Let’s go shopping! Last summer I did a post on decorating with turquoise. It featured a dining room designed by Andrea Brooks. It had such a timeless, classic appeal that I shared it again recently on Facebook. With all the requests I’ve been getting on Ask the Decorating Files about that room, I thought I’d shop the look so that you could recreate it yourself with budget-friendly prices. Here’s another look at that fabulous dining room.
And now let’s…
Shop the Look
The table used in the room is an antique farmhouse table. You can get the same look with the Sourav Dining Table from World Market. According to their site, it’s “crafted of kiln-dried hardwood with a warm finish, it features a hand-planed, chiseled top and turned legs.” The cost for this wood table is $529.99.
The side chairs are most likely covered in real leather. These Parsons chairs found at Amazon.com are upholstered in a leather-like material. They come in a set of 2 for less than $140 for the pair.
The wingback chairs at the head of table are vintage chairs that had been re-upholstered. However, you can find the same fabric for $19.99 a yard at The Fabric Finders. It’s by Brentwood Textiles and it’s called Nepal in the color Water. Wingback chairs are easy to find in thrift stores; I picked up two for $25 a piece. When buying chairs like this for a dining room table make sure the seat and arm heights are comfortable. Also, check to see whether or not the table has an apron and take that into consideration when selecting your chairs.
Bird Cage Centerpiece
I thought this would be the easiest thing to find, but it took a bit of looking. I couldn’t find a natural color birdcage. The only thing I could find was this green pagoda style birdcage from World Market. And it was on sale for $37.49 (regular price is $49.99) The color is nothing a little bit of spray paint can’t change. A few coats of a light brown and you’re good to go. Just a note, this color does work with turquoise. With the right accessories, you could keep it green.
You’ll want to have curtains long enough to go from just below the crown molding to the floor. At $69.99 a pair and 115″ in length, these Sanela curtains in light turquoise are a great buy from Ikea.
White Curtain Rods
You could spray paint curtain rods you already have in a crisp white or buy new ones that are already white. I found this one at Lowe’s for $17.97 for a 72″ rod including the finials. They also sell the white curtain rings and brackets to go with it.
This is the one item that I couldn’t find a budget-friendly substitute for and the original is a bit of an investment. It’s called the Duke Chandelier and it’s $1800. The two used in the room were custom made with all turquoise crystals. You can find it at Arteriors, but it’s to the trade only. Let me know if you’ve ever come across something similar to this fixture, but at a fraction of the cost. 🙂
What’s your favorite thing about this dining room?