4.14.2010

Playing House

Did you ever play house when you were little?  I sure did. I can remember having such a vivid imagination creating the most amazing stories and places.  I can remember actually imagining my own house with a kitchen, family room, bedroom...the whole nine yards. 

Now that I am older I like to play a different version of house. I like to actually pick out the furniture and accessories that would go in my home if I could pick out new furniture daily.

Today I was on craigslist and had an urge to see what I could come up with for a dining room.

I found this table first

 a pretty rustic, farmhouse table

This Madeline Weinrib rug would be great to put under it



Then a pair of these wing chairs for either end- upholstered in Rubie Green Mary


 add these bentwood chairs painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove


And the walls would be painted in bold white and pink stripes using Benjamin Moore's Springtime Bloom



Hey, I did say it was MY dining room.  I did'nt say I had to share it with anyone (specifically the fiance who hates pink),  remember we are playing house here.



What would you pick out for a dining room if you were playing house?

29 comments:

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I've got a pink silk sofa in our living room....for my husband's information...the color is cranberry. It's all in the delivery! Fun dining room. Esp. love the wing chairs and that fabric!

bazaarofserendipity said...

Tell him its not pink it salmon! :)

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LindsB said...

Ahhh- using Cranberry or Salmon are great names to call it, I love it!! thanks for the ideas ladies :)

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I'd DEFINITELY do wingback, or some other distinctive type of upholstered "host" chairs at the end of the dining table - it's too good a look to pass up!

Lauren said...

So cute! I do this all the time... Sadly I am obsessed with Pottery Barn, I think if I ever have my own house and the funds, I will make Pottery Barn's entire quarter sales goal in one shopping trip... Le sigh. Happy Wednesday!

Darling said...

Gorgeous! Love every one of those elements!

Courtney said...

A man is a real man if he can handle pink, right?

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pve design said...

If I were to play house, my dining room would have lots of windows, a great funky chandelier, a huge table that could be moved aside for dancing. I would have a buffet for serving and the walls would be a rich navy.
Right outside would be a beach.
pve

angela | the painted house said...

Thank you for stopping by the painted house! So glad you had a look-see. :)

I would so love to have a dinner party in that make-believe dining room. Invite me, please. Oh, love those bentwood chairs.

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Love the wingback idea! I've never sat on a bentwood chair and have always wondered if they're comfortable. Are they?

I'm a big fan of that rug!

Sarah said...

I love craigslist...you can find anything there. I like the pink...but my boyfriend would never go fot it either. Lol! :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

It would be a great room!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I want upholstered dining chairs covered in amazing fabric with a rustic farm table.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Your idea for the walls is killing me - LOVE! xoxo

Angie said...

Now that's the problem- I LOVE to do this too but have no restraint when it comes to craigs list so I'd want to buy it all. Which might explain the 3 sets of dinning chairs and 2 extra tables in the garage! ;)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

It's fun to let your imagination run wild when thinking up a design...you can always pull back a bit afterwards if need be. Janell

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I play this all the time. It's called my "if I were not married" house.

btw, I have a teaching interview at the BAC!

Halie said...

Ooh I think your dining room sounds perfect. So chic! Mine would definitely have a dark round mahogany table (I have yet to come across it on Craig's list) with either soft gray chairs or something daring like chartreuse!

ashlina said...

well i think i just might take yours...its adorable. i wanna play this game.....hmmm. anything over 6 ft. ;)

Natalie Catherine said...

haha i got a kick out of this post. i love playing house!! and i love your house...sounds like a fabulous dining room. :)

The Zhush said...

Love your "play house" and really loving that MW rug...she really can do no wrong!

sketch42 said...

I love imagination decorating!

Southern Aspirations said...

you are so cute- love the rug especially and the furniture picked out would look great!!

Katie said...

FUN! I like it :) My sister and I used to play house alllll the time! I think it's a girl thing!

paula said...

I love to play house too.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Id do something similar...i like the idea of having wing chairs on the ends of the table....so pretty. But i think I would go for a blk & white striped fabric and a white table. :))

carlee said...

Loved playing house...and I think this room would be perfect. Right down to that gorgeous rug.

Gift registry said...

I love that game. We used to play it every time.

Donna said...

Love your selections!!!