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My Spruced Up Dining Room + A $5000 World Market Giveaway

My Spruced Up Dining Room + A $5000 World Market Giveaway

dining room design ideas

Let's just say my dining room has been in need of a tad bit of love ... okay a lot of love. The room has been a disaster zone for months now after we moved things around to make room for lil' Flynn . I finally got around to making some updates, and I thought I would share the end product with you and all of my dining room design ideas. World Market + their new fall dining room collection to the rescue. P.S. Check out below for a $5000 World Market GIVEAWAY! P.P.S. In case you are interested, here is a Peach Caprese Salad I did for World Market.

place setting ideas

I started with some new dinnerware. I am in love with these Valletta dinner plates. I paired them with some crisp white buffet napkins and these "to-die-for" Vivian Glasses.

buffet table setting ideas

Next, I was onto buffet table setting ideas. I adorned the buffet table with some more goodies. More on that below.

console table decor

This Driftwood On Stand artisan piece and this wine decanter make my life (and house) complete. The decanter can be used as serveware or as a vase. More on that below. These items would make great console table decor as well.

Cost Plus World Market candle

These candles from Cost Plus World Market are a refreshing upgrade to the tea light, and they smell divine.

Vivian glasses Cost Plus World Market

I seriously can't get over these glasses. They are just the thing for my next girls brunch.

White Molded Evie Chairs Cost Plus World Market

I love my new chairs too! They complete the look. The white on white makes my heart sing.

dining room table settings

I love the way the table looks set. I might just leave it this way all year long even when I don't have guests coming over.

mint and pink place setting

I added a little thank you note to each place setting. It's the lil' things that count, right?

Jade Cake Stands

These Jade Cake Stands are a classic. Everyone should have them in their serveware collection.

pink and mint party ideas

If it wasn't already obvious the color scheme I went with for my dining room was white with pops of mint + pink. I love the combo of mint + pink for any season. Here's a cheap dining room decor idea. Decorate the table with some foliage from outside. With a little creativity you don't need to spend a lot of money on a centerpiece to make your table look beautiful.

modern centerpiece ideas

I think centerpieces can be minimal and lovely. They don't need to be extravagant.

pink macarons on a jade cake stand pink and mint party ideas

I get my macarons from a place called Essence Bakery here in AZ, and they are so delicious.

pink and mint table ideas

The dining room is my favorite room in the house because there is so much natural light that comes through the bay windows.

pink and mint place setting

Pretty dinnerware is where my heart lies. I added some gold silverware because well I can't really do anything without a touch of gold.

mint geometric frame dining room design ideas

This white lacquer frame is just waiting to get filled with a pic of Flynny, and this mint geometric frame was too cute to pass up. Confession: this is totally the pic the frame came with. Do you guys ever leave the stock pics in frames? I'm tempted to do that with this cute zebra pic because who doesn't love zebras?

meringues on jade cake stand pink and mint decorating ideas

Meringues are so beautiful. Here is my recipe for meringue or "forgotten" cookies.

dining room centerpiece ideas

As I mentioned before you can use the wine decanter for serveware or as a vase.

World Market Spruce Up Your Space Sweepstakes

Spruce Up Your Space Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize Package:

  • $5,000 World Market Shopping Spree
  • Plus, a FREE room design with Decorist Celebrity Designer Kelli Ellis
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  • $1,000 World Market gift card and a FREE room makeover with Decorist Elite Designer.
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Be sure to head over to see how these other bloggers spruced up their dining rooms with items from Cost Plus World Market!

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This is a sponsored post and was done in partnership with Cost Plus World Market. Kristi Murphy has received product, trade, and/or payment in exchange for promoting; however all opinions are her own. All other products selected for use in this project were selected by Kristi Murphy.

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