Wednesday Woodworks – Dining Rooms, Rustic

Whitewashed and beachy chic dining room from skonahem via greigedesign
Now that we have seen custom woodworks gracing refined dining areas, it’s time to take a look at more rustic applications.  The simplicity of the above room is engulfed in craftmanship; timber floors, timber beam open rafter ceiling, and architecturally shaped windows letting in all that lovely natural light.
Image via mydesignchic
Another architectually shaped set of windows and central door open to this rustic plank table and muslin covered chairs dining room.  The wild succulent centerpieces add life to this gorgeous table.
Petra Bindel for British Elle Decor from style-files. via keenandfitting
Mismatched wood chairs, petite drop leaf table, and a quirky corner cabinet amongst a collection of muted art and diverse collectables make this a charming little dining nook.
Stylist James Leland Day via
A modern nod to rustic, great balance of warm woods to shiny metals.  If your like me and love the marbled caramel color of this table, see the above link for an entire house full of similair deliciousness.
This dining room eats, breathes, and lives wood; it’s EVERYWHERE! I would like to have a cup o’ tea and slice of cake here one day.

Rough-hewn floors and exposed beams in this barn conversion, moved from Canada to Connecticut.
Above image and below quotations from styleathome, who recently profiled bloggers-fave-fall-design-trends

Lia Fagan, modnest 
“Wood is the ultimate neutral. Not only does it work with just about everything, but it never fails to add warmth to a room. Few spaces feel complete without the presence of this element. It doesn’t always have to come in the form of flooring, furniture or cabinetry. Introducing hits of natural wood through your accessories and lighting is an unexpected way to embrace this versatile material.”
Lia Fagan is the designer behind Mod Pieces, an online boutique featuring restyled vintage lighting. When she’s not in her studio, she’s teaching others how to “design outside the lines” on her blog, Mod Nest.

Ashlyn, pineconeplace

“My favourite fall trend for 2011 is wood. Touches of wood can cozy up any decorating style, especially a modern style with lots of white.”
Ashlyn loves to share fresh decorating ideas, recipes, DIY, and photos… things that relate to home and family. You can follow her on her blog, Pinecone

“This year, I’ve found that we’ve been using natural wood so much more in our home. I’ve always loved white-painted trim and paneling but now I also love the rustic, natural patina raw wood adds to a space. I also really like the idea of using recycled, aged wood for the warmth and history it brings to a space. When we renovated our son’s room, we used recycled barn board to add that warmth. I’ve also seen lots of wood projects using materials that would otherwise go to waste – old crates and boxes, pallets, log stools. It’s an eco-friendly and inexpensive way to add a designer trend to your decor.”
Megan is a design loving blogger who owns a construction company with her husband, as well as her blog, Nutmeg and Company. Megan and her husband recently bought a historical home in Wortley Village in London, Ontario and are renovating and decorating every square inch for our family.

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