I’m so excited to share photos of our dining room today! This definitely feels like the most finished room in our house right now (I suppose our foyer is finished as well but I’m constantly tweaking little things in our living room!). It isn’t a big space but it’s light and bright and will be the perfect place to gather friends and family now that we have a few more dining chairs!
A couple months ago I asked for your opinions on a variety of new chair options and your votes convinced me to go with these CB2 cane chairs that are now one of my most favorite pieces in our house. I bought the coordinating cushions and had them recovered in this fabric which is actually the same bright blue as the chaise in our living room!
Funny story about the table and chairs… We’ve had this dining table for years and I never considered the possibility that the arms of our new chairs might not fit underneath the edge of the table. I shared the mishap on Instagram stories and one of you recommended adding plywood underneath the tabletop to lift it up a couple inches and thankfully my dad made it happen!
You might remember that this rug was originally in our living room (see progress photos here) but we found something lighter and brighter for the living room and this one works perfectly in the already light and bright dining room. The birdcage chair is admittedly more decorative than useful in its current perch (though Rory frequently sits here and barks at passersby) but I recently reupholstered it and am so happy to have it somewhere I can see it every day!
We bought this bookshelf at the Wisteria store when we moved to Dallas and it will always remind me of our early days living together and slowly furnishing our first shared space. It looks like it’s no longer available on their site but I found similar and very affordable bookshelves here and here.
We recently switched the bar cart (which is actually a combination of this tray and this stand) and the skirted table on a whim and somehow it totally transformed the room. The mirrored bar cart picks up lots of light between the two big windows and the skirted table gave us a spot for a table lamp since this room has no overhead lighting. This room was labeled as the living room in the floor plans for the house but we decided to make it the dining room since we spend more time in the living room (which has a ceiling fixture and recessed lighting) and dinner parties look best in candlelight anyway. 😉
We inadvertently wound up with four Slim Aarons prints in this room and my mom keeps telling me I need to branch out. 😬 At least we have the antique mirror she gave me when I first moved to New York to mix things up! I’ve had this mirror in every apartment and house I’ve lived in since college and it just adds a little architectural interest to any room it’s in. She found it at a local shop but you can get a similar look with this or this!
I tried to link as much as possible below but let me know if you have any questions and I’ll respond in the comments! Time to throw a holiday party in here, don’t you think? 🍾
blue and white ginger jars (old, similar)
BAR CART DETAILS
Ralph Lauren ice bucket (sold out, similar)
tortoiseshell bowl (old, similar)
blue and white vase (old, similar)
dinner napkins from our wedding reception
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