French Country Dining Room Updates

1.28.2019

I have been changing some things up around the house as usual and one of the first rooms I updated  was the dining room. When I first shared the antique French hutch I purchased a couple of years ago I didn't put anything on top of it as I wanted the hutch to shine all by itself. After decorating the top of it for Christmas it was looking bare to me after the decorations came down so I decided to add some of my collections to the top to enhance the French country style of the hutch and room.

French Country Dining Room Updates

I kept the centerpiece on the dining table simple with my vintage French pitcher filled with faux olive branches and two candlesticks.





I have added and taken away from the display on top a few times until it was just right to me.
I ended up using a couple of my vintage breadboards, Santos cage dolls, a wicker wrapped demijohn and an orchid.







On this buffet I added an Aidan Gray candlestick and my vintage scale found in France several years ago on my only trip there.



A display of some of my blue and white pottery sits atop this antique armoire and more of my breadboards. For those who don't know it this armoire was our first antique purchased back in the early eighties. This was before my style went in the French country direction. It's a great piece for storage and I use the long mirror all the time.

French country dining room at dusk. savvysouthernstyle.net


My new favorite find is this little Ralph Lauren lamp from HomeGoods. I love lamplight. 
How about you?

I hope you've been inspired.
Have a great week!

26 comments:

  1. I like all of the changes you have made. That lamp is adorable.

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  2. Where do you get the energy to make all your changes??? Lol They look really good, but up and down the ladder to make the change on top of your buffet would exhaust me!!!

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    1. Donna, it was quite easy and I workout every other day. I have to keep moving for my weight and my bones.

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  3. I always love your changes, they are always just wonderful. You have that special decorator's eye! I too, love that little lamp! Have a glorious day, Kim!
    Hugs from Texas~
    Nancy

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  4. I love old wardrobes/armoires!! We have a large one in our great room (houses tv, stereo, photo albums, etc.) and a smaller one in our master bedroom (again houses tv and storage for linens). Have you tried centering yours on the wall? I like the additions to the top of the cabinet.

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    1. If you are talkng about the tall skinny armoire it is centered on the little wall space it's on.

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    2. Hmmm, yes, there is only one armoire in the room - correct? With the mirror? I guess it is just the angle of the picture.

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    3. After looking at the photo I see what you mean. It is closer to the wall. I think I had it that way because the air vent is under that piece and I was trying to let it be closer to the side of the armoire so it can heat or cool the room. I may slide it over a bit. It's like three inches.

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    4. Those pesky air vents!! We need a peek at the mantle!!

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  5. Your home always look lovely and I love your new updates.

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  6. LOVE the lamp, Kim. The top of the hutch looks great. Hope you are doing well and that your mom has settled in and is in a good spot in her life. xoDiana

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  7. Pretty changes...isn't it funny how we feel differently about our homes once all the Christmas comes down? Love the lamp too! Happy Monday!
    Shelley

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  8. For some reason I couldn't send a message to your stories. I see Mr. Savvy working on the mantle. Just wondered if you've thought of replacing your tile with something more neutral? Can't wait to see what he does to the mantle!!

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    1. This marble replaced white marble a few years ago, so no he's not changing that out. All I wanted was a deeper ledge and now the whole mantel is being rebuilt.

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  9. Beautiful!!!!! Your dining room is one of my favorite rooms in your home :o)
    Have a great week!
    ~Des

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  10. Hi Kim,
    Love how you styled the top of the china cabinet. So look is so elegant. Have a great week.
    Kris

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  11. Beautiful as always, Kim! Love all of the rich woods with your blue and white pottery. Just lovely!

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  12. I was surprised to see the old antique armoire cabinet, I don't believe I have seen that view. I love it! As always your style is so refined and beautiful!

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    1. Funny, I have shared it a few times, but some folks don't remember seeing it.

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  13. Love the addition of the bread boards in the room...they add such great texture, shape, and height to the hutch and the armoire. The addition of the blue and white is fantastic adding the perfect pop of color and classic feel that is abundant in the room. I remember the day you got that scale...so many scales at great prices...You will love future shuffling of that lamp from room to room as I do. AND..that vintage French pitcher..be still my heart!

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  14. OMGoodness, I love everything! Love that you have things on the top of the hutch and I don't remember the armoire! I love it too! I have the same RL lamp:) The whole room looks great!

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  15. I love that you still have your first armoire. We still have ours too. I love the blue and white pieces. Fun collection.

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  16. I really like your dining room chairs. Where were they purchased?

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    1. The wooden ones are French antiques and the end chairs were from either houzz.com or wayfair.

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