Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Dining Room

Things have been pretty quiet around here so I thought I'd share another room with you--our dining room!

The dining room is the first room on the left when you walk into the entryway of our house. It is rather large and unexpectedly so--we knew we wanted a good size dining room because we do host a lot of dinners for friends and family, however, we didn't realize it would be quite so long!

It is definitely pretty bare bones right now and as you can see we haven't picked out new dining chairs yet. Our old chairs were getting worn out and didn't fit the style of this table anyway. Speaking of the table--we bought this antique, mahogany (almost Hepplewhite style) table off Craigslist for a steal!

We are keeping the two end chairs for now but I'm searching for six to eight dining chairs to fill in the sides--I have no idea if I will go with a Parsons-type chair or something completely different.

We also don't have a rug in here--mostly because my husband didn't want one that we would have to end up cleaning all the time. I actually like the clean, bare look of the wood floors.

We already had the white antique china cabinet holding most of my brown transferware dish collection and the beautiful dark corner cabinet was brought down by my parents who didn't have room for it in their house.

The walls are decorated with Paul Sawyier prints--a famous watercolor artist from my hometown of Frankfort, Kentucky.

The walls, like the rest of the first floor living spaces, are painted Sherwin Williams "Alabaster" and the trim is Sherwin Williams "Pure White." The gold chandelier is from Ballard Designs--I wanted something a little fancier and fun for the dining room since a lot of our other fixtures are more classic, oil-rubbed bronze, or simple farmhouse fixtures.

I really love all the windows in this room--it gets such wonderful light and is so bright and cheery during the day. It's a great room to have off the entry because it doesn't get cluttered very much and provides a walkway into the kitchen without having to walk all the way through the living room.

And that--for now--is our dining room. New chairs to come soon! I'm looking forward to making great memories in this room around the table at family gatherings and having good meals with friends. We hosted Thanksgiving for the first time in our new house in this dining room--it was lovely and I so enjoyed hosting (and not having to travel)!