Dining Room Decor Updates // World Market Everett Foyer Table

First things first, wishing my parents a very happy anniversary today!  Thank you for your prayers for my dad, we have had some encouraging news lately and it has felt so good.  This illness has really brought us closer together and for that, I’m thankful.  It has been a very difficult time, but I believe in the power of prayer, and from the bottom of my heart thank you for lifting my dad and family up.
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You might remember my dining room pillow dilemma awhile back when I bought a yellow pair and a brown pair and couldn’t decide which I liked better for the room.  Y’all weighed in and helped me opt to use the yellow for summer and the brown come fall.  I’m hanging onto every little last bit of summer here and incorporated those yellow pillows into an updated, cheerful dining room this weekend.
Having never had a console table that was meant for this room, this World Market one (Everett Foyer Table) couldn’t be beat for the price and size.  ($254 on sale with free shipping, 70.9″W x 15.7″D x 31.9″H). Since our dining room is pretty long, I could have went with an even longer table, but I figured I can put the chairs on either side to fill in some space.  I’m also considering pulls for the two draws- an easy way to personalize the table.
Another thing that made a big impact in the room was lowering the mirror a good 11 inches.  Thanks for the advice Cassie and Grandma.  My Grandma reads my blog daily and when I first hung this mirror, she told me on the phone, “You know, I think you’ve got that mirror hung too high.” 🙂 Y’all were right! It looks so much better lower and it reflects the chandelier now.

I used items from the house collected over time to decorate the table, with the exception of new melamine plates from Big Lots.  Y’all may have seen these bright aqua lamps at Home Goods and they are such a gorgeous color.  I adore the shape too.
As much as I love and try to use real flowers and greenery often, this faux branch worked perfectly here for some added height and I like how it branches out wildly.  Mercury glass candleholders are used year round, and are so nice at Christmas.  I had yellow candles up at first but it felt like too much yellow- the pillows and tray are enough.  I much prefer these ombre aqua candles- more soothing.
These melamine plates are so fun for this color palette and they were only about $1 each at Big Lots.
I’m happy this console had a bottom shelf for layering more decor.  Don’t neglect those opportunities to add more visual interest to your space.
These Pellegrino bottles are as pretty as they are tasty-  I moved them from my bar.  You can find paper straws everywhere these days, I got these at Home Goods.
I made these pillows with Dwell Studio fabric.  Even though I chose the yellow pair of pillows, I snuck this brown one in there to tone down the space.  You might recognize this Home Goods basket that previously held our giant collection of bread.  Things get moved around here a lot.
I’ve often thought that perhaps the “formal” dining room may soon be a thing of the past as families seem to eat mainly in their more casual spaces, like a breakfast nook or the area just off of the kitchen.  And when I seen dining rooms turned into gorgeous home offices that probably get more use, I think that this square footage is precious real estate that might not be getting much use in many homes.
Since I’m fortunate enough to have this pretty space to enjoy, I remind myself to make the most of it and eat here pretty often.  I cover James’ chair with a towel so I’m not worried about the furniture.  I especially like to eat my weekend breakfast here while reading a magazine or just looking out the front window, which has a nice view.  I’ve considered painting the walls a darker color, but I like the light and bright feeling in the room.
Below is a recap of where everything is from.  Are we shopping at the same places?
Home Goods // Lamps, Vase, Basket, Paper Straws
Kirklands // Candles
Pottery Barn // Large White Plates (gifted), Faux Branch (gifted)
Hobby Lobby // Mercury Glass Candleholders
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This World Market table is pretty popular- I love how Kate (Centsational Girl) styled it for her friends’ dining room makeover.  Go here to see the full post.
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41 Comments

  1. August 19, 2013 / 11:38 am

    What a beautiful table! It looks awesome in the space and its decorated beautifully!

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:15 pm

      Thank you Amanda!

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:15 pm

      Could always use some "bright and cheery!" 🙂

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:15 pm

      And the good China too;)

  2. August 19, 2013 / 1:16 pm

    Happy Anniversary to your parents! And happy to hear that y'all have received some positive news!

    We purchased the Everett Foyer table about a month ago and I am STILL trying to figure out how I want to style it. I love your little bar setup! So cute.

    Is your grandma for hire? I'd love to have her tell me how to hang everything on my walls! 🙂

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:16 pm

      Thank you! So happy for the good news- best anniversary present EVER! I'd love to see what you do with your table! I'm bad about heights too- especially since I'm so short- my "eye level" is really low!

  3. August 19, 2013 / 1:19 pm

    That table is fab!! Love the mix of prints-so happy!

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:17 pm

      I'm still enjoying those drapes so I think the fabric choice was wise.

  4. August 19, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    Gorgeous table! I absolutely love World Market. It looks like a Restoration Hardware find but at a fraction of the cost!

  5. August 19, 2013 / 2:03 pm

    I love that table! Your Grandmother sounds so cute!

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:17 pm

      She is a hoot and so very wise.

  6. August 19, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    It looks so pretty and the styling is perfection!

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:17 pm

      Thanks so much!

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:18 pm

      I'm glad you said so, I was hoping the woods tones would work well together.

  7. August 19, 2013 / 2:47 pm

    The table styling looks lovely. And the whole room is so bright and pretty!

  8. August 19, 2013 / 2:48 pm

    I love that table! I'm thinking of using it as a media console in our guest room so it will look more like a piece of furniture and less like a stand to hold the receivers and such. I love the idea of adding pulls or something to the drawers! Thank you for posting such a pretty room!

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:19 pm

      Great idea- I'd love to see how that turns out. It's not very wide so be sure to measure your receiver to make sure it fits. 🙂

  9. August 19, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    Love love love! Those colors you put together are outstanding and that table is perfection. World Market is amazing!

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:20 pm

      There's only one World Market near me and it's not super convenient to get to so I always forget about it, but I really enjoy it when I make the trip. So much goodness!

  10. August 19, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    Love the way you styled your console table and love the teal and yellow color combo. You did a great job incorporating a cute bar style without having a bar cart!

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:22 pm

      Thanks Annie! I'm sorta obsessed with bar carts:)

  11. August 19, 2013 / 5:38 pm

    Love that table! And those lamps… and ombre candles… and plates! Is melanie the name of the pattern plate or did you mean melamine? So pretty 🙂 And that chalkboard/quote is adorbs 🙂

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:22 pm

      Ah Alyssa- typo! The plates are melamine. Thanks for pointing it out!

  12. August 19, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    I love this table. I love how you styled it in your home. I'm seeing it pop up everywhere in blog land. My son's middle name is Everett so I'm pretty sure I need this table in my life 🙂

    • August 19, 2013 / 7:23 pm

      Yes, it was made for you Andrea! Can't beat the price for this table!

  13. August 19, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    Beautiful. I love how open it is at the bottom and can be used for extra storage. I was thinking of adding some yellow in my home. I used to run to red but my tastes are changing.

  14. August 19, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    Great table…and I love the turquoise and yellow combo. So happy! I'm pretty sure I just bought the same lamps for a client of mine in a deep blue color. Looks beautiful!

  15. August 19, 2013 / 9:53 pm

    Love the beautiful setup and those blue lamps really make a happy statement in the space. Just gorgeous Megan!

    xo,
    Jen

  16. August 20, 2013 / 1:12 am

    Hey Megan! I love the updates! What is the color on your walls? It's so subtle, but adds just enough to add real interest?

  17. August 20, 2013 / 2:01 am

    Wow! Looks amazing. Love that table. Beautiful styling.

  18. August 20, 2013 / 3:04 am

    Beautiful table!! You did a great job!!

  19. August 20, 2013 / 3:19 am

    It's gorgeous Megan! You did a beautiful job. I need you to come help me!! Those melamine plates are so fun. Your Grandmother sounds like a doll.

  20. August 23, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    I want all of that stuff! This is exactly how I want my dining room to look. Mine is also very long so I definitely plan on buying that table. I love the paint colors, the wainscoting, the natural wood and the bright accent colors. Don't be surprised if you come to my house in a year and find that my dining room looks exactly like yours :). Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. September 3, 2013 / 3:06 pm

    I have that table too! I've been experimenting with it to see if I prefer it in my entryway or behind the sofa – I think it's going to stay behind the sofa. I love this table – it's such a great piece for the low price!

  22. September 17, 2013 / 3:31 pm

    This room is amazing! Love the color palette – so soothing. I have to ask – where did you get that rug? It is the perfect beige color, I imagine it would pair well with any color palette.

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