Friday, July 17, 2009

Fabulous Room Friday: 07.17.09


I found this room in photographer, Melanie Acevedo's portfolio and immediately felt a sense of melancholy. The rustic look of this dining room feels like the perfect setting for a delicious meal with good friends, great conversation, and equally great wine. Though it looks nothing like the restaurant in El Escorial, Spain that it reminds me of, this dining room definitely brings back the feeling of enjoying a lovely, simple meal in a relaxed, yet beautiful setting. The architecture is the true star here. You have soaring sealings and a beautiful old window to gaze at. The furniture and accessories aren't extraordinary, but are quite charming in a thrown together, European style. I feel like Europeans do the layered look so well. Or in this case, it looks like someone just pulled out whatever they had collected over the years and it just happens to look great together.

Wishing you at least one lovely meal with good friends and great conversation this weekend! Happy Friday!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is a very charming room. Mention was made of a certain European flair and how it evoked memories of Spain; however, it drew images of Japan for me. Perhaps it is the huge white Japanese lantern chandelier along with the painting on the wall and the sculpture at the window that stimulated those thoughts. The table and chairs are definitely kind of country European. All in all it is a quiet, sedate, minimalist room.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is a very charming room. Mention was made of a certain European flair and how it evoked memories of Spain; however, it drew images of Japan for me. Perhaps it is the huge white Japanese lantern chandelier along with the painting on the wall and the sculpture at the window that stimulated those thoughts. The table and chairs are definitely kind of country European. All in all it is a quiet, sedate, minimalist room.

LindsB said...

The room looks like its just waiting to be filled with friends and warm laughter :)

The Cherry Blog said...

aaaw i love this room. u have a good weekend too hun!

xx

Renae said...

Very calm and peaceful and don't you just know the walls could tell stories!
Blessings...

style chronicle said...

bueno!

doug said...

I'm a sucker for a big paper lantern...what a great space!

Blushing hostess said...

So pretty - I have been on the hunt for a high ceiling'ed home and it had been terribly difficult!

Haven and Home said...

Oh I love that room!!!!