As the title of this post suggests, I got a rug and a table for my dining room and thought you might like to see them. (Those of you with an eagle eye might have noticed these changes in the background of my Apple Streusel Cake post.)
When I share a decorating post these days, I feel like I need to include a disclaimer. As I wrote about in an earlier post, I’m currently planning to remodel the kitchen in my new home. (Work is still several months away, but I’m making progress getting all the pieces in place.)
Because the kitchen will be the heart of my home, the remodel will impact every room on the first floor. (Primarily because all the hardwood floors will be refinished.) However, the dining room will be affected the most. One wall section will be removed, and a couple windows will be installed. In addition, the French doors will be replaced.
I am eager to decorate my home, but it seems silly to do much before all of the kitchen changes are complete.
Does all of that make sense?
However, with fall nipping at our heels and the holiday season fast approaching as well, it was time to make some progress in my living spaces so I can share IBC-worthy decorating ideas and beautiful table settings with all of you.
That led me to pull a few triggers in my dining room.
I had been using the 40-inch round table from my apartment, but it was too small and too modern.
I researched tables online and decided to purchase this table from Wayfair. I think the style works well with my overall design scheme, and I’m excited about styling a white table. (I had a wood table in my old house.)
To my amazement, the table arrived in perfect condition. (Since it’s all white, I was concerned the finish would get damaged in transit.) The table is a good size, and there is a leaf should I decide to extend it. I’m not sure it will stay here forever but at just under $500 with a coupon code, I will get my money out of it.
I also stumbled upon this rug at HomeGoods. It’s from the Magnolia (Joanna Gaines) collection at Loloi. I have another rug from there which I love, so I was excited to find this one. I think the colors will be beyond perfect for fall, and I should be able to make it transition nicely into winter too. (If you can’t find the rug at your HomeGoods, you can find it online here.)
The chairs in the space are the ones from my apartment. I will likely swap those out.
I scored the vintage bench at a local shop. I’ve never before had a bench at a dining room table so I thought it’d be fun to try it out. I’m not sure it will stay here forever, but it should work well for fall.
Near the table is the console table I had in the office of my apartment. I’m trying to get away from loads of mid-century furniture so it will probably have to go. It’s a bit too orange-red anyway.
But since it’s not the worst, for now, I’m making it work. I might even paint it and replace the legs. I’m thinking that would better suit the space, but it could be like putting lipstick on a pig. What do you think?
The art on the console is a HomeGoods find. Isn’t it great?
The light fixture and paint color were here when I moved in. I don’t mind the fixture. I’d prefer clear bulbs, but it looks okay, at least for now. (I may replace it once the kitchen is complete.)
I did a little digging through the paint cans left at the house and found out the paint color in this room is Early Evening by PPG Porter Paints. I figured a few of you might be curious. It’s a beautiful color.
Although this room has a long way to go and is likely to change a lot over the next year, I’m excited it’s looking and functioning better.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into my in-progress dining room.