I am so excited about the new HGTV dream home in Sonoma! Sonoma is just about 45 minutes away for me so I plan to visit if and when they allow visitors. If you haven't already, please check out this link for a full tour and pictures of each room: http://www.hgtv.com/dream-home/foyer-hgtv-dream-home-tour-2009/index.html
I am especially in love with the dining room and guest room. I will talk about the guest room in a different post, but now I want to talk about this gorgeous dining room!
This is rustic elegance at it's best. It is earthy with it's henna colored walls, rustic accents, and distressed finishes. Yet it's elegant with the beautiful chairs and the wonderful tea parlor area. How I wish I had a tea parlor! And of course, you know I *love* the white plates on the henna wall.... kinda like in my dining room
Did you notice how they wrapped the wall color onto the ceiling and didn't use crown moulding? Now there's an idea I can get with. What a refreshing break from tradition. And check out this fabulous chandy:
There's a creamy china cabinet perfect for displaying your ironstone and serving pieces:
And the table setting is just gorgeous in it's rustic yet elegant simplicity. I like that they punched up the brown wood and white serving pieces with a little black in the chargers or placemats (or whatever they are). Very cool and unexpected and it ties in with the black table in the tea parlor area. LOVE that black accent.
But my favorite part is the antique grape collecting tool mounted to the wall and stuffed with olive branches. Divine!!!
I am so inspired!