Our Dining Room

Happy Monday! Did you all have a restful weekend? I spent all weekend baking and cooking. 3 loaves of bread, Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon, unicorn cakes with Maxi. It’s like I’m forcing fall temperatures to stay with my kitchen activity. ha. But speaking of food, we have been in our home for a year and a half, and in that time I have shied away from doing a dining room blog post. Much of our dining room is not linkable, and then we were waiting on a new rug to come in and brighten up the space. Well, the rug is in and it’s so bright and cheerful in here I figured we could look over the fact it’s not all available to source! 😉

Let’s first chat about the space as I sip my coffee. Not to repeat myself, but for those that are new, we live in an open-concept ranch style home. The bedrooms are larger, the living space is smaller, but the dining and kitchen take up a large footprint. The dining room is at the front of the house and your eye catches it anywhere from our master bedroom to Harry’s bathroom. I have filled this space with some of my most sentimental pieces, so that makes me thrilled to have that echo throughout the home.

To focus on the biggest change, let’s first look at the rug! Pinks. Greens. Blues. This rug features my absolute favorite hues to decorate with and this change alone altered the room so much. I shot my dining room for a Halloween tablescape {will be on the blog this week!} and the only difference in decor is the rug and it looks like a different room. I forget just how much light plays off rugs as well. The older rug went to a sweet reader, and I am so happy to see it in her living room! It’s stunning there and honestly, I think it made a better living room rug. This rug we now have is the Lindsey Meyer Olivia Rug. It’s made to order and worth it by a landslide! We had waited to do this and, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have worked with Lindsey and collaborated on this space together. It ties everything in from my curtains to my art.

Our antique buffet, as many of you may remember, was my parents’! They got it at an antique auction when they were engaged and growing up my mom always stored family photos in it. I keep our wedding album in there, too. When my parents would go on date nights, I’d sneak up to it and pull their album out to sift through the pages. Who knows if Maxi will ever want to look through our wedding album on day, but it felt sweet to recreate that placement and situation in our home as well. Then, our cabinet is from Restoration Hardware. It houses sentimental pieces like art from my Meme, my children’s Cowtown Clay handprints, and my Herend pieces one of my best friend gifts me each year.

Our table and chairs were sourced from Maddie Hughes and the side table was a find from my old neighbor. Her sister got it from a store in Oklahoma that was going out of business, and I think I paid $20?! It is one of my favorite pieces in my home. I have my children’s birth announcements framed above it, along with some other art that is old.

When I look around, my dining room feels very “something old, something new, something passed down, something blue.” And in my humble opinion, isn’t that what makes all rooms great? We mix in pieces passed down in our family with new finds and gifts from loved ones. And what better room to recreate that in than the room that hosts meals, holidays, and family photos?!

I hope you all enjoy this space and I’ll be sure to link what I can below. Thank you so much for reading!

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5 Comments

  1. Ashley Smith wrote:

    Beautiful curtains!!!

    Published 19 Oct 20Reply
  2. Lisa Moore wrote:

    Hi:
    Just beautiful. I love the pieces you have on the wall near the mirror, especially the gold fluer de lis looking print. Please share where you found those.

    Published 19 Oct 20Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Lisa! Thank you so much! I’m so sorry, I got them from a store in Fort Worth about 4 years ago, it’s called Wrare I believe!

      Published 19 Oct 20Reply
  3. Your dining room is goals! It’s so beautifully set up! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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    Published 19 Oct 20Reply
  4. Sandra wrote:

    The star of the dining room isn’t the new rug…it’s Harry! xoxo

    Published 19 Oct 20Reply