John Ellis photog favorite dining room

John Ellis photography, found via Mrs. Blandings

I hope you are enjoying the new format, that was a surprise wasn’t it? Betsy is still tweaking it, thank you for your patience.

I tore this image out of Metropolitan Home six years ago, it made the cover that summer and it has long been one of my favorite dining rooms.  It is a wonderful mix of old, new, cottage, craftsman, modern and traditional and appears on the face to be so simple. I read some time ago that the dining table is custom. I just noticed that the window is off center, it would have been closer to perfection if the line of sight was centered but those things happen, they’ve happened to me more than once. Its arguably perfect any way don’t you think?

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  • That space looks so calming!! I like it… Sarah, I noticed you had the same pendant light in your old house. Can you tell me the name of that kind of light fixture?

    • Vincent-good eye, I did have a similar pendant at Bungalow 404 but probably less expensive than the pendant in the Met Home dining room.I see some black detailing around the bottom of the pendant in the photo. This style of fixture would be referred to as a drum shade pendant.Mine was the Eden pendant from CB2.You can find something a little heftier & higher quality at a host of different retailers- Overstock, Restoration Hardware, CSN, LampsPlus, Crate & Barrel etc.

  • I love it because it merges simplicity and elegance. Also addresses the “green” theme.

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