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.
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.
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!
Now, who's coming over...?