Dining Room Dreams

 Rug  //  Dining Table  //  Dining Chairs  //  Sideboard  //  Lamps  //  Mirror  //  Chandelier


A couple of weeks ago I shared my dining room as the beginning of this year’s home tour, however, it’s a room that has long been a source of ‘design discontent,’ and I partially blame it on my “If You Like It, Buy It” decorating mentality I’ve employed over the past few years.  At the time of purchase, I loved every piece in my dining room, I just never fully thought out how everything would look together, and after a few years I felt like a design schizophrenic.If you recall, this time last year, my dining room looked like this:

This past December, I finally pulled the trigger on a bucket-list item–a marble-top tulip table–which kickstarted what has now become a complete dining room overhaul.  In addition to my “If You Like It, Buy It” ways, I’ve also fallen victim to what I like to call my “Give a Mouse a Cookie” decorating mindset.  [Background: Remember the children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…” then he’s going to want some milk?  If you give him some milk, then he’s going to want some…well, you get the point.]  If I got a marble-top table, then I was going to need new chairs.  If I got new chairs, I was obviously going to need a new rug.  And now here we are, fully enthralled into this vicious cycle.
My dining table is 48″ around, so I felt like I only had room for four chairs, as opposed to the six I used to have.  I chose these wishbone chairs in white, as I felt like they best complimented the table and would achieve the look I was going for.  Never being one to stray from a good P.O.C. (Pop of Color), I decided on a deep pink, over-dyed rug.

And that leaves us here, the current dining room situation:


As darling as I thought it was when I found it in Round Top years ago, the turquoise buffet has got to go.  It’s served a good life here, but it’s high time for something more functional and streamlined.  And while we’re on the topic of things that have got to go:  The gray china cabinet was never my first choice, but I found it in Round Top the same day as I found the buffet, and knew I needed a storage solution for my hoard of vintage glassware. And it fit in the Tahoe.  For months I’ve been on the hunt for one piece that would serve both purposes–a sideboard with tons of storage–and this sideboard from LuxeDecor fits the bill perfectly! At 79″ long, it’s got plenty of space to hold everything I need it to, and the white high gloss finish keeps the room looking open and fresh.


After the additions of some new table lamps and a few new accessories, the dining room will be well on its way to looking less schizophrenic!  I’ll continue to keep y’all updated on the progress!

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