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
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.....
Off working on
another room-be back late!
your photo name


Musings from Kim K. said...

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

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Have a lovely day.

Jettie said...

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

Susie said...

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

Susie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Preppy Empty Nester said...

It looks great!! Wonderful job staging, Diana!

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Julie Marie said...

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

Susan said...

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

Ron said...

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

Unknown said...

Very pretty Diana - good job!!!

Patty Patterson said...

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

Ruth Kelly said...

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

Cheryl @ TFD said...

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

20 North Ora said...

Looking great!



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

Maureen Wyatt said...

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

Japolina said...

Great Job Diana!

Ramblingon said...

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

Nellie said...

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

Celestina Marie said...

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

This N That said...

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

Sew a Fine Seam said...

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

Savannah Granny said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

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

Lucille said...

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!

camp and cottage living said...

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

Gert said...

Beautiful! You are doing an amazing job!



What FUN! Looking forward to seeing more!

Anonymous said...

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

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

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


pembrokeshire lass said...

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

Tete said...


Annesphamily said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Chatty Crone said...

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?

Red Rose Alley said...

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!


Laura said...

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!!