Dining Room Design

dining-room-design

 

Despite being nine months pregnant, our dining room design is what is at the front of my mind right now.  Constantly.   I am channeling all of my stress and nerves about when the baby is coming or what we still need into dining room design.  This is not a joke.  And, yes, I probably am crazy.

Of the five places Josh and I have lived together, our dining space has been a bit of a hot mess.  Our first apartment had none at all.  We had a great dining space in our second apartment, but terrible storage and furniture.  When we bought our first home, we used the dining room as a play room until we staged it to sell.  In our last house, the main door opened right into the open concept dining and kitchen space.  However, it was a very narrow space with baseboards, a stairway and a window seat, all of which took away from space.

Our new house has a true dining room (like our first house) that we can use as a dining room.  Meaning, we have other space to use for a playroom finally! 🙌🏻  It’s so crazy to think that in eight years of marriage, we have never had a true dining room.

What We Have

We currently have a mish-mash of pieces to use in the space.  Here is what we have:  a vintage china cabinet, a dining table, chairs and a light.  I repainted my grandparents’ china cabinet a few years ago to a distressed white.  The matching table is refinished in a dark brown color. Luckily, we already have the chairs pictured above and the light fixture, waiting to be hung.

Confession:  I cannot stand our current dining room table.  It’s too low and our chairs don’t fit into it well.  The legs are at very awkward positions, so it’s difficult to sit at and uncomfortable.  The table above is what I want to get for the space.  I have researched tables to no end, and this is my top choice.

What We Need

A rug is a necessity to me, which may be weird to some.  My mom has always had rugs under dining tables so it feels natural to me, but I don’t want to splurge on something too nice because kids and pets and food.  I’m desperate for some greenery in there, but we don’t have enough light in the room for anything real, so good old faux it is.

Sources

Paint – Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore

Table – Our current one is vintage and refinished.  Love this one!

China Cabinet – Ours is vintage and repainted.  LOVE this one!

Faux Hide Rug

Light Fixture (on sale!)

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Dining Chairs

Send me any great suggestions you have for this space please!  I’m off to style and rearrange our china cabinet for the 59th-ish time! 😉

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. Biana wrote:

    I have been wanting a fig leaf tree for the longest time! Thank you for linking to that one! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

    Posted 8.16.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      I want a real one so badly, but they’re not easy to keep alive, especially for the cost. I love them!

      Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  2. Tammy wrote:

    All so pretty ! Would love that gorgeous light fixture 🙂

    Posted 8.16.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Thank you Tammy!

      Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  3. Kate wrote:

    Such pretty inspiration, I can’t wait to see it all come together! Our dining room is one of the finished rooms in our house, and I kinda want to re-do it already. Is that bad? 😛
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 8.16.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Not at all! I am like that constantly, can’t let anything just “be.”

      Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  4. That chandelier is giving me life. SO gorgeous!! I had it in mind for Hadley’s nursery, but our ceilings were too low, wah!

    Posted 8.16.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      I got it for Avery’s room, but we had the same problem, but it’s so neutral you can use it anywhere!

      Posted 8.17.17 Reply
  5. Laura wrote:

    Love that paint color!

    Posted 8.18.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Thank you Laura! It literally took me weeks and 18 samples to choose lol!

      Posted 8.18.17 Reply
  6. jillian wrote:

    I love this inspiration. the table is gorgeous! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 8.18.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Thank you lady! Have I ever mentioned how gorgeous YOUR dining room is?!

      Posted 8.20.17 Reply
  7. I love your decorating style- crisp, clean, and fresh! Can’t wait to see your space!

    Posted 8.19.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Thank you sweets, that is so kind of you to say!

      Posted 8.20.17 Reply
  8. That light fixture is SO fun! Love the chairs and that China cabinet, too! I’m totally wanting a rug for our dining room, too! xx, I’m Fixin’ To

    Posted 8.23.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      We had a rug in ours at our old house and I swear it seemed so much cleaner and less dusty than the bare wood floor. Yes to rugs!

      Posted 8.23.17 Reply
  9. Lindsay wrote:

    I love the table and your design style! It’s so much to reinvent a room with new design concepts. Do you shop at flea markets? We have great antique markets for furniture in the Shenandoah Valley!

    Posted 8.24.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Thank you! I don’t know of any good flea markets near us yet, but I need to find some. A lot of our family lives in the Shenandoah and finds great pieces at the antique stores there! I love going when we visit!

      Posted 8.25.17 Reply