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Brick wall dining room, Tolix chairs and pretty chandelier…Create this space

I came across these images from this website of this brick wall dining room and fell in love!

It’s fantastic!

love the blue tolix chairs in this brick wall dining room

I was pleasantly surprised to find out they were a Chicago design/antique business about an hour away from me,

and these pictures are from a 2011 show house in Lake Forest,IL.

In fact you can see  a before picture here.

amazing dining room with blue tolix chairs and french trestle table!

I wondered how  it would be to pull together a space like this so I decided to do a little on-line browsing! I’m not being paid by any of these companies, I just thought this would be fun!

I found these Tolix chairs on Overstock


 and 2 colors of spray paint from Rustoleum

Rustoleum in Robins egg one called Robin’s egg.

Rustoleum Slate blue

and the other is a closer match, Slate blue.


And while you may not be able to afford and authentic French trestle table, you might be able to get a great reproduction one like this one at One King’s Lane.

one kings lane trestle table

A little sand paper and whitewashing and it will  age right up.

Lastly, it needs a really awesome chandelier.

I found this one at Lamps Plus

dark metal and crystal chandleier

I actually really liked the dark metal arms on it,

crystal chandelierBut this one is much closer to what is in the picture.

And after you use this technique to make your faux brick walls,


you can find similar curtains here which are just plain pretty.

sisal rug from ballards

and a sisal rug from Ballards.

But I actually love this wool and jute rug from Pottery Barn even more. It has a much cooler tone to it.

 What do you think? Is it an attainable space? I think so. I think if you shop around you can go either high or budget  on it and get a very close and result.

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  1. You have all of this down to a science, Jen, and I agree! I also think that you can take a big chunk off the cost by looking for rugs at Natural Area Rugs (sisal, etc.) and lots of other things at Overstock and Amazon. I absolutely love Ballard’s and Home Decorator’s…always quality. One Kings Lane, and Joss and Main are big online shopping places for me but the shipping is slow and returns are impossible.

    Thanks for the great ideas!

    Jane x

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