Two years ago I sat down to join my sweet husband and little Joseph in the dining room. In my hand, I held a pregnancy test waiting for the three of us to uncover if we’re going to have another set of tiny feet pitter-pattering within the walls of our home. When I flipped it over and saw that it was positive, we lost it. We were over the moon excited, crying and laughing from joy. And the dining room was the stage for it all.
I will always be a little sentimental about a house. This house especially. But before I go off on a tangent, I’ll stick to why the dining room is so special. It hosted countless dinners with friends and family. It was a bed for Chase from Paw Patrol. It was a craft table, a mini Christmas tree stand, a letter writing station, and a package opening station. We laughed, cried, and prayed in this room. It was Vitalik’s first visualization come to life. He designed the ceilings all on his own, drawing up a plan and engineering it to work. Later I covered the walls with a patterned beige and gold wallpaper, promising that I will never take it down. I broke that promise a year later. (Sorry babe.) After peeling off the wallpaper, my sweet man installed the large shadow boxes. I went through about 3 sets of window treatments and two dining tables before finally settling happily on the RH table. The curtains were Belgian linen curtains that I found at HomeGoods, and lengthened with the black fabric underneath with the help of my mother’s magic fingers. The table is from Restoration Hardware, chairs from All Modern, and the art is from all over. Some from estate sales, some from my husband and some from Vienna.
All in all, I love how this room turned out. But would I do things differently in our next build? Yes. Even in our fixer, I actually like the space more than our current home. The dining room is right off the kitchen with a little bar/ coffee nook separating it. It’s a bit more closed in, allowing a sense of coziness. But no coffered ceilings. I guess you win some and lose some. Overall I love the dining room. Yes, it is not used as often as other rooms however it still holds many precious memories for me. I hope you all have sweet memories in your dining rooms even if you only use it occasionally!