Interior Inspiration: Gathering Plates

Most of the house is slowly coming together, a couple pieces missing here, accessories missing there and art needed here.  But there are two spaces that are crying out for attention: 1) the dining room, and 2) the family room.  The family room is a mammoth space since it used to be the dance studio.  However, I have a good idea of where I want to take take this room, so I’m not worried.  But I’ve been uninspired with the dining room. If the room were off to one side, I might be able to live with it for a while. But since we opened up walls, the room connects straight from the living room  and leads into the kitchen.  There’s no escaping  this room.  They say that in terms of real estate, dining rooms are the most underutilized rooms.  In our case, we have dinner here together, en famille, every evening so the room is actually an important gathering place for us .

In our last house, the dining room had a big mirror and a large scale painting, but both of those items are being reused in different parts of our new house.  I also want to address the decor of this room a bit differently and thought that doing a plate display might be cool.  Of course, I’m not thinking your grandma’s plate display, I’m thinking something more modern and graphic.  Kelly Wearstler does it beautifully at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica.

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But then I saw this cool plate display over at daydecor.  I like the polka dot effect, but it may be too busy for our space.

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But then I saw these Little Owl pieces over on the SF Girl by Bay blog, and I nearly died.  They are plates and art… combined.  Genius!

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Now I just have to go hunting for vintage plates that would make a nice DIY grouping.  You’ll have to come back to see what I come up with.

 

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