Wa-hooo!! It feels so good to be touring a most important house in our new residence since which means it’s lastly “executed” and I can test it off the record! It’s undoubtedly a special vibe on this room now from after we moved in. It had darker burgundy partitions, vertical blinds, carpet, fancy crown molding, and a shiny gold/wooden ceiling fan—all issues that basically made this room really feel caught within the late ’80s/early ’90s.
We additionally realized odd issues just like the crown molding was put in flawed (that sort is meant to be put in at an angle to cowl the place the wall meets the ceiling, however they simply put it straight on the wall, so it appeared actually unusual). And there was an “arched” doorway into the room that was actually extra of a not symmetrical rounded edge sq. that drove us sort of loopy.
There’s a step down into this room so that you get a little bit greater ceiling top (I believe it was a part of the entrance porch sooner or later) and we needed to make it really feel recent and fashionable with a enjoyable ’70s twist. I’ll present you what we selected!
I moved again to my hometown to be close to household, so making an area for vacation dinner hangouts felt actually vital to me. I like that this Seno oak table has two leaves I can add to the ends so we will match as much as 12 folks directly (Elsie has the identical one!).
We had my sister’s household come stick with us for the primary time this month, and I can’t let you know how joyful it made me to get out a leaf so we might all match along with my mother and father and all our youngsters for a household spaghetti dinner—I virtually began crying!
We really had these Svelti dining chairs at our breakfast nook in our final residence, and I beloved them a lot that I obtained six in pink for the eating room! They’re snug, simple to wash, and so they mix classic vibes with a contemporary look completely.
It could appear loopy to have a white rug underneath a eating desk in a home with a toddler, nevertheless it’s really a strategic determination! Having a white rug means you possibly can spot clear areas like loopy (and even bleach them relying on what the rug is made from) and it doesn’t look discolored from the remainder of the rug like it could actually with a coloured rug.
Ever spot clear a rug to have that space now appear to be a lighter pink than the remainder of the pink rug? When it’s already white that doesn’t occur, and to this point pink juice and spaghetti evening spills have cleaned up prefer it by no means occurred (this is my favorite stain remover of all time!). My sister and Elsie each do the identical factor!
I introduced this IKEA hack bar cabinet from our final home, however I took off the leaf panels and added two rounded panels as an alternative to have it slot in with the vibe a little bit higher.
Additionally, I like a superb quote print and I found this shop on Etsy that can print your customized quote in a ’70s font. So I did “I like you want Fanny loves Nick” as a nod to my favourite musical Humorous Woman … #peoplewhoneedpeople
I introduced that DIY two-tiered acrylic planter from our final home and it appears to be like actually cute within the nook of the room. I’d most likely put a dangling planter in each room if I had sufficient of them—it’s a good way to get some greenery up excessive in an area.
I knew I needed an enormous aspect board on this room in order that I might retailer entertaining glassware and platters someplace apart from my kitchen (house is at a premium in there!) and the Seno sideboard was excellent for the room because it additionally matches our desk.
I additionally hold some puzzles and board video games in a single part of it since Lola likes to do puzzles on the desk as effectively. I like the colour of the oak and it’ll even be excellent as additional serving house for events.
I like that vase assortment sitting on there (comparable here) and I’ve been wanting that gold cactus table lamp for years and I’m so proud of the way it feels on this house—it’s certainly one of my favourite issues in the home! And a pink velvet record player to go together with all of it…sure please! We introduced that parlor chandelier and ceiling medallion from our final home as a result of I didn’t need to go away it! It’s so fairly and I’m nonetheless a sucker for a gorgeous globe mild.
We did need to get an extended rod for it since these ceilings are quite a bit greater although and it was hanging on the flawed top for the primary 9 months—haha!
You could find extra cute & reasonably priced wall artwork for a eating room in this post!
You’ve most likely observed that wavy wallpaper by now! It’s really hand-painted and I’ll share how I did that in a future put up. After getting your strains deliberate out, it’s very easy to do and it takes the room up like 30 ranges of enjoyable in my view. I’m principally doing velvet curtains wherever I can on this home since I like them a lot and these curtains are the identical mustard ones I’ve in Lola’s room too—they add a lot cozy luxurious and I’m obsessed (particularly with this curtain rod)!
I additionally added in a yarn wall hanging for some extra cozy texture. I like that gold glass pitcher and glass set. I don’t have a rainbow assortment, however I do like bits of coloured glassware right here and there! They give the impression of being so cute on that rounded tray (which is helpful for therefore many issues round the home!).
I do suppose arches could be actually fairly and dramatic when executed proper, however this wasn’t actually a full arch to start with, wasn’t symmetrical, and simply didn’t make sense as an arch spot anyway, so it. had. to. go. No regrets there!
Total, I do know this room is a little bit totally different out of your conventional eating room, nevertheless it feels very enjoyable and lighthearted to me with a little bit of a ’70s nod and that’s precisely what I used to be going for. What do you suppose? Would you want to return to a cocktail party on this house?? xo. Laura
Credit // Writer and Images: Laura Gummerman.