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  1. Chrissie
    August 12, 2011 @ 1:38 am

    Your dining room looks great. I wouldn't feel guilty at all!


  2. OurAzFamily
    August 12, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    No guilt needed, I totally agree on that! It looks fabulous and worth every penny! And they were on sale, don't forget that ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. A Thrifted Market
    August 12, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    I found the exact 2 chairs at my Ross a couple months back and love them. I am also looking at those chairs but in a barstool. Great taste!


  4. Kristie-Creating Chaos
    August 12, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    Super cute!


  5. Yummy Mummy
    August 12, 2011 @ 4:05 am

    OMG I LOVE Them! Is that Restoration Hardware Silver Sage on your walls? I have that in our master bedroom and love the color ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. rhonda sexton
    August 12, 2011 @ 4:08 am

    Beauties! ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    August 12, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Love, LOVE your chairs, Julie! I wouldn't feel guilty either. In fact, I think you should feel giddy for getting brand new chairs this lovely at such a great price! : )


  8. Natasha in Oz
    August 12, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    I don't blame you one little bit either! You sure do know how to spot a bargain. I'm very impressed with your gorgeous pieces!

    Best wishes,


  9. Lori
    August 12, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    I pretty much have that same dining table and would never have thought to put a light colored chair with it. Just wonderful. Lucky you! I splurged on a leather winter jacket this week! Yay me.


  10. Julie
    August 12, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    @Yummy Mummy
    That paint is actually Silver Strand from Sherwin Williams. Glad you like it!


  11. Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home}
    August 12, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    You are one smart splurger! I say remove the word "guilt" from our vocabulary!. Something that is done with thought, style and and a sale, can never be bad!


  12. Michelle @ Sweet Something Design
    August 12, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    You should be guilt free, that's for sure! They look fantastic!


  13. SarahB
    August 12, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Oooh, they are lovely!!

    It's not really a splurge, but I bought a tine of Annie Sloan's chalk paint in Provence – that brings me to 3 colours, I'd like them all!!

    S x


  14. Divine Theatre
    August 13, 2011 @ 3:10 am

    Timeless, heirloom quality furniture is priceless!
    I am really a Craigslist girl. Even so, I have spent more than I have been comfortable with on a few items!
    My splurge will come into focus when I pay the upholsterer for my cheeap-o Craigslist furniure finds! Still way less than retail, though!


  15. Goings on at the Glenn's
    August 13, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    I splurged on a dress and heals the other day. I have never spent $60 on myself for one outfit before.


  16. Dana Bishop
    August 13, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    L*O*V*E the chairs, love your blog!

    Blessings, Dana


  17. Stephanie
    August 13, 2011 @ 10:31 pm

    Oh my that dining room is so beautiful! I love those chairs from restoration hardware! My daughter bought two similar chairs at Steinmart of all places and they are super comfortable. You did good! Buying retail keeps the economy going and and people have jobs because of it, so you did your part! Love,love the whole look.


  18. upChic boutique
    August 13, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    I am totally there with the kitchen situation. We have been eating around the ottoman in the living room waiting for the "perfect dining set"!


  19. Kristy
    August 14, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    Beautiful choice!


  20. Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist
    August 14, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    No guilt… if they work then go for it.. in my world as long as you can pay cash then it is ok.. it is when you hit the CC's that things start to go very wrong.



  21. Karen
    August 15, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    Enjoy every minute of your indulgence! You work so hard and you deserve to splurge every once in a while. I haven't had the opportunity to splurge lately, but I am having fun dreaming up future splurges – like new chandeliers to replace the monstrous ones in our new home:)


  22. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
    August 18, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    Your dining room is wonderful. I too splurged on new antique inspired French dining chairs~ I was tired of friends and family sitting on squeaky antique ones! Chairs are some of those pieces you need to look good as well as function too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚


  23. Gail
    August 20, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    I LOVE your chairs! Glad you now have your dining room complete! It is beautiful! Gail


  24. rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray
    September 23, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    Beautiful chairs! Without a doubt worth the splurge! Your whole dining room is gorgeous for that matter. So glad you linked up to Roomspiration!


  25. Amanda
    September 23, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    Lovely!! Ive seen those chairs and had to hold back from buying them. They are so beautiful! The whole room is just beautiful!!!


  26. Jena @ Involving Color
    September 23, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    Julie, your dining room is beautiful! The wall color is so soft and soothing and the new chairs look great. I love the mix of upholstered chairs with the wood chairs from RH. Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!


  27. A Lived in Home
    September 23, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    Love your space. The wall color is beautiful and serene!


  28. Elizabeth@themustardceiling
    September 23, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    Your dining room is gorgeous, you definitely should not feel guilty at all! I used to feel guilty after a large purchase, but think of how much enjoyment and how long you will love those fabulous chairs!

    Your room is so soft and serene, just perfect.


  29. Suzy
    September 23, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    Your dining room is gorgeous! I'm in love with everything I'm seeing in there. Don't feel guilty about purchasing anything! You did an amazing job.


  30. Janis@Home Style Interiors
    November 24, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    Great job on your dining room and the mix of chairs make it perfect. My motto Save and Splurge……I just picked up a dining set I found online and I have 2 of the Madeleine chairs……which I'll pair up with the 6 from the set.


  31. Sherry
    November 27, 2011 @ 4:37 am

    I have your dining room post as an inspiration for the dining room redesign I am doing now. I love how you mixed the wood. I am glad to hear that the chairs from RH are comfortable. They are on sale right now plus an extra $100 off for every $500 you spend. Sale ends on Nov. 29th. Also love the legs on your sideboard table.


  32. Sherry
    November 30, 2011 @ 1:42 am

    How have your Madeleine chairs held up? We use our dining room several times a week and my 3 year grandson and his family live with us. Do you think they will stand up to the spills and wear?


  33. Alima
    November 15, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    Beautiful dining room! I've had my eye on these chairs for a while and I'm thinking of splurging as well. I would love to hear from someone who has them how they have held up though. I've seen knock off versions in stores and they always have splintered wood pieces and cracks. Have you been happy with the RH ones so far? Thanks so much!


  34. Lilly
    March 13, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    Hi there!
    I'm contemplating buying these Madeline chairs from Restoration Hardware. Would you mind sharing how they've held up over the years? It drives me crazy that you can't find reviews of anything from RH. If I'm going to spend that much money, I want to be sure it will be worth it. If you can let me know I would be SO appreciative! Thanks!


  35. Andrea McNeely
    April 9, 2015 @ 6:44 pm

    Your dining room looks great! How awesome to find chairs to match the set you purchased at Ross also! I am contemplating purchasing the same chairs from Restoration Hardware–please update on how they've held up over the last few years, it's hard to find reviews online of these. Thanks!


    • Julie
      April 9, 2015 @ 9:46 pm

      Hi, Andrea–
      These chairs have held up perfectly for close to 3 years now. We do not use our dining room on a daily basis, but mainly for company & special occasions, which averages out to every other week or so, I would guess!


  36. Martha Avila
    May 20, 2016 @ 3:47 pm

    Hello Julie. I love what you created. Your style is beautiful. What color did you used on the trim? and is it the same as the ceiling?

    Blessings always,



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