I’m so excited to share more of our home with you. As you know, our home was featured in Domino Magazine, a dream come true. The tour offered a peak at the different rooms in our house, so I’m going to dedicate a blog post to each room in our house and get into the details of what we updated, talk about some of the design decisions, and of course share my sources with you. This week, I’m starting with our mid century modern dining room and from there I’ll move onto the kitchen, living room, nursery, and guest bath!
Our dining room was one of the first and only rooms that was basically done when we moved in. Every piece just came together at the same time and didn’t require too much hunting around. I opted for the West Elm dining table since it can accommodate 8-10 people comfortably and it was a tough piece to find vintage. The chairs had been popping up on the Amsterdam Modern website for a while, but no one wanted them because they were dusty, the legs were crooked and some of the chairs were missing feet. I had them deep cleaned twice and my in laws helped get the feet on and the legs straight. I think I bought all 6 chairs for about $450! I went with this vintage looking rug since it can withstand stains and came in just the right size 10 x 13 so it filled the space nicely. Ever since we moved into the house, I knew I wanted the Jonathan Adler Meurice Chandelier and after our renovation we finally got it. It’s another piece that brings the room together and serves as a statement piece for an otherwise neutral space.
The vintage artwork is from Alan’s mom from when she studied abroad in College! They were passed down to Alan (and his Mom is surprised he still has them). The brass and lucite curtain rod is a DIY, actually an ADI (Alan did it) that is super simple but another show stopper! We’ve since replicated this for Harlee’s room.
In terms of renovation, the dining room only required an upgrade on the flooring. When it came time to refinish the wood floors, we realized that the dining area had laminate flooring while the living room had oak flooring. We had to rip out the laminate and when we did, we found asbestos (yay!). This set us back a couple of weeks, but our amazing floor installer matched the flooring perfectly and stained it a beautiful Chestnut. I couldn’t be happier!
Sources are at the bottom!
I’m a fan of contemporary art so I wanted to add a lot of color with a large scale artwork. I found this piece from my friend Stacey who always has the best art and Hollywood Regency vintage piece. The artwork helps transition from the dining room into the sitting area in front of the fireplace. Instead of putting a sofa in front of the fireplace, I opted for comfortable and larger rattan chairs that are just as comfortable. Although larger, the rattan chairs are see through and again in a neutral palette so they don’t compete with the other statement pieces in the room.
That’s it for the dining room. Next week, I’ll share a lot about our kitchen, which was the biggest transformation. You can catch before picture of our house here (boy she was a fixer) and some renovation updates here. Check out the DIY Lucite Curtain Rod post here!
Dining Room Sources: West Elm Dining Table, Vintage Chairs from Amsterdam Modern (similar here and here), West Elm End Chairs, Crate & Barrel Linen Table Runner, Vintage Candlesticks from flea market (similar here and here), Area Rug, Vintage Bar Cart from flea market (similar here), Vintage Credenza from flea market (similar here and here), Lamps Plus Lamps, DIY Lucite Curtain Rod, Linen Curtains, Modernica Planter, Vintage Artwork, Jonathan Adler Chandelier
Sitting Area Sources: Vintage Rattan Chairs from flea market (similar here and here), Wood Accent Table, Anthropologie Hobnail Vase, Vintage Moroccan Brass Plate came with the house! (similar here), Artwork from 45 Three Modern Vintage, Vintage Mini Credenza from Sunbeam Vintage (similar here), Vintage Neon “A” from a Downtown Las Vegas thrift store