A Few Updates in the Dining Room

I’ve partnered with my friends at Raymour & Flanigan and received product in exchange for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Hi Friends!  As you may know, I’ve been chugging along at trying to “finish” spaces in our home over the past few months.  There have been many iterations of some of the spaces in our home during this renovation in the past year and a half, but I’m finally at the point of making changes in my home that will last.  My dining room is one of the spaces where I’ve put some of my energy towards over the past few weeks:  finishing off the board and batten and wrapping up the paint job, but honestly, it sucks because just as I’ve finished the moody board and batten which began around Christmas time, I’m yearning for a bright and light space for spring–ugh!  #Icantwin

I realize that I don’t share before photos of our home in blog posts that often, so below I shared some so you can get a sense of what this space has evolved from over time.

Before-Before (our first day of reno)

Before-Before (our first day of reno)

Last Spring

Last Fall

It’s very rare that I create a space from scratch in my home, and I’m sure that’s the case for most people.

Spaces should evolve over time as you use pieces from a previous home, or items that were given to you—or thrifted even, which is really the beauty of creating a home, bringing a space together that doesn’t feel “shopped,” but more collected.

I made the decision to add the board and batten to add interest to the room, and decided to go dark because for a while, it ust felt like a big, white, rectangle box.  I’m still on the fence about the color, but will live with it for a bit longer to see if it truly grows on me.

VIntage dresser dining room

When we decided to get a new sofa from Raymour & Flanigan for the livingroom, I also made the decision to get new dining room chairs.

We had the metal Windsor style chairs from our previous home for quite some time, and since we had gotten a new larger table, we could now fit 8 chairs (which has been my dream for like ever!)  I partnered with Raymour and Flanigan and chose these awesome American Retrospective dining chairs because they’re modern, yet very comfortable to sit and enjoy a great dinner, long conversations, and even game nights around the table.

 

I wanted something that would be comfortable and invite people to stay a while, and the soft cushiony seat of these dining chairs do just that!  I chose to keep two of my Windsor chairs for the heads of the table, and I love how the style of the American Retrospective chair blends so well with my Windsor chairs.

While I was at it, I also grabbed a new rug to add to the space.  It’s no secret that I love a neutral vibe, and the Elaziz area rug has a soft global inspired design which is a little trendy, but I feel it blends well with the rest of the space.

So I’ve recently been working on a client living room project and my clients chose a sofa from another local furniture store, and I can’t tell you how disappointed I was with so many aspects of the process.  The website was horrible, the delivery was slow, the selection was extremely minimal—so it just made me want to sing praises to my friends at Raymour and Flanigan.

Raymour & Flanigan offers delivery in 2 days or less on in stock items, their website is amazing and easy to navigate, and they have a vast selection of products for every style and budget, you seriously can’t go wrong choosing them for your furniture needs!

And now, onto the next project!

 

 
I’ve partnered with my friends at Raymour & Flanigan and received product in exchange for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Hi Friends!  As you may know, I’ve been chugging along at trying to “finish” spaces in our home over the past few months.  There have been many iterations of some of the spaces in our home during this renovation in the past year and a half, but I’m finally at the point of making changes in my home that will last.  My dining room is one of the spaces where I’ve put some of my energy towards over the past few weeks:  finishing off the board and batten and wrapping up the paint job, but honestly, it sucks because just as I’ve finished the moody board and batten which began around Christmas time, I’m yearning for a bright and light space for spring–ugh!  #Icantwin

I realize that I don’t share before photos of our home in blog posts that often, so below I shared some so you can get a sense of what this space has evolved from over time.

Before-Before (our first day of reno)

Before-Before (our first day of reno)

Last Spring

Last Fall

It’s very rare that I create a space from scratch in my home, and I’m sure that’s the case for most people.

Spaces should evolve over time as you use pieces from a previous home, or items that were given to you—or thrifted even, which is really the beauty of creating a home, bringing a space together that doesn’t feel “shopped,” but more collected.

I made the decision to add the board and batten to add interest to the room, and decided to go dark because for a while, it ust felt like a big, white, rectangle box.  I’m still on the fence about the color, but will live with it for a bit longer to see if it truly grows on me.

VIntage dresser dining room

When we decided to get a new sofa from Raymour & Flanigan for the livingroom, I also made the decision to get new dining room chairs.

We had the metal Windsor style chairs from our previous home for quite some time, and since we had gotten a new larger table, we could now fit 8 chairs (which has been my dream for like ever!)  I partnered with Raymour and Flanigan and chose these awesome American Retrospective dining chairs because they’re modern, yet very comfortable to sit and enjoy a great dinner, long conversations, and even game nights around the table.

 

I wanted something that would be comfortable and invite people to stay a while, and the soft cushiony seat of these dining chairs do just that!  I chose to keep two of my Windsor chairs for the heads of the table, and I love how the style of the American Retrospective chair blends so well with my Windsor chairs.

While I was at it, I also grabbed a new rug to add to the space.  It’s no secret that I love a neutral vibe, and the Elaziz area rug has a soft global inspired design which is a little trendy, but I feel it blends well with the rest of the space.

So I’ve recently been working on a client living room project and my clients chose a sofa from another local furniture store, and I can’t tell you how disappointed I was with so many aspects of the process.  The website was horrible, the delivery was slow, the selection was extremely minimal—so it just made me want to sing praises to my friends at Raymour and Flanigan.

Raymour & Flanigan offers delivery in 2 days or less on in stock items, their website is amazing and easy to navigate, and they have a vast selection of products for every style and budget, you seriously can’t go wrong choosing them for your furniture needs!

And now, onto the next project!

 

 

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  1. Marion
    February 18, 2020 / 11:14 pm

    Everything looks beautiful! Your paint color choice is so sharp. I enjoy your reno projects!

  2. February 21, 2020 / 1:17 am

    The evolution of your home is so beautiful… You’ve really curated a wonderful space.

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