Year after year, as we decorate our homes for the changing seasons, we learn more about our style and perhaps ourselves. What do we want our homes to say, what feeling do we want to convey? If you’re a funky and colorful type of person, I bet your home reflects that. Are you more modern or traditional? I’m sure those elements creep into your home design too. I keep coming back to inviting and simple decor. I lean toward uncomplicated spaces with a coziness to them. I tried to accomplish that with the addition of some Fall decor in our dining room- not that we’re seeing anything near Fall temperatures here in Houston.
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.
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.
Hi friends! It’s good to be back from a little time off last week. We are taking things one day at a time, and have had a lot of family togetherness, which feels really good. I did some things around the house that I haven’t shown here yet, so I plan to put together more posts this week. It will be good to clear my head and distract from the heavy-hearted things that I cannot control. Thank you again so much for the prayers for my Dad- they really mean so much.
We’ve been eating more meals in the dining room lately and especially after finding these gorgeous,
Can you believe Easter is almost here? It feels like it snuck up on me really quickly this year, but I’m ready with a simple Easter table for four. I mostly shopped our home with items purchased from past years to create a setting that is relaxed and casual.
The inspiration for the table started with these adorable miniature birds nested with speckled eggs. They are just a couple dollars at Hobby Lobby and I like how they add that Spring nature feel.
The floral runner was purchased at World Market a few years back and used in a previous Thanksgiving table.
Y’all know I’m not the greatest DIYer out there, so if I did it myself, you can too! A few weeks ago I bought fabric to have drapes made for our dining room. I had a seamstress make them, and she did a great job, however, in my haste, I measured wrong (too long) and did not buy fabric for her to line them with. I guess I thought I could skip that step, but once they were hung, I realized they really needed to be lined because the fabric is a loose weave, and you could see the blinds through them during the day.
We’ve made a little progress on the dining room over the weekend, and although it’s not complete, I wanted to show you what we’ve accomplished so far. As you recall, we started with this:
The curtains are hung, but they need some work. I mistakenly gave my seamstress the wrong measurement, so they are too long and need to be hemmed. I have them tucked under in the photo, so they don’t look that bad, but they are actually about 10 inches too long. Also, I’m going to have her line them (what was I thinking,
I’m obsessed with this dining room!
How gorgeous is it?! From the rustic wooden ceiling, the simple but grand iron chandelier, and the architecture of the space with the pillars, fireplace and the way you can peek into what appears to be a living room lined with a bookcase wall. The room is inviting and bright and looks like a place I’d like to linger over breakfast eating croissants and drinking coffee while I browse the magazines that have piled up. In my breakfast fantasy, James is still sleeping, giving mommy those precious moments of uninterrupted bliss to read more than one sentence of a magazine- but I digress!
While perusing fabric for my living room drapes, I fell in love with this beauty. I love the lime greens, the whimsy of the birds and how the gray keeps it from looking too feminine even though it’s a floral print. In an effort to showcase this fabric somewhere in my home, I decided to incorporate it into our dining room design by turning it into a piece of art. Ultimately, I think I will add two square mirrors to either side of the art as well as neutral drapes so that I can change out the art and runner as the mood strikes.
I’ve been on the hunt for a dining room table for the formal dining room. My ideal formal dining room isn’t so “formal” at all, but really just a nice, peaceful space for my friends and family to gather for a meal, dessert, drinks, laughs and good conversation. I think its also nice to have a special spot for just me and the hubs to enjoy our dinner since our everyday lives are so busy and it’s the perfect time to talk after a long day. (Of course, sometimes its just as nice to eat pizza out of the box on the couch!)
I wanted a table large enough to seat 10-12 people comfortably for holiday gatherings and dinner parties.