There is something about a dining room
that captures my imagination.
Eat-in kitchens are purely functional spaces,
nice for a grab-and-go meal
or a bowl of cereal in the morning.
But dining rooms, spaces dedicated
to the sole purpose of
enjoying food and conversation,
make a meal a work of art.
In terms of design, a dining room offers a
unique opportunity to let one's personality
and style take center stage.
There are an infinite number of options
available for combinations of table, chairs,
and side boards (or hutches, buffets, armoires, console
In a simple room, bold elements,
like the swan and architectural salvage above,
make an even grander statement.
Natural light and a connection to
the landscape are of uptmost importance to me.
Old wood welcomes, with its dents and dings,
and speaks the language of ease.
Rustic and modern elements
play complimentary roles.
Natural accents and
often make the
most fascinating accent pieces.
Each item tells its own story
and keeps us connected
to the rhythm of the seasons,
the passage of time.
lowered ceiling heights and area rugs
define the dining space
and integrity of material
allow the meal to take center stage.
My own dining room is coming along slowly.
The room has been gutted, but no actual
building has begun.
Our carpenter friend has, sadly,
had some other things come up,
and so we wait.
I am trying to be patient and look past the chaos
that comes with any renovation project.
Afterall, I am dying,
not just to have it done,
but to share the outcome with you!
I hope you are having a lovely summer.
It is hard to believe August is here already,
and many of us are looking to fall, when children
(and in my case, spouses) head off to school.
My daughter moves into her dorm,
1000 miles from home,
exactly one month from today.
It is coming so fast, but I am thrilled
Until next time...
All images courtesy of Elle Decor