Inspirational dining rooms

Indeed, I have changed my blog lay-out. I adapted my blog less or more to the lay -out of the website of my company I tried to use the colours of the site in my blog.

Some days ago I was reading an interesting post about 10 tips to create a well designed blog (here). The post was written by Maria Killam at the Colour Me Happy Blog.

Since a few weeks I really wanted to publish larger pictures. My goodness, what a difficult job it was to me!! But in this blogger community there are such a nice people, who are so patient and willing to help! I have to thank Vanessa from the Decor Happy Blog and Julie from the Being Ruby Blog for their support!

I also want to thank my sister-in-law Nathalie to help me with the use of photofilter to create the new header of my blog!

Enough about my blogchange!

Today a post about beautiful, inspirational dining rooms. I am working on a dining room re-do for one of my clients and I was searching for pictures of dining rooms to show my client. Going through my files I stumbled upon some dining rooms of different styles that I wanted to share with you today.

This dining room by John Saladino is one of my favorites.

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Beautiful colours for this dining room. And a beautiful chandelier.

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No clutter for this contemporary dining room.

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Classic furniture in a contemporary area.

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A mix of classic and country style. I love the contrast of the dark brown painted walls and the white painted mantelpiece and doors.

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Very classic but classy.

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Sitting at this dining table makes you feel like a “chatelaine”.

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Country style with a Swedish touch.

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Solid table and gorgeous lighting.

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Love the beach chairs around that table.

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Don’t you love the combination of a dining corner and a sitting area in one room?

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Royal dining room.

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I love these chairs!

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Royal dining room again ! This is one of my favorites!

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Blue and white in combination with mahogany is always successful.

I always have loved a pair of wall tables placed at each side of a window.

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Dining room by N. Haslam.

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Not only the design of these chairs but also the colour of the fabric that matches the colour of the paneling, I adore in this room.

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Comfortable chairs I guess!

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I simply love this dining room.

Have a wonderful weekend!



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Impressions of Maison & Objet and blogger "meet and greet"

Although I am back home from Saturday night, I really did not found the time to post about our trip to Paris for the Maison & Objet exhibition.
It was a very nice but exhausted visit.
I have taken a lot of pictures but I will show you here some impressions of Maison & Objet and a few of my favorite pictures.
There were so many items to discover as table wear and table linen, bedlinen, fabrics,...but I have to say that I was in particular interested in furniture and lighting companies.
I hope you will enjoy this little tour!
At the entrance, beautiful coloured presentations of Maison Hermès!

This picture speaks for itself!

Exquisite "pièces d'orient" at Nadia Lazibi , France.
(no website)

Nadia Lazibi

Solid exotic wooden tables at Lysimport.

Yummy yummy!!!

I can't remember the name of this company!

Again wonderful wooden furniture and artwork at Jerome Abel.

Socles made of wooden trunks.

I loved the presentation of the lighting at the entrance from the JNL stand.
JNL is a Belgian luxury furniture company.

Again a company of which I can't find the name anymore, but I loved the combination of black and orange throughout their stand.

Again a anonymous picture of a beautiful chandelier.

Burlap at Chehoma.

Beautiful facade detail of the House of Porters.

Impression of Scapa Home.

Entrance of the Ralph Lauren stand.
You know that I wrote about the blogger "Paris meet and greet" in my previous post!
Well, a few of us met in the Hotel Duo Bar in Paris!
This was the place to be....

....and here we are!!!
From the right to the left : Maryanne Flaherty (Texas) of Beadbourdupcountry blog ,
Tracey Leeson (Australia) of Porchlight Interiors blog ,
Peter (husband of Maryanne), Amanda Harris (Australia) of Oliveaux blog,
Haley Leeson (sister of Tracey) and me.

Maryanne and me

Amanda and me

Tracey and me

Haley and me

My husband Jan in a good conversation with Peter!

It was so nice meeting Maryanne, Peter, Amanda, Tracey and Haley. We talked a lot and learned to know eachother better!
I am so thankful that they all did an effort to meet us there!!
So a few cocktails and glasses of Champagne later, we kissed good bye and went to our hotel room because we were all tired of walking around at Maison & Objet during the day.

Hotel Le Tourville
This is the hotel where we (Jan and me) stayed.
We haven't seen a lot of Paris itself of course, but driving from the Maison & Objet exhibition to the hotel, who was situated in the heart of Paris, we had a beautiful sightseeing of Paris.
I hope that I inspired you to visit Maison & Objet in September!
All images by me (except the one of the Hotel Duo Bar website).

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Off to Paris

Dear friends,
I want to let you know that tomorrow Jan an me are leaving for Paris!
No, it is not a weekend city trip we will make, but we go to Paris for business! We are going to visit the Maison & Objet exhibition.
I hope I will discover some new companies to do business with!

In the mean time I hope to catch a glimpse of (because the hotel we booked is situated in the centre of Paris) ....

... la Tour Eiffel,....

....musée du Louvre,....

...le Ritz Hotel,...

...Maison Chanel,...

All this after spending the day at Maison et Objet!

And last but not least, I really hope to see some blogger friends for a meet and greet in the Hotel Duo Bar in the heart of Paris!
Exciting isn't it!! I am so thrilled about meeting them!!!

Can you imagine meeting here in that trendy bar!?

I will tell you all about it next week!!!!
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