Dining Room

I’m engaged!

October 29, 2013

I meant to say this in my post last week and somehow completely forgot. I got engaged! On October 18 my sweet Chris asked me to marry him and of course I said yes. As you can imagine, wedding planning has already started to take over a good part of my brain. We have a couple appointments to tour possible venues this week! Originally we were hoping for a date in October 2014 but so far all of the venues I’ve inquired to are completely booked for 2014… so we’re realizing it might have to be some time in 2015. Neither of us really want to wait that long but on the other hand it does give me more time to figure things out and save up!


Hopefully wedding planning won’t completely take over my life to the point that I can’t still blog at least once a week. It’s been about two and a half years since I started design-vox and despite my sporadic posting I still really enjoy blogging and finding awesome images to share. I’m still kind of surprised that there’s anyone out there who even reads this, haha.  Thank you for being one of those people! 🙂

Bertrand Benoit | design-vox.com

Of course I’m not going to leave you without some inspiration today. The architecture in the above room is really what makes it so amazing. Those floors. I am super super SUPER over chevron, like I can not handle it on a pillow or backsplash to save my life. But something about a more subtle use of it in beautiful dark wood flooring is permissible to me. I don’t pretend to understand the whims of my own taste in patterns.

Katie Tarses for One Kings Lane | design-vox.com

This is amazing on so many levels. Again, the architecture is fantastic with those high ceilings and beautiful arched window/doors. The element that really makes this design stand out as unique is the excessive use of rugs, which have actually been stitched together. It adds so much to the room. It’s opulent, bold, and playful at the same time. You can see little bits of the red tile floor underneath, and I’m wondering if the intent was to cover that up as much as possible, haha. It doesn’t look overly attractive from what I can see. Would you ever use this many rugs in one space?

Design Within Reach | design-vox.com

This is something I can really get behind. I would love love love to have this dining space in my home. Simple white walls, comfy modern chairs, abundant natural light, and of course that chandelier. Wowee wow. The only thing I would change is the rug, it seems a little dumpy and out of place to me. Let’s get something supah chic and luxe on that floor please.

oneBertrand Benoit
two | Katie Tarses for One Kings Lane via Amber Interiors
three | Design Within Reach via dustjacket attic

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  • Reply Marie-Laure {La maison de Loulou} October 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    CONGRATULATION. I wish you all. Marie-Laure from La maison de Loulou

  • Reply Natalie Catalina October 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    that’s amazing!! congratulations!

  • Reply L'Essenziale October 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Congratulations, Christina!

  • Reply thera October 30, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I love your posts and I just wanted to say congrats!

  • Reply Brian October 30, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations, and happy wedding planning!

  • Reply Kimber October 31, 2013 at 9:58 am

    What a cute couple! Congratulations!!!

  • Reply Room Service Interiors November 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Congratulations! May your life together be a long and happy one. Kind regards, Angela Hutton, Room Service Interiors. New Zealand.

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