I always hesitate to post photos of the rooms in my home... projects, yes! But the full rooms? I never really follow through and it's probably because I seem to constantly be changing these spaces. I feel like if they're not perfect, they're not ready to show. But I think we're all evolving our homes and spaces all the time, and I'm going to try and show more of the full areas we live in, even in their ever changing states.
We have done a lot of remodeling, but I still feel like we are finding our voice with this home. It's almost as if there are too many choices, and I haven't quite found my favorite options, if that make sense.
However, I thought I would share some photos of the current state of my dining room. I recently put up a small gallery wall with pieces found mostly at thrift stores, and I really feel like it fits the space. I will probably reupholster the striped cushions on the chairs, change out the art deco chandelier and now there's a graphic yellow tablecloth for summer, but this was the state of the dining room last month.
This area is sort of tricky because it joins with the "formal" living room. We have a very open floor plan - dining room and living room, kitchen and family room. Our home was built in the 1950's and is a great open ranch style home. That's why we love it. And it's been fun playing with so many layouts, but I'm not sure I've totally found the perfect design.
The china cabinet is from Kirkland Home and the hutch is the Modular Bar Buffett from Pottery Barn. These are the only two "new" pieces of furniture we bought when we first got married. They were our one splurge and I love them. They house our formal china, favorite wines, cake stands, party trays and glasses.
I picked up this print from the gift shop at Stone Barn in Pocantico Hills, New York. It's near my in laws home and we love to walk the grounds and see how a real farm is run. It's actually wrapping paper and I added the frame. I just loved the french descriptions of the vegetables and it called out to the gardener blood in me.
The rooster clock is from Marshalls, the Venice photo is from TJ Maxx, the map of London and the Penny pictures are from Goodwill, and the bottom tri-scenery frame and NY photos are from Ikea.