this cabinet from Crate and Barrel to house china that's been passed down to me. It ended up being the perfect size. Initially, we were looking for something vintage, but we couldn't find anything with the right dimensions. I love this little cabinet. The paneled glass doors echo the window in the back door, and the shape is a good compliment to the red bench that sits on the same wall (in the next photo).
Signed and Numbered and the blueberry print is from anek.
Anthropologie last year, and I got the flowers from a local antique shop. I might change out the flowers for other things in the future, but right now I think she's really pretty like that.
this post, if you're curious.)
So what do we have left to do? Well, I want a large painting for the right wall, and it will probably take us a while to save up for that. I might paint something myself, but I don't know. It's funny, when we went to Gari Melchers' house a few weeks ago, the docent made a note that although his paintings were hanging in the living room when we were there, he would not have actually hung his own paintings in the house. She went on to explain how a lot of artists don't hang their own work because that's their "work," and it's hard to get out of the critical mindset you have when creating it and just enjoy it the way you would enjoy other art. I was like, you don't have to tell me lady, I get that. I really get that. So, we'll see.
We've also been back and forth about getting a rug. It would be nice to add some more color and pattern, but what you can't see from these photos is the other half of the room, the living room. Our house is an open floor plan so it all needs to work together. We're thinking we do want a rug for the living room area, so having a rug in here also might be overkill. But if we do, again that would be something to save up for because most of the rugs I really like aren't cheap.
And the last big addition is two more dining chairs for the heads of the table. I want chairs that are different from, but still complement, the chairs we already have. We haven't really even started looking properly for those.
So that's our tiny dining room! I'm hoping to get to a point in other rooms where I can share more updates soon! I posted sources below, and I linked to specific items when I could find them. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments. xo, Mary
Source list: chairs/vintage; dylan dining table/CB2; curtains and curtain rod/West Elm; sheer curtains/Pottery Barn; Paterson white cabinet/Crate & Barrel; Norden sideboard/IKEA; lined wire baskets/World Market; blue planter/Home Depot; white pitcher/IKEA; everything else I think already mentioned above. :)