Hello everyone!  Ivy House is somewhat back from much needed personal vacations.  Kellie is still in Santorini for a few more days.  I got back from our annual vacation to Southern California late last week.  I am not going to lie, it is so hard switching from vacation mode after a long hiatus, but both Kellie and I have been so inspired by just about everything on our vacations, that we can't wait to kick it in full gear. 

I am excited to announce that our Lincoln Terrace home will be part of the Lincoln Terrace home tour!  If you live in Oklahoma City, you will have the opportunity to tour five historical homes in the Lincoln Terrace neighborhood.  This is a one day only event that will be held on September 18th from 12-5 pm.  We are so excited for the tour!

In the midst of our Lincoln Terrace reveal, I didn't quite get to the dining room.  The dining room keeps true to the historical form of the home.  The space is just off the front door and connects to the kitchen.  The focal point being the antique chandelier, that I can't help but stare for moments on end whenever I get a chance.  We really didn't want to take anything away from the grand chandelier which is why the dining table and chairs are kept simple.  The dining table is in a dark stain, where the chairs are lucite, adding a modern touch.  The rug is antique from Turkey that compliments the entire room as a whole.  We dressed the windows in blue silk curtains to create a more dramatic palette to the space.  The art piece really balances the room and glows behind the chandelier.  Lastly, our clients wanted to incorporate hutch that was given them, so we found a spot in the corner.  This piece will give them extra space in the dining room for food or serveware when they entertain guests.