I’ve pondered changes for the dining room, above, for several months now. I’ve been fiddling with it, adding the shoe cabinet, adding the sofa/bench piece, moving the flor tiles from the living room into this space, playing with table decor some. It’s still not really working. I like all the elements of the space, I’m just not sure I like them together. And, as much as I like the green paint, I think its time for a change.
I looked at my pinterest kitchen inspiration board, which is as much dining room as kitchen as ours are attached, and I noticed some trends. I like gray. Shocking, I know. I like gray dining rooms that are still bright and modern and perhaps have a little bit of whimsy. Exhibits a-f.
Now that the Apartment Therapy photo shoot is over, I can start to put up some swatches. I’d like to have a good before and after done for the new traffic that will drive anyway. Deadlines are good. And don’t tell Finn, but I’m thinking of changing out the light fixture too. He made the one in there from some horrendously bad Ready Made directions several years ago. I love it but it’s not right over the dining table, at least not on its own. I’d like two of these lights from CB2. I think the DIY pictured in the photo from The Brick House above, though, would look even better. I’d also like a new table, but I don’t know that that’s in the cards. Something rectangular and a little rustic (but not too much). hmmm. The hunt is on.