Once upon a time on a Friday evening after the kids had been put to bed, a girl sat down on her couch to flip through the catalogues that she received in the mail. It was the calm part of the day where she could intermediatly watch Brian Williams whom she so adored and look through all the pretty, glossy pictures. Many times she was able to glean inspiration from the colored images and this night was no acception. Eventually she reached the end of her stack of magazines and the large one, Williams-Sonoma.
The picture looked very familiar to the girl. She rushed into her dining room, set the table with forks & plates & moved bits around. Then she snapped this photo.
No, the lighting was not as perfect as the cover shot and her runner is a bit wrinkled. But, she knew she had put the room together a year before the magazine published their room. And she was happy.
PS – Yes, I did get a bit fiesty on FB Saturday. Thanks to those that stood in the gap for me 🙂
OH!! Hands Down YOU WIN!!!
I actually like your lighting and your set up better than the magazines one! 😉
Yours Is much better.
Sophie Blackwell says
I actually prefer the lighting in your picture. Makes the room look less cold and much more homely and appealing 🙂
Soooo pretty….love it all and especially the cat under the table. Just wondering if this is the inside cat that was outside on your painting video! Hope all went well with getting him back inside. Love your blog…very inspiring!
Wow. Simply stunning. Where did you find your dining room table? I am in love with it!!!
Debra Hunter says
Christen ~ Your home is one of the most beautiful I’ve EVER seen!!!! Thanks for sharing your heart with us. Never change!
Rick S says
You can smile because you are you and Williams-Sonoma is following you without knowing it.
Love your home as well Christen! You give this Grandma some wonderful inspiration!!