02/27/2013 // 16 comments

Colour Palette: Cosy & Colourful Dining Room


I’ve always longed to have an apartment with enough space to place a bench along one side of a dining table, just like Stine (who authors a beautiful blog called, Stines Hjem) has in her dining room. I felt so inspired by how she layered gentle hues across the walls, textiles, lighting and furniture to create a cosy and informal eating space. This is the kind of dining area that isn’t too formal to sit around and chat with friends over a cup of tea, nor is it too informal to work for a grown up dinner party. Stine complimented the weathered wooden furniture with a soothing palette of dove grey hues and diluted duck egg shades – the duo of true blue pendants bring an element of surprise to the room. It makes my heart happy to see colourful spaces like these; spaces that spell out Home. What do you find inspiring about this dining area?

// Photography by Stines Hjem


27 / 27 / 2013

This is beautiful. The colors here are right up my alley. I love the bird print curtain in the background :)

xo Azu


Amy @ Milo and Mitzy

27 / 27 / 2013

Love this image Will. Yes a bench along the side of a table would rock. I have the space. Just need to find the right bench. x


27 / 27 / 2013

definitely the blue pendants (love the silver lining) and the birdie wallpaper as backdrop … they give this room an edge and set it apart from an ordinary country farm house dining room.


27 / 27 / 2013

I am completely smitten by this room as it looks so relaxed and cosy. I can imagine the bench is very comfortable with its blanket and cushions and I love the pendant lights and muted colours.

*happy sigh*


27 / 27 / 2013

Love the colour sheme! The light blue / grey colour of the little stool in front of the table is just perfect for my next painting project! ;)

Benches in the kitchen is just so nice! I’m trying to convince my parents about that. Just imagine lots of cushions , a cup of tea and a magazine…

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

27 / 27 / 2013

@Emelie – That’s just what I imagine when I think about how I would enjoy this space!

rachie @ a chi chi affair

27 / 27 / 2013

Love this as its vintage but also feels quite modern! Cosy and calm! xx

We Heart Home

27 / 27 / 2013

Very refreshing palette! Doves and duck eggs – a perfect description :)

Not my style at all, but I would gladly go over there for a cup of tea anytime!

Xx. Holly.


27 / 27 / 2013

we recently painted our walls a light grey and were wondering what our accent color should be….this blue is so beautiful it may just be perfect…, thanks for sharing the blog too just popped over and love it !


27 / 27 / 2013

Simple and beautiful…..kisses from Brasil!


27 / 27 / 2013

I am a pastel girl so I love this soothing girly dining room!


27 / 27 / 2013

Loving the rustic look too! :)

Oh, thank you so much for showing my diningroom to everyone :)

Love the quality of the light – I think I would enjoy breakfast in there! Also like the zinginess of the chrome details against the more pared back pastels.


27 / 27 / 2013

It is super cozy…the lights are fabulous!

This is a very pretty room, but the colours are a bit muted for my taste. I prefer something with a little bit more zing. How about some yellow accents?