Copy Cat Design: Eclectic Dining Room

My super-stylish assistant Colleen, who blogs at There Comes A Yes, is the queen of sourcing. She always knows where to find the pieces I have in my head for our client projects. I'm so excited that she's going to join us on LGN for copy cat design posts! Email us if you have an inspiration room you'd like to see interpreted.



This dining room from Elle Decor is one of the first I saved to my computer many moons ago, so I was quite excited when Jenny asked me to break it down for you today!



This little guy adds just enough humor to a mantel. At 2 feet tall, he's a statement too!


Classic Louis chair.


Faux ostrich for the dining chairs. Love a leather or faux skin for easy clean up.


Ebay is a great source for vintage oil paintings, especially quirky portraits like this one. Really dig the shade of her shirt and lipstick too!


Urban is so on the ball with trendy and inexpensive home accessories. Perfect way to add a little extra color to your room.


The inspiration room has quite a bit of traditional going on, but breaks up the look with the MCM lamp. It can be hard to find a stylish brass floor lamp new, and under $1000, so I really like this version.


Oh the ubiquitous Docksta. For the price point, its stylings are excellent, and it's not too tiny either at 48 inches wide. Definitely prefer it paired with traditional chairs.


Always love a mix of mediums--buy three or four photos and hang them vertically for a similar look.


Pearl River is an excellent source for little doodads if you need to style your room in a hurry.


Another fun pillow to add to the mix. I'm not the only throw pillow addict, right?


This sofa is an excellent option if you're striking out on Craigslist for the real deal. Plus, it's a lot more apartment-friendly than most chesterfields!

35 comments:

Charlotte said...

Oh so pretty, if only I had the space to recreate this! One day.. until then I'll keep checking out your copycat posts so I know exactly which style I want to go for :)

Christina Marie Interiors said...

Love that dining room too! This is a great series. Thanks for all thee copycat sources!
Christina

Anonymous said...

I love that living room. I have had it as my screensaver for months. Loving it, loving the colors and the wonderful painting. Thanks for this post. Dawn

Modern Furniture said...

Thanks for sharing excellent info on modern furniture.

Sara said...

Doing the happy dance right now in my kitchen! Thank you for the auto trim source...brilliant! Exactly what I needed for a project...four sample cards already on their way to my house. :)

Carol said...

This is fabulous. I hope you make it a regular feature.

molly said...

Love this new copycat feature. Keep it up!

coqui1024 said...

Love this!Thank you Jenny and Colleen! Love having all these sources - Some I knew but some I never would have thought of. And what a great room as a first subject. I want to re-create it now! Especially love the idea of the fake ostrich on the chairs and would never have thought of the Auto Trim Store. Have you ever used it?

L said...

I love this feature! Can't wait to see more.

coqui1024 said...

Love this!Thank you Jenny and Colleen! Love having all these sources - Some I knew but some I never would have thought of. And what a great room as a first subject. I want to re-create it now! Especially love the idea of the fake ostrich on the chairs and would never have thought of the Auto Trim Store. Have you ever used it?

Jenny at LGN said...

Yay! Thank you guys for so warmly welcoming Colleen's new post series! I'm hoping to make it a very regular feature. She rocks my world.

Coqui1024 - I've used the autotrim vinyl several times. It's super duper durable and so affordable. I recommend ordering a sample card so you can touch it and see the colors in person. they have lots of styles but the baby ostrich line is my favorite. I think to date I've put it on four different sets of dining chairs! Perfect for families (or messy eaters!) :) The soft gray color is lovely and so is the yellow Colleen featured here. It's a bright mustard - such a statement color!

xx

Wes said...

brilliant copy! great job, Colleen.

xo J and V said...

Okay, that mustard faux ostrich...wow! Loving it! Love how you broke the room down, great finds and sources! Excited for this series:)

HannahJ said...

WONDERFUL copycat- love the sourced items you found as subs for the real things- and what a great didning space!!

Diane James Home said...

What a fantastic idea for a post - can't wait to see more! Hope you have a great weekend, Cynthia

Albertina said...

I like this post!! Its a beautiful room and I love the copy cat version. Its perfect!

Anonymous said...

Hi, love this copycat theme here. I am an artist in N.C. and I have 5 portraits for sale for $150.00. Email me for photos if you are interested. :)
diannedballard@gmail.com

Thanks Jenny!

amber wallace said...

So pretty! I'm excited to hear from Colleen!

Melissa@Julias Bookbag said...

GREAT series! More More!

Danielle said...

Love everything, especially the wire hare! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Barbie said...

This room has always been a favorite of mine too. So nice to see it done "Copy Cat" by you great ladies.

Barbie said...

This post reminds me of a question I'd love to submit to you ladies:

I love pillows, but I prefer a custom combination that is interesting, where the pillows complement each other but aren't a perfectly matched set. Can you offer tips for achieving this look? There are so many cute pillows out there but I struggle to isolate the perfect few for my space. Both my living room and my bedroom need an update in the pillow department and I'm stuck. Please help!

Anonymous said...

Longtime reader, first time poster. LOVE this post - keep em coming!

NPL said...

LOVE THIS!! Thanks for such great info, I already can't wait to see what's next =)
If there are any campaign furniture sources out there besides zillion dollar antiques, waiting on CL luck and ikea hacks I would be forever grateful!!! I have had no luck so far and can't stop obsessing.
Speaking of copy cat, I *need* copycat and start using the word "doodads" it doesn't get more fun than that.

Katie said...

thanks jenny and colleen! love the copy cat ideas, and i'm especially excited about a few of these items...gonna have to swing by urban soon cuz that pillow is mine! :)

Liz said...

hi love the feature! tried to send some ideas but the link isnt' working for me??
Thxs

Annie @ House on Rene said...

Great feature and good work Colleen!

Marielle said...

How fun! Love the sourcing. it's a gift.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Lovely! Thank you for breaking it down!

Stacey Merrill said...

what fun! This will be a great series

Katie Muncie said...

Oh the colors are insane in that room!

I adore your blog, I read it religiously and without fail am always inspired. I still have a long list of DIY's from you that I'm planning to do. Without a doubt your my DIY queen.

Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

How beautiful! I can't wait to see more Copy Cat posts! :-)

Liz said...

would love to see this Ashley Wittaker room
http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/makeover-color-0208#slide-1

Annie Hollywood said...

Great job! It doesn't look at all like "I loved something expensive so I settled for something cheaper."

Anonymous said...

May I ask what program or technique you are using to achieve the graphic layout of the photos of the selections for the copy cat room feature. thanks

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