It All Started With a Walk Through

7.23.2015

I know I have told y'all before that sometimes when I walk through a room in my house an idea to make a change will pop in my head, Well.......it happened again a couple days ago when I walked through the dining room.

This change took place the day after I got home from Haven. The change had nothing to do with Haven except for the fact that while I was at Haven there just may have been a little trip to Ikea. 

Yes, when you are less than ten minutes from Ikea and a couple others want to go then why not go, too. Have you ever shopped in the florals and plants department?

I picked up these faux plants, yes, I know lots of folks don't like faux, but for the price I think they look pretty darn good, I thought why not. I actually bought them for something else, but that little walk through the dining room made me want to take away the huge dough bowl filled with beach items and to just add a simple vignette using one of my ironstone tureens filled with greens.

So the dough bowl was taken away and I added a grain sack then the tureen and two concrete finials. I was going to go buy some plants and remembered the ones I just brought home. They were perfect tucked in the tureen.

After changing the vignette on the table I also decided to bring the bench back in here and I swapped out the chairs with the breakfast room chairs that were originally the dining room chairs. Got it?

These were originally in here and I had the gray pair of these ladderbacks on each side of the hutch. This time I placed the white ones here with the large checks.

I kept the same vintage ticking pillows and love how they look with the checks.

One of my fiddleleaf fig trees has been moved to this spot and is loving the light. This is the very first one I bought a few years ago and it was tiny. They grow rather quickly. 

After moving the dog art in here I decided it was too busy with the ironstone platters down each side so now it has a cleaner look.


Yes, one walk through sparked several quick and simple changes for a refreshed look.

Please, tell me I'm not the only one this happens to.

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32 comments:

  1. Looks great ... love the new arrangement! I'm a big fan of IKEA's faux plants ... now I might have to tuck some of mine in a tureen! ;)

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  2. Looks fabulous. Yes, you know that I change everything often.

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  3. As always, it looks perfect.

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  4. Very, very pretty, Kim! It's fun to change things up!

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  5. I thought was a "bad person" (read a person with no taste) when I was buying them.. Even more so when my son ( he is 24 with NO design experience whatsoever) laughed at them. I looked at them again and I still find them attractive..So, you are not he only one and yes, they make a statement:)) Thanks for sharing and making me feel like I know what I am doing...

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  6. I love to shop in my own cupboards....finding things I've loved and put away that are ready to come out and play again.

    IKEA is addictive. Even if I don't buy a lot, I'm always inspired. The closest one to me in Montgomery is the one you went to in midtown Atlanta. I'm always so excited about walking through the room vignettes.

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  7. Such a beautiful Dining Room. No matter what you do with this room, it will always remain gorgeous:)

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  8. I love the changes. i'm a big believer in "less is more" so the edited changes look great.

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  9. :) Luv it when that happens. Keeps things fresh I say .
    It looks very pretty Kim.

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  10. It looks so pretty, Kim!!! I just changed my dining room around...that should last for at least another week :)

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  11. Looks lovely Kim! I have to go to Ikea now and see their faux plants. If you mix the faux with some real plants people will never know the difference! ;)

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  12. Heh, happens allllll the danged time. My husband says it's a good thing he's not hard of sight or he'd trip over all my changes.

    Gotta tell you - love love love the look of your table, and Ikea DOES have the most realistic looking plants. I ADORE the one you placed in your cute little tureen. GREAT look, lovin it. ♥

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  13. I have one of those plants in my guest bath that I love. I've been thinking of getting a few more to fill a metal flower box that I bought at Target years ago for dinning room table. I mix the faux with my real plants, ikeas "live plants" are great. I've had good luck and less expensive than Lowe's

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  14. You crack me up! Yes, I do the very same thing. My husband says if he ever goes blind, he will kill himself because I'm always moving things around. I just love refreshing my environment! It makes me feel happy.

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  15. Hi Kim,
    It looks great. Hey some of the faux flowers and plants look more real then the real ones. I am pro faux lol!
    Have a great day.
    Kris

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  16. No, you are definitely not the only one! Love the faux plant, it looks very real! Would love to know where the chandelier in the dining room came from?
    Best,
    Cindy
    Edith & Evelyn Vintage

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    1. Cindy, I found it on lightingdirect.com and it's by Quorum International. Here is the link without being linked. http://www.lightingdirect.com/quorum-international-6006-9-salento-9-light-2-tier-chandelier/p2220116

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  17. Oh, I need to go for a little walk, too! Trouble is, I need to hike over to the bank to finance all the things I'd like to change!!! Hehe! Your faux plants looks fantastic in your tureen in between those pretty finials!

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  18. You always make such great changes. The room looks fabulous!
    Best,
    Michelle fromsimplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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  19. I have shopped at their plant section and coincidentally shared the bonsai I got from IKEA on the blog today! Love the changes you did Kim!

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  20. Love your new look in the dining room! And yes, I agree, I have a couple of faux plants from IKEA as well. I like the pale green leaves. :)

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  21. Ikea faux plants are the BEST -- and you definitely can't beat the price! Also love the bench with your dining table.

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  22. Looks gorgeous, Kim! I like IKEA too. Closest one to me is in Orlando. That's alright though, I hit all the outlets while I'm up there too! Lol! You definitely get a bargain! I hope this comment gets published, they usually don't. Can you tell me why this is happening? My comments with other bloggers go through just fine. I guess this is why you don't see me post very much! Help!

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  23. Yay! My comment went through today, Kim.

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    1. Nancie, they should always go through. I have to read them first and approve them to go through so spam doesn't get through.

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  24. I love the vignette on the table! Believe it or not, I've never been to Ikea. Just might need to make a trip now. Also love the way the bench looks. Certainly perfect for photo taking... :-) And yes, walking through my house often makes me want to change things up.

    Lory at Designthusiasm

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  25. Love your new arrangement , looks great!
    Have a great day!

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  26. I'd like to move things around, but with my house it is almost impossible. Of course, I still have my mantel and my dining room table!!!

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  27. do you mind sharing where you found the sconces?

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