Over the last year I've really changed up the dining room from its brown walls and damask wallpaper that were the first look in the room. I've shared bit and pieces of the progress here and there but have yet to share the whole room.
Let's have a refresher and look at the before. My goodness my style has changed! Circa January 2011.
While Rachel was here doing our engagement photos, I also had her take some photos around the inside of the house. I myself take many photos of my home but it's fun to see it through the eyes (or should I say lens) of someone else, especially when that person is a photographer.
Slowly I'll be updating the house tour page with more recent photos. Some are very dated! Things are always changing around here and in not great at keeping up! Here are a few photos of the dining room from Rachel's visit.
all photos courtesy of Rachel Peters Photography
As you can see, much has changed. I've considered many times changing out the curtains for something less traditional but they still work in the room. I also haven't found any new ones or fabric that has me eager to make the change just yet.
Other than that, most everything is different! Here is a breakdown of sources.
The teak dining table and chairs belonged to Steph's family when he was little. You can see the makeover of the chairs here. The larger blue chairs at either end were a vintage find from years ago. I had picked them up at a local motel for $30 a pair and had them reupholstered in the pretty blue fabric. They used to be in the living room and have proved to be quite versatile.
The glossy white cabinet is from Structube and provides a lot of storage which we desperately needed in the room.
The pendant light is the George Nelson Saucer. I've wanted one forever and it's one of my favorite things in our home.
Two black shelves on either side of the cabinet are the Ikea Vittsjo. I am a collector of
clutter books and objects so these come in very handy and I change up the styling frequently.
The paint color is ICI Meeting House. The same soft neutral used in the living room and hallways of my home.
Next up, the living room!