Nouveau Traditionalis

(noun) "new traditions"
a wanky phrase I made up to name the type of interior design I love.
what I want to create for myself and my family as we make a fresh start in life
the inspiration I want to give my daughters to embrace change and create a life they love

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dinner bell!

A couple of years of boarding school has left the ring of the dinner-time bell firmly in my mind. I have to admit that it must have been difficult for the boarding house staff to make our dining room “cosy”, although the evening meal at my parent’s table was always a time for gathering together and sharing your experiences of the day.

It is my hope to create a dining area that helps foster that same sense of togetherness in my girls. Here are some inspiration images I have collected.


Kerri Russell’s home – Elle Décor

Adore the chairs, simple curtains, dark timber floors and light streaming through.


Frederic Malle – Architectural Digest

Lurve the blocks of colour, using blue and green together, shape of the pendant, eclectic art on the walls.


unknown via Fffound

White walls, dark timber floors, different coloured chairs.



Chairs, graphic rug, white walls (storage?), pretty flowers.


via Elle Décor

Blocks of colour, book case and a sofa under the window.


via Mini & Meg

White table, coloured chairs, light!!!

So, what have I learnt putting these images together??

My dining area must have: a white table, colour in pretty large blocks, timber floors, white walls with art and/or bookcase, large windows. some fresh flowers never go astray either :)

What do you love in a dining space?


xx Romana

1 comment:

Kath Lockett said...

Room number one is first choice for me. Everything we've got here in Geneva is from IKEA but at the moment we're waiting for a second-hand dining table (yes, from IKEA) and a new multi-patterned rug (new from, you guessed it - IKEA)to not only fill the room but make things more comfortable as typing a blog on a tiny outdoor table in a big echoey room has it's limits!