wall collage you have in there too. Can't wait to see the LR. I would love for you to link this post up to my Inspire Me party going on now. This is so lovely. Hugs, Marty

  9. LOVE the mirror there! And, I love mixed metals too!

  10. I love the blue you chose. Great color! Makes all the mixed metals look great. Can't wait to see the rest of the rehab!

  11. I love the mirror against the blue wall! It is stunning. I like the lamps too...and the whole room is just beautiful Richella.

    How exciting to get to re-do the living room too. I can't wait to see what you and the designer come up with.

    Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  12. Oh I so love your dining room, thanks so much for linking up. Hugs, Marty

  13. Loved the OZ photo! Your pollen count looks off the chart...Zyrtec anyone?
    The mirror really is smashing, rich and bold!
    Blessings, Roxy

  14. Love the changes! The big mirror looks fabulous over your buffet. I am excited to see what you do in your family room.

  15. The mirror looks absolutely stunning on the blue wall.

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  17. I love the new look. Mixing metals just makes it more interesting in my view. Change is good!


  18. What a dramatic vignette. Absolutely gorgeous Richella! Thanks for sharing and blessings, Patti

  19. Your transformation is truly lovely!
    Can't wait to see what you do in the living room!

  20. I think your new dining room changes are wonderful, Richella! I adore the mix of metals, and they definitely work very well together. I can't wait to see what you do in your living room -- so exciting to see what a professional might do, especially considering the beautiful things you've accomplished. The pro has big shoes to fill!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  21. I like it so much better with the top of the hutch gone. It's looks visually so much lighter over there. Can't wait to see what you do with your living room!


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