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Our Ever Evolving Dining Room

Our Ever Evolving Dining Room

Don't you just love when an action of necessity becomes one of your best ideas ever!? When we started clearing out our office for a full remodel our furniture had to be relocated, and instead of putting our antique desk into the non-temperature-controlled garage or attic, I decided to stick it against the last remaining blank wall- it just so happened that that wall was in the dining room!  Initially it seemed like a silly and temporary move, but after I saw it in there, I couldn't take my eyes off of it- I was staring at it like my 12 year old self would stare at a Backstreet Boy.

Pairing the early American desk with sleek chrome based chairs is a perfect example of how I mix periods and styles throughout our home.

Pairing the early American desk with sleek chrome based chairs is a perfect example of how I mix periods and styles throughout our home.

Then of course I couldn't resist styling it and added the brass and marble candlesticks and that cute little target clock. And that led to switching around the art so that my beloved fly found a new home above the desk, and one of my newest finds from a consignment store has its very own wall adjacent to the doorway.

I never would have thought that a desk could make me love a space this much!

I never would have thought that a desk could make me love a space this much!

Lastly, because the room was steadily beginning to feel warmer, I continued this trend and layered in some other pieces- check out that insanely gorgeous Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Lucite based lamp (that I found for a steal at Home Goods) and those vintage Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs that we inherited from our favorite Aunt Linda (I simply placed the upholstered seats atop the cane). After hanging the midcentury wheat sconces, that I previously painted gold (you'd be horrified to know that they were once a pea green) and rearranging the shelves to make room for some newly thrifted glassware, the dining room is ready for a dinner party!

Cesca chairs and wheat sconce lend to a midcentury feel, while the Greek key fabric and Lucite base lamp add a modern lux layer to the space.

Cesca chairs and wheat sconce lend to a midcentury feel, while the Greek key fabric and Lucite base lamp add a modern lux layer to the space.

Our pretty glassware...

Our pretty glassware...

Adding a large lamp that you would normally place in a living room, immediately provides warmth.

Adding a large lamp that you would normally place in a living room, immediately provides warmth.

"Shelfie" details

"Shelfie" details

Now, who's coming over...?

Glamorously Global Office Remodel- Inspired by D.I.Y. Genevieve Gorder Edition

Glamorously Global Office Remodel- Inspired by D.I.Y. Genevieve Gorder Edition

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