I do not have a formal dining room. I am not sure if I like this or not. I LOVE our open concept home & the dining area right beside the kitchen, however maybe another room would be nice for Holidays? I posted pictures of this space in the kitchen tour, however they were outdated. I took these pictures today so they are VERY current! Welcome & Enjoy!!
This is a view of the dinign space from the kitchen area. My decor is pretty electic, the table is antiqued black, I wanted a Pottery Barn set that was similar but not in our newlywed budget. I found this one in the scratch & dent area of a local store for a real steal! It is a 5x5 foot square, which I LOVE, we have 6 chairs, I would really like 2 more but the 2 chairs at regualr price are more then I paid for this entire set!! (The scratches BTW totally blend in with the antiqued look!)
This is a close-up of my summer napkins. They are from Pier One, I love how bright & cheery they are. The napkin ring is just plain silver, I would like something a but more fun, but they work!
This is the view from the hall way. I put out a different table runner & napkins and/or placemats for each season/holiday. This is my new summer set. The vase in the center often has fresh flowers in it because I LOVE fresh flowers, however our budget is not alllowing it as much. I am thinking of filling it with "faux" lemons & limes, what do you think? Any tips on where to get these at a good price? You also get a view of my big clock (Target) and photo collection in the background here.
This is the view from the livingroom. You can see more of my buffet here. I LOVE this piece as well, another great bargain, this one from costco! There are a collection of photos on it, I am sure it will have more added of Baby Bear once he or she makes their appearance coem August! The vase on the corner needs a "faux" summer flower arrangement. I usually hate fake flowers however have come to tolerate good quality ones, they just economically make more sense. There are a few I have my eye on at Pier One, Oranges, Reds & Yellows....how do you think that would look?
A view of the buffet. It has a wie rack in the middle, however these shelves can be flipped over to be flat for other purposes. Each cabinet has 3 glass shelves. The inside of the cabinets light up, which looks great. I display my butterfly tea party set here as well as my crystal & a few other special pieces. The drawer is full of junk but I PLAN on filling it with my extra table runners, napkins, etc.
One last shot. This is the top of the buffet. I would like a few more decorative pieces evetually but I really liek the photos. Many are of our wedding.
Thats it! There is always more I think that you want to add to any room however for now I am very pleased with this space. Each holiday or season brings out a whole new look, which I find sun, since I get bored easy! Thanks for stopping in!