Let's continue the tour of the Martha's Vineyard home that I decorated 2000 years ago for the Newhouses.
We've looked at the living room and the entry hall, so today is time for the
To be different and cutting edge,
I used a dining table, chairs, chandelier and server.
I am so awesome in my pioneering spirit.
back to reality.
Please don't ask me where I got anything in this room, much less the whole house, if I don't give the resource, it's because I DON'T REMEMBER.
BUT, I think the table and chairs came from Milling Road, a line under Baker Furniture.
The rug may have been from Stark Carpet.....maybe.....
The chandelier and sconces were from a wonderful company that completely has
escaped my mind.
The server was an antique English oak that just screamed for a coat of paint.
It was probably quarter sawn, but I needed something that would work with the room and a big old piece of oak wasn't doing it for me.
This was in the days that folks didn't paint anything that stood still for 5 minutes,
so I had to do some convincing of my clients.
The guy that painted it thought I was nuts.
I had it painted the color of the room's wooden molding so that it would relate to the space.
The back of the piece had a mirror, which I had't seen before on an antique like this.
It helped make the room feel more open.
If you've been following this story, I hope you can remember that I was using a circle motif throughout the house.
I fell in love with these chairs, they seemed to have a nautical vibe and I loved the circle back.
For the table centerpiece, we used a wire lighthouse that Catherine Newhouse had found on one of her poking around trips on the island.
Since these images are from Tradition Home Magazine and not my trusty camera, I had to blow up the pictures when I had to show you guys some details.
So bare with me.....
Since the living room, entry and dining room all flowed together, I used fabrics that all worked in the blue color scheme.
The dining room draperies were whimsical with a print of plates and blossoms on a blue background.
We repeated this theme by placing plates all around the room leaning on the top of the wainscoting.
The fabric picked up all the colors of the living room floral.
I like to mix geometrics with other prints, and for this house chose checks and plaids.
The dining room chairs got a little plaid.
The living room got a bigger one.
The window seat cushion got a plaid that seemed to be the reverse of the living room one.
I mixed the different patterns together in the pillows.
Below is one of my brilliant collages that I assembled by using PicMonkey!!!!!
It shows all the fabrics together.
For the rug, I had one custom colored with a blue background that matched the fabrics.
The design looked like a compass star which furthered the nautical motif I was trying to achieve.
If you've followed my work over the years,
you know I can find one idea and then use it until someone waves a weapon or two in front of my face and tells me to
drop the decorating theme.
The wainscoting detail that I drew up had a cap board on it's top that was routed with a groove for plate display.
We collected antique blue and white transfer iron ware to be displayed on the wainscoting.
I wish I could remember the name of the company that made the lighting.
I had them create the chandelier.....
double sconces between the windows in the dining room. I had to have them make them narrow enough to fit in that space.....
Single sconces over the fireplace in the living room.....
and single sconces in the entry area over the window seat.
that's it for now,
I have to get back to designing my fabrics.
I thought I would launch my line this fall, but now it looks like this will happen in the spring.
Who knew it took so long????
Maybe if I knew what I was doing, it would go a little faster.......
On that note,