Dining Room UPDATE

Howdy ho! It’s been a while. I’ve been a busy bee getting our own home in order when I’m not working on client projects, and this poor blog has totally suffered. But alas, I’ve got some great upcoming content as a result! Just. You. Wait.

Which brings me to an update on our dining room. (Note: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m my own worst client. Super indecisive and constantly changing my mind. I can easily make decisions for others but when it comes to our own home I’ve got too many ideas to focus on one!)

Anyway, I digress. The dining room. Our dining room. I’ve been working on it!

To give you a visual here’s the layout:

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It’s the first space you see when you walk in our home so it needs to have impact. A wow-factor, if you will. It’s also a long space that could easily be split into a living room AND dining room. As a result, I’ve been pondering a few different layouts. To split the room into two, that’s been the question!

After a few different design iterations and lots of blue tape, I’ve finally decided that this room will strictly be a dining room. A big, beautiful dining room.

I envision one large, long wood table, 8-10 comfy upholstered chairs, a natural seagrass rug, two hanging light pendants, and a big cabinet or hutch to display all the things. Obviously I created a moodboard…because, well, it’s what I do!

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I’m so excited to execute this vision and have been slowly purchasing things as I find them. The light pendants, rug, and glass cabinet have already been ordered and I look forward to updating you as things arrive! A new dining room table and chairs, which are slightly vital components to my vision, are quite the investment, so while we’ll stick with our current combo for now, I’ll be saving up for this beautiful extension table behind the scenes.

And for those wondering, here’s my inspiration for the big wood/glass cabinet…

*all images found via Pinterest and I’ve pinned them all HERE.


I just love the idea of displaying glassware, china, serving platters, and barware for all to see…but definitely need to have them safe and secure behind closed doors. Kids and all. Also dust. Damn dust! For all you open shelving lovers I salute you.

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