Nest Tour: Dining Room
The Dining Room
We don’t have an eat-in kitchen. Since we extended the island, there is a little more room for breakfast at the counter or a dinner for two. But we use the dining room whenever we eat as a family or have folks over. Technically I guess it’s a “formal dining room,” but I like the fact that we use it much more often. Because of that, I chose a more causal color scheme to make the traditional furniture a little less stuffy.
I recovered the chairs in Alexander Henry’s Laurel Canyon fabric in Pink. The 2 dining chairs that are flanking the skirted table in the living room coordinate with the print for when we need to pull them in for extra seating. The walls are painted Behr’s Dolphin Fin. The drapes are from Paris and the sheers are from Tar-jay.
The mirrors and buffet and table and chairs were my grandmother’s. The table was bought 60 years ago at the St. Vincent de Paul society thrift store for 10 bucks and the chairs were a trade she made with her neighbor. Nana wanted bigger chairs, the neighbor wanted smaller chairs. Now and then, everyone wins.
The china cabinet was Taylor’s wedding gift to me. It’s from Kudzu Antiques in Decatur, GA.
My Dad found the bronze and crystal chandelier for us on Craigslist in St. Louis. I love the antiqued metal with the glitzy crystals.
We need a little more art in here, but for the most part, I’m happy.
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