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December 4, 2009

The most cool & colourful dining room ever

I saw this dining room (designed by Timothy Corrigan) on HGTV’s Top 10 recently. At first, I thought it was too wild and wacky. But the more I looked at it, the more I fell in love with it. And now I absolutely ADORE this room!!

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I know, it’s totally over-the-top, isn’t it?? But it’s also elegant and creative and colourful and welcoming and unique and fun :-) Could you sit in this dining room and NOT have a smile on your face?? I don’t think so!!

What I love about this room…. the gorgeous jewel-tone colours. And how cool is it that the trim is bright green?? :-) I love that the windows go right from the floor to the ceiling. I love the fabric on the chairs, and that the chairs are different colours.

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I love the mirrored table — it adds great sparkle to the room, and reflects the beautiful fabric that drapes the ceiling.

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I love how the chandelier adds glamour and sophistication.

HGTV top 10 TC 3

I just love, love, LOVE everything about it!!!

HGTV top 10 TC 1

How about you?? Do you love it or hate it, or are you somewhere in the middle?? Would you want a room like this in your home??

And while I’m asking questions… what colour did I choose for my kitchen cabinets?? Head over to this post and leave a comment with your answer. If you guess right, you could win a mystery Christmas gift from Victoria and me. Go, enter!!

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Picture credits: 1: Decorati  2-5: HGTV Canada

14 comments:

Christy said...

I LOVE it too! Though I'm sure I'd tire of it quickly, because I'm fickle like that. I tired of our orange family room in only two years - and the ceiling was white! But this room is so over the top, I would just love to join you two for a meal in there anytime!

amariaf2000 said...

I'd love to have a meal in here!! I love the mirrored table, the green trim, and the colors on the chairs!! I think I may have to go with something a bit different for the walls and ceiling though.

~angela @ peonypatch

Rachel said...

um, wow. i feel a bit over-stimulated in this space. where do you rest your eyes? certainly give the designers kudos for bravery and trying something out of the box. thanks for sharing :-)

mbkatc230 said...

My first reaction was a great big grin, so I would have to say I love it. It really is dramatic, but fun at the same time. The colors are gorgeous. As a practical matter, I doubt I could actually live with it on a daily basis (how on earth do you clean that ceiling???) But I really do like it, it would be fun to attend a dinner party there! Kathy

susan said...

This must be what the wizard's dining room looks like in Oz--I love it. I don't know that I could live with it, but I love it! Lots of Windex and elbow grease for that table!

qerat said...

Not sure Kelly. Maybe I would want to have a meal there but not to own it, I think such a theatrical design would make you a bit uncomfortable after a while.

Annie@A View On Design said...

yes it does grown on you, but boy would it make the rest of the house boring!

Susan said...

When I look at the room I find it has a surreal feeling to it. In fact, it reminds me of a little story.

Alice is bored sitting on the riverbank with her sister, who is reading a book. Suddenly she sees a white rabbit, wearing a coat and carrying a watch, run past, lamenting running late. She follows it down a rabbit hole and falls very slowly down a tunnel lined with curious objects. She lands in a long hallway lined with locked doors. She finds a little key sitting on a glass table. Behind a curtain on the wall she finds a tiny door that opens with the key and leads into a beautiful garden. Or in this case a beautiful diningroom.

Susan

{ L } said...

Oh wow! I've never seen anything like this. The mirrored table is interesting too. I wouldn't want this in my house but I would love to dine there if I had a chance! It would be a fun experience.

janet said...

hi kelly, how you doing these day? there is most certainly alot of creativity in this room, but you know me....lol it would last about 5 minutes in my home. Are you busy getting ready for christmas?
hugs
janet

Rachel said...

Kelly- thanks for all your great comments on my blog today!

Brillante Home Decor said...

I absolutely love it! If it was in my house I would just change the mirror table top, since I don't like the cold feeling on my arms and the butler would hate to clean it properly three times a day! Magnificent, lavish and whimsical.

puna said...

I LOVE it! I would have dinner there any day!

Donna @ dh designs said...

I don't know - doesn't do it for me. I love elements of the room - the individual jewel tones, the shape of the chairs, but I don't think I could sit for long in the room - it would be sensory overload.

I've seen the fabric treatments on ceilings and walls in several magazines over the the last little while. As soft and inviting as it looks, I just can't help thinking about how you would clean it. I guess I'd have to have "people" :)!!

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