Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Light and Bright Dining Room.

Our dining room. Definitely one of those hard to decorate spaces. It's home to a beautiful piano window and some fairly good symmetry with thee placement of the windows and doorways (which pleases me) but I have never been able to get it "right". It's been redecorated a few times over the years. I've tried wallpaper, patterned curtains and darker walls but ultimately fell back to what feels right for me.. light and bright. I finally feel happy with where it's at now.

Our teak table was given to us by Stephane's mom. It was the table he sat at as a boy. I love pieces with meaning! The mid-century pendant light is one of my favorite things in my home. It's the perfect scale for the space.

Two of the biggest changes we made were painting those Ikea shelves and replacing our dark teak chairs with simple white ones. The shelves were originally black and we sprayed them white. I didn't mind the black but prefer how they now blend into the walls and complement the sideboard.

I adore that window and the light it brings into the space in the evening. Sometimes it's too bright and you can't sit on the opposite side of the table. Not ideal but I really don't want to cover the windows with blinds or curtains. I prefer the naked look.

I put up that mini gallery of prints on day and assumed I may tire of it but I still like it. The photo on the bottom left was found in the basement. It's of the house shortly after it was built in 1939.The cabinet was a deep wine color with tole painted flowers. I gave it a new life with some peacock blue paint. The wall hanging was a recent diy project that you can check out here.

There you have it! A little peek into our dining room lately. I wish I could say it currently looks like this but the truth is that it's been my crafting space for the last few weeks and we can hardly find a spot to sit and and eat. After Saturday we can go back to normal.

Paint: Meeting House, ICI paints
Rug: Rugs USA
White Cabinet: Structube
Pendant Light: The Modern Shop
Repro Eames Chairs: Wire Home
Shelving: Ikea (can now be bought in white)
Curtains: Ikea
Wall Hanging: DIY

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