I loved our dining room in LA.
The room was so bright and fresh with the light grey walls and bright white trim work and board and batten.
When we moved from LA to Nashville, we brought all of the furniture with us except the dining table. The new owners bought the table with the house.
The chairs are all from Restoration Hardware:
The six side chairs are the Vintage French Square Cane Back chairs in weathered oak drifted and “Sand” Belgian linen.
The two end chairs are the Belgian Slipcovered Wingback Arm Chair in “Sand” Belgian linen.
Such a beautiful dining room. Now looking at the photo above, the space feels more traditional and formal than we are.
We are not formal people. We actually ate a meal in our dining room in LA a grand total of maybe three times over the course of almost four years.
Let’s take a look at our Nashville dining room before we moved into our house.
The kitchen and dining room above is now almost unrecognizable to me.
It’s a beautiful space, don’t get me wrong. It’s just not us. The brick backsplash, lanterns, turquoise traditional island, brown countertops and window treatments are all straight out of Country Living magazine.
Our house wasn’t just farmhouse style, it was farmhouse themed. And this mama ain’t country enough for all that business.
We’ve changed most of the things we wanted to in the kitchen area so far. We even added in glass features to the cabinetry along the right wall with lighting.
We still have a few items to check off of our to-do list:
- New range hood.
- Kitchen hardware: switching from black to gold.
- Transom above pantry door (there was CHICKEN WIRE in there!)
- Repainting cabinetry from “Creamy” to “Pure White”.
Here’s where we are so far…
New countertops, backsplash, light fixtures, paint on the walls and ceiling, glass panels in upper cabinetry and window treatment.
The dining space was just feeling too formal for our everyday life space.
We removed the rug and switched out the chairs and here’s where we are currently…
Our new chairs are all from Lara Cella Interiors, use coupon code: Angela10 for 10% off site wide!
I wanted to add the chairs to see if I wanted to keep the dining table but it has to go.
We bought our oak table locally from PD’s in Franklin and it was a yellow oak color. We hired someone to whitewash and give it a chippy finish and I’ve never been happy with it. It’s a beautiful, solid table, but it feels so out of place in our home.
Once we find the right table, this white dining table will be up for sale.
Our Restoration Hardware chairs are now for sale locally on Facebook.
We are waiting to choose a dining rug until we have a new table selected.
I’m currently debating on whether I should add white curtain panels to the French doors leading out to the patio. I feel like some texture there would really cozy up the space.