When we bought our home in 2013, I was so excited to have a "formal" dining room. This special space is where we host Christmas every year, have cute little tea and dinner parties with dear friends and, more recently, where I wrote my entire Master's Thesis. My husband wanted a traditional rectangular dining room table where as I was aiming to get a round table with a mirrored base and over the top tufted chairs. Due to room dimensions, we went with a rectangular table that we both fell in love with at Ashley Furniture. I would consider it a transitional piece, being that the chairs are upholstered and it's a deep wood but the structure lines are very clean and sleek.
The stenciled accent wall was done about 2 years ago with a moroccan tile wall stencil. Check out the link ^ for details.
Lately, I have been seeing bar carts all over the web. One of the most popular is the Ikea Bar Cart Hack...
This is such a cost effective way to scoop up a bar cart! Check out more details here.
Something I try very hard to avoid is over crowding a space. Too many pieces of furniture mixed with zillions of pretty little things gives me a headache! The eye can't focus and the space is no longer enjoyable. In an effort to avoid this all together, I decided to create a "bar tray" instead of a bar cart. I used all of the things I already had to assemble.
|Colorful straws don't need to be hiding in a drawer. Stick them in a glass for a fun pop of color.|
|There is no need to keep the colorful martini glasses hiding in the cabinet. Let them free for the world to see!!!|
|The bar tray lives on our dining room server. At one point, this sucker was piled with little things here and there but for now, less is more.|
Like our entire house, this room has changed so much since we bought almost 3 years ago. I snapped a few more pictures to share the most recent updates. A majority of the purchases came from HomeGoods.
|Here is a shot from the stairs. It's meshed into one, long space. I love the open concept.|
|I just put that hot pink knob on the end table. It's dreamy!!!! Find a comparable one here at Hobby Lobby. #color #color #morecolor|
|That chaise lounge is one of my most treasured purchases. After months of hunting for a chaise and being discouraged at the prices, I found this beauty at Bobs Discount Furniture for only $199. Does it get any better? AND it's comfortable, too! Check it out here. It comes in both grey and cream.|
Griffin was keeping guard while I was snapping pictures this afternoon.
Thank you for checking out today's post!!! Hope I have inspired you to be more decisive about your decor!!!!