Style Plan: Modern Prep Dining Room

By now you all know that I’m currently participating in a curators sale for Joss & Main.When I got asked to curate the sale I was told to pick items that would enable a customer to log on and just buy one item or buy an entire room. So I figured I could share this week the rooms I would build with pieces from my collection.

I’m a big lover of bold colors, pattern play mixed with classic elements. Traditional with a twist is my own personal design style hence the theme to my sale was Modern Prep! Everything is chic yet comfortable, because we all need to live in our spaces not keep our house like a museum.

We are going to start the style plans with the dining room. Here are how I would put together some of my picks for meal time.

modern prep dining room

1. Every dining room no matter how small deserves a place to house all of your wine. The pemberly end table is in a classic white with lots of wine storage for it’s compact size.

2. I like my lighting to not take up a lot of visual space. I tend to work with many clients that live in teeny NYC apts so keeping things light and airy is crucial. This chandelier has an interesting space, but won’t overwhelm a space.

3. I like topping bar cart/wine storage set ups with a mirror of some sort to help bounce light through out a dining room. This mirror is too big for the wine storage above, but regardless it could be used in the same sort of set up. It’s a steal at only $289 for it’s massive size of 40″ H x 30″ W plus it has a gold finish and looks like faux bamboo.

4. I love that we now have the options of finding affordable upholstered pieces that are in patterns! Getting anything upholstered on your own is a pricey endeavor. Once you add up the cost of the frame of the chair, new fabric and labor it can be a bit of budget breaker. These greek key chairs fit perfectly with my modern prep theme.

5. Every room needs some statement artwork. I was shocked when I found these beauties that came framed for only $57.95 a piece! Bachmans Warbler and Fork Tailed Flycatcher are both nicely sized at 23.5″ H x 17.5″ W. The price on just a frame for that size would be at least $60 in most craft stores. Amazing steal.

6. It must be the traditionalist in me, but I love a touch of granny chic in a space. Just a small dose of it normally does the trick and for this space that would be this gorgeous ginger jar.

7. I’m a sucker for a pedestal table. They just seem so grand even when they are in a petite size. My only pet peeve with pedestal tables is that when you find them at a wallet friendly price the bases tend to suffer and look a bit too thin and that just ruins the overall look of the piece for me. This pedestal table is at a great price coming in at $319.95, but still carries nice weight to it.

8. If space allows I always like including a bench of some sort. Typically you can always find them in a fun color (hello, citron!) and they can be placed against a wall to make another seating nook in a room or bought up to the table for extra dinner guests. Love the tufting and nailhead trim on this one!Plus the top opens for storage!

9. I rarely go neutral on rugs. Come to think of it I don’t think I’ve ever used a neutral rug in my own home or with clients. There are just way to many fun patterns and color ways around to ever go beige. Plus your rug grounds your space and helps all of the other pieces in the space flow together. This chevron number is very similar to the rug I have in my own dining room.

So, what do you think? Do you approve of my picks?

Next up a bedroom room and living room style plan.

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2 Responses to Style Plan: Modern Prep Dining Room

  1. Love it! Especially the punch of citron. It really picks up the color in the prints. Love everything in your sale!

  2. Sarah says:

    Oooh, I think I may steel this or my dinning room inspiration. I already have.the lighting.

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