Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, August 2, 2013

Let The Staging Begin- In The Dining Room

We have finished the sorting and clearing
of the first floor.
We are using things Ruth & Tom 
already had.
So far, they have not had to buy
one single thing.
Matter of  fact,
we keep subtracting from what
is already there.

Today, I am going to show you
THE DINING ROOM
even though we are not completely
done with everything.
I wanted to give you a quick preview.
I can't believe it but I did not 
get a picture of the dining room
before we started staging.
This room was the one that
we moved everything to  and 
then sorted thru it.

The room has a great big bay window.
The table and chairs were a secondary set
that Ruth had.
The big Chippendale set went to auction.
On the wall to the far left are these
beautiful cabinets.
See, I told you she had some 
beautiful things!
We set the table using her Noritake china
This is just a "test run" because it all has to be moved
so the carpets can be shampooed.
We will do a little more layering on the tabletop
before we are finished.
The carpets throughout the house are a deep turquoise.
Top of the line but the price reflects an allowance
to change the flooring throughout.
The front window looks out on a formal front entrance.
The blinds are solid copper and beautiful.
Here's a sneak peek at the outside of that window.
Notice the aged copper canopy?
Now, if you are very good
and promise not to 
eat the last cookie, 
tomorrow I will show
you the formal living room.....
maybe    
Off working on
another room-be back late!
your photo name

41 comments:

  1. Wow. I'm certainly impressed and I know you have put a lot of time and energy into this project. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Beautiful, and I know you are going to have lots of goodies when this is over.

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  3. Diana, Your friend own some very nice things. I loved the lamps. Can't wait to see the whole house inside and out.What last cookie? Time to arm wrestle for it.xoxo,Susie

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  4. Diana, Your friend own some very nice things. I loved the lamps. Can't wait to see the whole house inside and out.What last cookie? Time to arm wrestle for it.xoxo,Susie

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  5. I can't wait to see more of this beautiful home, I love the white and cream, its my fav look!

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  6. It looks great!! Wonderful job staging, Diana!

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  7. The dining room is just beautiful and I love the dining chairs. Copper blinds? I've never even heard of them but they must be beautiful. What an elegant home!

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  8. How beautiful! What a lovely dining room and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...I wanna see more.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Just beautiful Diana... why on earth are they moving?... xoxo Julie Marie

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  10. Lovely, lovely things. Everything looks beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the living room...maybe.

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  11. I love staging. The dining room is looking great. Pat yourself on the back!!!! xo

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  12. Very pretty Diana - good job!!!
    XOXO

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  13. Very pretty! Something about that dining room makes you feel right at home. :-) Great job!

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  14. That is a lot of work but feels good to help friends.

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  15. Very beautiful! I'm sure it's a lot of work, but the results are fabulous!

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  16. Lovely house with beautiful things! I know you're enjoying helping your friend, even if it's hard work! Enjoy your weekend my friend.
    FABBY

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  17. What a thrill to have such beautiful furniture and accessories to stage with! The dining room looks great.

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  18. Oh my goodness gracious! Oh my oh MY! How totally gorgeous. I LOVE every picture and every thing!!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful, Diana! Wow! Would I ever love to be present for that auction! Not that I need anything, mind you, but it would certainly be a pleasure to try.:-)
    xo Nellie

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  20. Hi Diana, Just gorgeous. I love the table and the sidebar. So inviting. Looks like a big house and lots to take care of for them.
    The outdoor bistro is darling.
    You sure did a great job.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  21. Gorgeous Diana..great job..very inviting..

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  22. Looks fun and you made it all so lovely! I want that white bust!!

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  23. Wow, this is an elegant home. I love the pieces she is still keeping. Looks like you still have much to work with for staging.
    I love the lamps.
    Get some rest. Have a great weekend, Ginger

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  24. Hi Diana! Thanks for popping in to my little Kiki blog and I hope you have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. busy bee...looks wonderful, and definitely when staging, less fornitures is better

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  26. A beautiful room, Diana! So tastefully done! It's elegant yet it has a home sweet home feel to it. Your friends certainly have lovely things!

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  27. You need to hire out for staging now, Diana!
    It looks great.

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  28. Beautiful! You are doing an amazing job!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  29. What FUN! Looking forward to seeing more!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  30. The room looks beautiful, there are so many lovely pieces. The copper blinds are impressive.

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  31. Yay! I've been waiting for the staging to begin. This looks regal. Can't wait to see the other rooms.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  32. It looks really lovely. Such a shame that you didn't get before and after shots...especially as you have done such a good job. Yes, she does have some beautiful things! Joan

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  33. I love the Noritake china! So elegant! what a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Wow tht things are beautiful indeed.

    Oh you must feel like a princess, queen what ever in those rooms with all the finest.

    Oh they all will go at auction know problem.

    Oh yes you are a Queen. Why did I think different.

    You have a nice home and all the finest trimmings, things.

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  35. I am late - sorry.
    And are you going to sell these things will set out? Why did I think you were going to take them somewhere?

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  36. Oh, I have enjoyed seeing Ruth's staged dining room. She has some beautiful treasures, and it looks like she has great taste. Can't wait to see more!

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  37. Wow, i have never heard of copper used in blinds!!! love the lamps diana, such a gorgeous shape!! You have done such a wonderful job!!

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