Help With Finishing Our Parlor

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We have decided to change our dining room into a parlor. It is small and I am not sure what type table to put in the room or what type light fixture.

Also, we are thinking of putting some type of bar cabinet in the room.

In the dining room how big should the chandelier be?

Any idea or help would be great!



We love what you’ve done so far! At first glance, it looks as if you could move your furniture in closer together to create a more intimate seating area and minimize the space between seat and table. We think the Bornova Coffee Table would look great in the space. The round shape breaks up the squared-off shapes of the seating and even the room itself, while the rivet details echo the detailing on your club chairs. Now, the only thing missing in this arrangement is a small accent table between your club chairs. Our Metallic Garden Seat or Addison Tray Table would be a perfect fit.

Updating your chandelier is a great idea. We suggest one of our favorites, Cosette 6-Arm Chandelier or Laurenza 8-Light Chandelier.

Finally, it looks like you have room for a bar on the wall opposite the windows. The Jill Bar Cart is perfect if you want something small and versatile. Otherwise, we think the Ananda Serving Table would look great. Group barware and liquor on stylish trays and add a pair of lamps for a finished look.

Happy decorating!

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    February 28, 2013

    Thank you love the ideas!