There might not be a lot in our dining room, but we’re using it far more than I thought we would due to the huge windows that face the front yard. Actually, the dining room tends to be our weekend hangout spot while the kids wait at the window hoping to catch a glimpse of Papa, Char Char, or Daddy playing golf. We do, sometimes, use the room for eating as well, but with the exception of holiday’s and parties, I think it will probably be just another room for the kids to run around in. With that being said, at least they’re doing it in style!
The overall feel of the room is very neutral. The continued to use my parents original dining room table and chairs. The cushions are covered in an ivory brocade type fabric so they go with anything. We went with neutral colors on the wall and with the hardwood flooring and trim, it’s all pretty neutral.
But the neutral tones work because they make it easy to accent with colors in a floral arrangement. And the touch of gold in the curtains pops out with the touch of gold on the light fixture.
The room is pretty large and so can accommodate up to eight people at our table (more if we had smaller chairs) while still having room for a buffet and plenty of “race car track” for the kids to run around in.
I love the windows in the room because they are huge and let it so much light. However, we found that the afternoon light beats down on this room pretty bad so we put in drapes that will fully close to give us some privacy and allow us to block out the sun if we’re eating dinner in the room.
I think the feel of the room is contemporary enough to go with the rest of the house, but gives this space a little air of refinement. A detailed post on the china cabinets is coming soon!
Dining Room Details:
Wall Color: Sherwin Williams 7632 Modern Gray
Trim Color: Sherwin Williams 7646 First Star
Hardwood flooring: 3 1/4″ White Oak with Walnut Stain
Dining room table: Vintage
Chandelier: Minka Lavery 1239-580 9 Light Accents Provence Chandelier
Curtain Fabric: Found in the sale section at Hancock Fabrics and they were able to order more from their warehouse but can’t find it online
Rug: 9×12 Angelou Rug in Gray/Ivory from One Kings Lane