Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Help Me Arrange The Dinning Room

This is the pic I tried to show you yesterday.  Nice, light and bright!  Much different than the living room, eh?  I love the creamy yellow color on the walls and the kitchen has the same.  The 3 bedrooms are some sort of off white and the bathrooms are a light sage green.
I need your help in arranging the furniture in the dinning room.  My table is the same size as theirs and my hutch is about the same too but I would like to arrange my pieces  differently.  This is a weak area for me.  I have a hard time visualizing space.  We thought we would like the table closer to the sliding glass door.  I love light!  I am also thinking about hanging a vintage sheet curtain on that door.  It's times like these that I wish I could cut and sew a strait line!  My head is swimming with ideas and I'd love to hear yours!


Shelia said...

I'm so excited for you! What a nice bright space. I love light filled rooms and the way our house sits on our lot, we just don't get bright sun. Okay, this is what I would do. I'd place your hutch in the center of the long wall and place your table across from it in the center of the space. You'd still have plenty of room to move around and your nice sliders wouldn't be hindered. Can't wait to see what you do.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy said...

I would for sure, get the furniture off the wall, it makes it look like a walk way instead of a room, I think your hoosier on the wall and your table and chairs right smack dab in the middle of the room....that carpet defines the space, maybe eventually that can go.....And I agree that patio door will give you tons of light, and that plant shelf has all kinds of possibilities!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

OMGGGGGGG!!!!! I haven't been in blogland for a while so I didn't know. I'm so happy for you. As long as you go with light cheerful colors it will be beautiful. I know you will do a good job. Also consider having both the shed and the space inside the garage. The shed for not so often needed things because we all know how much fun it is traipsing through snow and ice trying to carry stuff. Kinda tough! Congratulations, can't wait to see more.

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I would leave your table at the same angle as this one. But move it towards the slidding glass door. I would move your gorgeous vintage hutch where their shelf with sunflowers is on it.
That would seem to make the most sense to me in that limited area of space.
I have the same issue in my dining area! I hate the layout of our home. Why couldn't I have gone to school to be an Architect?!!
Good luck! I'm so excited for you! :)

Nan said...

Holly do you have to have a curtain at all? The house before we moved to Alaska had a sliding glass door and I put blinds on them divided in the middle and pulled them up most all the time. I think Sandy has a good idea here about the hutch on the wall and the table more out from there. Also that dark paint in the living room I agree that must go. Your room will become much larger with lighter paint, which color depends on your stuff. I like shades of yellow for a glow, but that is all up to your tastes and colors of your furnishings. I'm so happy for you Holly this has finally come about! Have fun girl friend.

Patti M said...

Holly I love rearranging furniture if you we're here in Florida girl I would run right over to help. I'm with Sandy the carpet &door r currently defining the space. The lines of the furniture in the picture lead u out the slide door, you want the lines to make you linger.

To reclaim the space try a nice sized area rug, table on top, placed long way, centered in front of hutch which is center to the wall. And r those spot lights in the ceiling? Try aiming them at the hutch. If that doesn't work keep moving things around until your "crafters gut" says YES this feels right! Have fun!


It's so much "FUN" to "help" you!
I would try tohave the hutch be a "divider" and have it face the patio door, placing it on the hallway wall...does that make sense??!!! It would realy be on the dining room wall, but facing the patio door. I think the table might look good "floating" in the middle of the dining area! You'll figure it out when you move in! Just TRY every angle!!!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

So exciting for you! I can't wait to see pictures when you move in!!

Jacqueline said...

Ha...do you really really want to know what I would do? Okay, let's try to put it in words.

I would take the cutie pie hutch and move it down right at the end of your wall snug on the corner.

I would paint that back drop wall a little warmer softer yellow and I would put an old window frame on the wall with 4 paned windows (to go with the country look of the hutch) and then I'd find a old screen door and attach it to the wall as though there was another room on the other side of that wall. A fake door and window if you will.

The table, I would place smack dab in the middle of the room as though you are creating a country diner feel. Make sure the table cloth is cute and fresh flowers or cutie pie seasonal deocr and I'd use a tie back (perhaps one of your ball garlands to tie the curtain back.

My little version of cute for your upcoming cute dining room! YEP! Make sure you have a cute coffee cup for me because one day I intend to sit at that table!

Have fun, you deserve this!!!

✿Carol✿ said...

Congrats Holly! This room is so nice and bright. For me, I would try to get your table as close to the sliding doors as possible, without blocking it, so that you can look out there while you're eating. Once you get your furniture in there, you guys will probably move it around a few times before you get it the way YOU want it. Have fun, girlie!

SueLovesCherries said...

OMG! I was going to suggest the exact same thing as Deb, Garage Sale Gal! I guess great minds think alike, lol!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

I would float the table in the center of that space a little closer to the sliding doors. Depending on the space between the wall and the table, you might be able to fit in the hutch on the center of that wall. If not perhaps on a wall opposite the glass doors? Keep the pics coming...so fun to see and help!!

Julie said...

I haven't visited here in awhile, and I'm so glad for you that you got your house. Congratulations! It seems like such a cute space, so bright and cheery. I love the pale yellow walls. I would place the dining table in the center of the space, and the hutch in the center of the wall. Some vintage fabric (curtains, tablecloth, etc.) would look so cute.
I can't wait to see what you do with it.