New Dining Room Design
Happy Friday! We finally have a foundation for the new house! And some framing! It’s actually happening, I can’t believe it.
One of the things I learned the first time around with building a house is that it’s really important to make and finalize decisions and get them off your plate as soon as you can because the decisions are endless. I wanted to go ahead and get our furniture planned and ordered so that it’s done by the time we move. I enlisted the help of Maggie, owner of Crandall Haus. I am very particular and have a distinct vision…I know what I want, but once I try to start sourcing everything and putting it together, I get super overwhelmed. And I have SO many other decisions to make. I needed someone I could bounce ideas off of throughout this whole process and who could stick stuff on boards to help me visualize. Enter Maggie…and I’m obsessed with what she’s come up with!
First and foremost, I wanted a table to seat 8. Let me tell you: finding a cool, modern, minimal table to seat 8 is NOT easy, and what prompted me to reach out to Maggie in the first place (that and trying to find a sectional). She found this table and I AM OBSESSED. I love the color, and the shape is super simple, but with just enough interest (I love that the legs are skinny from one view and wide from the other).
I wanted some version of wishbone chairs…I have looked at a few other similar styles, but I kept coming back to these. And the price is so good!
I kind of just HAD to have this rug when I saw it. It literally looks like a true vintage Moroccan rug and I felt like it was worth a little splurge.
I’ve had my eye on this chandy for a while. The price is great, and I love how it almost disappears in the air.
This piece y’all. Isn’t she beautiful?? Maggie said my credenza needed to be taller than my dining table and it’s tough to find a modern piece that has some height to it. She also didn’t want it made out of wood. This rattan credenza checks all the boxes, and I love the 60s, Palm Springs vibe. It definitely adds the right amount of interest to the space, don’t you think?
(you can see all of her art prints HERE).
I learned a long time ago that there is no sense in my spending money on expensive art. I like to change things out too often. I ordered these prints from Etsy ($9.99), had them printed online ($64 from Nations Photo Lab), and bought black frames at Michael’s ($39 for both I think because they were buy one, get one free). The total was just $113! I love how they turned out…and if I get tired of them, it’s an easy swap (I actually kind of love the black palms that Maggie put in the board, don’t you??).
I love these Midcentury vibes!
We are still working on the living room, which is open to the dining room, so it will need to coordinate. Stay tuned, that’s up next! We’re doing a huge, natural color sectional and this rug:
I was going for very light and natural with pops of dark wood…I think it’s coming together perfectly! Do you like?? Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!