Antiques & Antiquing, Art, DIY, Interior Style

From moodboard to moody room….

In my head I came up with an idea for a ‘rustic ambient dining room inspired by the Wicklow Mountains in Autumn.

I visualised all my ideas here:

and when it came to creating the space from a white 12sqM box at the Colortrend Interior Design Forum last weekend here are lots of shots of how it manifested itself…..

Imagea stunning landscape by Robert Russell and intricate etching by Jean Bardon are picked up by the ambient light


Imagethe pop of orange from the handmade cushion that I bought on etsy is echoed in the nasturtiums painting by Brien Vahey


Imagea string of lights set off the wall colour beautifully and I painted out my granny’s old kitchen shelves to really display the antique bits and bobs and rows of houses on them



The table was set for an Autumn supper, with rustic ceramics by Crannmor Pottery and place mats made especially by James Carroll teamed with antique wine glasses dating back to 1870 from my antique dealer on the hill in Enniskerry Village – more about him in a later post!. The handblown glasses were engraved with ferns – a detail following trough from all the nods to nature elsewhere on the set…




An antique décanter housed some port ready for supping from some of my vintage glasses all set off by an old lace cloth that belonged to my Mum that I brought to life again by dyeing it an antique grey.


ImageMy framers made this mirror with pretty detail, here it reflects the oil landscape by Brien Vahey


Imagemy antique dealer had some old fallow deer antlers which sat very neatly with this new mirror


Imageso I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of what happens when ideas from the drawing board come to life …..


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