Dragonflies and Butterflies Anyone?

I have been working with a client on decorating her huge home. This post will only show parts of the formal dining room that I added decor to. There is much more to be done in this room.

The chairs are large and very nice but looked a bit masculine to me. So I made 8 lumbar pillows (12 x 18) with reddish fabric featuring dragonflies on the material. The background of the material coordinates with the one red feature wall in this room. The two end chairs are leather covered. I was hoping to soften the look with these pillows.

I also made a long table runner out of the same fabric.
 I used the long shinny bouillion fringe to add a feminine touch.

See that fireplace behind the chair? My client wanted something above the mantle but not the usual picture or mirror one would think of. I did have the constraints of the square wood molding. But, when I saw this large beautiful wreath with the bright colored flowers and a huge butterfly, I knew it was perfect (at least seasonally) for this room.

I did change the original orange ribbon for a black/grey/white animal print ribbon, plus added some red flowers to tie in better with the room.
Below is the before picture that I took of the fireplace. This room has a THREE huge (and I mean giant) mirrored backed china cabinets that almost cover the whole red wall. A buffet is also in this room that I hung a mirror above, on my clients request. A rug could be added but it would have to be a huge one. Decor needs to be added to the buffet top, center of the table and in the china cabinets.

It is a room that I don't think I will be able to complete before the Christmas season is upon us or maybe ever. I am very troubled by too much furniture in this room so I don't show you the whole space. I think that they bought too much oversized furniture even though the home is huge!

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. Love the dragonfly fabric! Very pretty and the bouillion fringe is so fun. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You chose a pretty fabric for the pillows and table runner. Everythink looks lovely! What a beautiful home to work on!

  3. Love the fabric design and color. Softened everything just enough and that wreath was a fabulous idea! Super job and can't wait to see photos of everything elese you did.

  4. The fabric is so pretty and the wreath is gorgeous! The room is just beautiful!

  5. Wonderful fabric choice and the fringe does balance out the masculinity of the room. I also like the "wildness" of the wreath versus a painting. Beautiful job!

  6. Great choice, Terry! Love the fabric it has an oriental flair and really pairs well with and softens the chairs.

  7. That fabric is beautiful! It adds a very classy touch to the room.

  8. What beautiful fabric! I think it goes really well! You have beautiful taste! Thanks for linking up @ Show & Share!

  9. I featured your dragonfly pieces.




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