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  1. Brenda, I love the way you have put this new home of yours together. I have been along for all the different color schemes and they have all been reflective of the different parts of your personality. (even the orange door!) I think this decor speaks well of the peace you seem to be finding in your life. It is truly lovely! Blessings to you.
    My cat chews up paper,cardboard, corners of books! There’s no accounting for their choice of activities!

  2. I think you hit a home run with the new chairs! They look great with the table, and I agree that neutral decor is a get decorating style. The dough bowl centerpiece is so pretty!

  3. From what I can see, your apartment is so cozy and welcoming. I love your style.

  4. Your new chairs look so nice with your table. You always manage to get everything to match so beautifully. I look forward to your next decorating project, and the healing progress with your ankle. I am so glad that you have such a nice apartment now and the good neighbors that are now your friends. They make a big difference in life. Have a very good day.

  5. I love how you staged the dough bowl with the greenery. It’s all so very warm and inviting. A perfect place to relax and have a cup of tea.

    1. A dough bowl can be dressed up for any season. Looking forward to decorating it for fall. I consider greenery a neutral.

  6. It looks welcoming and inviting!! LOVELY…so glad they f i n a l l y got around to delivering the other 2 chairs!!

  7. I like those chairs with that table – it looks to me like it came as a complete set! Also, I prefer upholstered chairs. And round gives no sharp edges or corners.

    1. The dining space would probably be easier to get around if it was a round table. But I like my rectangular one. At least it’s all wood, unlike so many these days.

  8. Hello Brenda
    Your chairs look so nice with your table. The legs are rounded and compliment each other perfectly. Great job! Your home looks so soft and cozy. Great choices you’ve made decorating. I read your blog everyday and glad you are healing from surgery. You’ll get there.

  9. Your dining area is BEAUTIFUL!! Your apartment so homey. Happy you can furnish like you like it. You are deserve happiness ,beauty, and comfort.

    1. I’m so happy to have peace in my life. No worrying about bad things falling from the ceiling vents!

  10. That dough bowl is so subtle yet eye-catching. I love it. The chairs are elegant but homey. A very lovely addition!

    Since I will be moving soon, too, I am looking for decorating inspiration. I won’t be buying much just working on creative reuse! I have a small bird quilt I haven’t used in a long time. Maybe I’ll hang that up!

    Happy Sunday to you & Ivy!

  11. Yes! The table and chairs look like they were bought as a set! Looks great! Good job on putting the chairs together!

  12. The chairs look beautiful. They really dress up the look of the dining area! I love the dough bowl with the faux plants!

  13. The chairs and table look so well together that you would never know that they weren’t sold as a set. The chairs are good looking and look comfortable. Really a nice look. I also like the way you use quilts in your home.
    Ivy is a different cat but just like people, everyone has a little different personality. I think she is a hoot the way she takes anything and claims it, runs off with it like you got it just for her!

    1. Excellent choice,looks great!!!!!
      My cats are little weirdos,no boxes,no bags but both of them will eat paper…go figure!
      I think Fall is sneaking in here in NYS,the cool nights are heavenly!
      I’m not a heat & humidity fan.
      I envision lots of lunches with your girls and maybe a holiday open house with your new neighbors with your beautiful table decorated in your impeccable style!

  14. You are changing. Compare your new apartment to the changes in your ankle and health to your former one.
    Your neighbors have been supportive. Community is good for you? What are the plans for your mantle this fall?

    1. I don’t know. I haven’t decided on a fall mantel. Haven’t even thought about it really. It’s still so hot!

  15. Yay, u have all 4 chairs now!
    Let the decorating begin bc fall is coming and the coolness is in the air at night!

  16. Oh my gosh the chairs are perfect for the table. I can envision you putting them together with determination all
    over your face!! I ordered a big desk from World Market and it was slight assembly required! By the time I sorted all the pieces out and for the one side done it was a piece of cake. And my daughter just assembled our latest day bed! I’ve taught her well.

    I am so happy for you. The apartment is just lovely and you have the “magic” touch❣️

    1. World Market has some beautiful desks. Maybe when I’m walking I can go back in there and look around. It’s only a mile or so from me.

  17. Ooooh Brenda!
    So charming! Your chairs and table finishes (?) harmonize lovely together. I studied the last picture to see what caught my eye the most; and the quilt on the back of the sofa seems to be the bridge with its subtle colors woven through the rooms. Then of course, the fireplace mantle with the cottage (feels English) floral paintings. A warm, cozy, pretty, inviting room! I love your style!
    That Ivy has some interesting quirks. My cats, love brown paper bags and boxes to hide in.
    Hubby just said that he likes your rooms; they have a happy vibe…

  18. Those chairs are gorgeous and look terrific in your space!

    1. At first I thought the chairs were just too big a presence with that table. But I’m getting used to the look now.

  19. Well, here again is another of your Architectural Digest cover million buck looks for pennies on the dollar! So subtle and classy! I agree on neutral backdropping. It allows seasonal decor to take center stage.

    1. And it’s so fun to decorate the seasons because they’re here for a time and then on to the next one.

  20. Beautiful dining room. Glad you got all 4 chairs to complete the look. So cute how you and Ivy each found a way to get your jobs done.

  21. I like the new neutral look for your dining area. Those chairs are perfect.

    I don’t know what it is about cats and cardboard. My cat loves playing with cardboard more than any cat toy.

  22. Your dining area looks calm and inviting. It is beautiful. Ivy is like my female cat, Kali. Kali loves to shred any and all paper products. Kali also does not want to be held, but will lay close.

  23. Yes, the chairs look good with the table! They give the place a stylish decorator vibe without being too much. You made a wise choice getting them, in my estimation!

  24. I’m so glad the chairs arrived, hooray! I love those chairs, they are just soooo beautiful. They coordinate very well with your current table in color tones and the turned legs on both table and chairs are similar in style although not identical. I think they’re a perfect pairing. The Country French style of the chairs is one of my favorites. The only thing that could enhance the total look is to maybe add a light touch of whitewash accents to the table finish. The centerpiece you put together with the faux plants, candles and wood dough bowl is the perfect finishing touch, IMO.

  25. I love the chairs and the dough bowl. You are a better person than I am tackling putting the chairs together. Have a good day.

  26. Brenda I sure think you hit the target with these chairs. I really like them, they look so comfortable and inviting and their neutral shade is perfect. They make the other colors pop in the apartment. You should consider doing interior design work!!! You have a true talent!

    1. Most of the chairs like this I looked at didn’t have as much of a thick cushion to sit on as these do.

  27. The chairs look lovely with all your art and other furnishings…and the dough bowl is especially pretty…glad your ankle is slowly improving…your family pics were heart warming…we are having a fall day here in Wi.💕

  28. Hi! New here! I think your dining table and chairs is lovely. After living with heavy dark furniture for eons I really appreciate a lighter look these days. Very nice!

    1. I’ve been toning down all the colors. The quilts bring in a lot of color at once. I just wanted a neutral dining table and chairs as a backdrop.

  29. The new chairs look great! So glad the other 2 arrived and you were able to put them together.

    1. It wasn’t an easy venture to put them together. But once I got started it got a little easier.

      1. 😊 You did real nice Brenda! Everything is looking beautiful ,,,,, AND cozy/comfortable!!
        Ivy is adorable!!! She knows how much you love ❤️ her. Many catties do not like to be hugged & squeezed.
        That’s their personality.
        Have wonderful lunches ,,,,, all kind of fun celebrations
        🍾 🍷 🥂 🍸
        with your new 😉chairs!!!
        E N J O Y!!!

  30. The chairs are beautiful, Brenda. I think they look wonderful with your table. Adding the dough bowl centerpiece gives it simple elegance.
    Definitely a lovely and cozy home!

    Enjoy your day!

  31. I really like your new chairs . I’ve always preferred neutral tans,browns,and beige. My living room is all those colors . I think the color comes from , plants, artwork, throws and pillows . Your dining area is beautiful!

    1. I agree about using neutrals. I once decorated with many colors, but at the age I am now, I prefer things to be less chaotic.

  32. Your new chairs look very nice with your table. And your apartment has such a cozy, inviting look to it! I know you are enjoying it.

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