Monday, October 30, 2017

Dining Room Reveal

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With every new home or new project there is always one thing that inspires the entire space. It’s that one item that you see and picture immediately in your space, something that suits you and will inspire the style for everything else to come.

I have followed Addison’s Wonderland (Brittany Hayes) on Instagram for quite a while now and have loved learning about her design decisions in her previous home and now through their historic wonderland. In one of her posts she talked about the chandelier in her foyer as the inspiration for the space, the ombré staircase and really the entire house. I didn’t take it quite as far, but in my case it all started with a dining room table.

I saw this table about a year ago - long before we started house hunting and long before we bought a house. It is one of those pieces that stuck with me. No matter all the other tables I looked at I couldn’t get this one out of my head, and can you blame me?!
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the table in it's natural habitat... at  Carpet Ranch
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I love how it brings elements of nature inside with its living edge finish (otherwise known as freeform), but yet has a sheek modern feel with the acrylic legs. Not to mention all the different tones of acacia wood that accent the kitchen, hardwood floors and style of our home. The acacia wood itself is processed in the traditional Malaysian way by letting it cure in the sun, fancy right?! The table was definately an investment, but so worth it!

I might be the only person who started decorating in the dining room, but that’s where everything began.
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After deciding on the table I knew I didn’t want our open concept home to have primarily rustic feel, so bringing in some other textures and materials would be essential. I spent tons of time shopping online and browsing different chair styles. These were two of my favorites...
Gigi solid wood dining chair
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Harrison Matte solid wood dining chair

After consulting with Cheryl and learning all about the importance of chair heights to go with your table (yes, 1 inch actually makes a huge difference!) we ended up choosing these beauties. I love the modern feel and lightness to the chairs. They are surprisingly quite comfortable and not as cold on the behind as I thought they would be.
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There were two other major elements to choose for this space - the light fixture and the curtains. I’ll tell you more about the curtains when we chat about the living room, so... moving onto the light fixture...

 
During one of my trips to Carpet Ranch Cheryl pointed out this light and asked what I thought of it for the space. My eyes lit up immediately and I knew it was coming home with me one way or another. The modern and shiny “branch” look was a fabulous way to tie the chairs and the table together and would later be the inspiration for the rest of the light fixtures being replaced in our open concept home.
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I am super happy with how the dining room turned out and can’t end this post without showing you the before, during and after. Quite a difference isn’t there?!
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the dining room - before we bought the house
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move in day
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the day after move in day
And finally... the big reveal!!!

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Shop this room:

Table - Acacia Freeform by Colibri Lifestyle, call Cheryl at Carpet Ranch and say you're interested in Jenna's table to make finding this table as simple as possible! 1-506-548-8881 (and yes, she can arrange shipping to just about anywhere!)

Chairs - Galvanized metal dining chairs by Monarch Specialties, again...call Cheryl

Light Fixture - Modern branch chandelier by Eurohome Lighting, and yes, you guessed it... call Cheryl

Curtains - Drapes by Casa Mia, and for the last time... call Cheryl

Dinnerware - Pacific Collection by Royal Doulton. Plates, tapas plates, tapas bowls & mugs and next on my list to add to my collection are the larger bowls

Paint Color - "Whooping Crane" from Beauti-Tone's National Parks of Canada collection 


What do you think of the dining room? Have you ever used a table as an inspirational piece?

Until the next room...

Xo Jenna

My shoes for that: Tory Burch Minnie travel flats, like the table - they are an investment, but oh so worth it!
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** This post was NOT sponsored, but I love giving shout outs to people who provide great service and advice such as Cheryl at Carpet Ranch located in my home region in northern New Brunswick, Canada **


1 comment

  1. Looks like I will have to have you and Cheryl help with changes around our house as well 😘 Great job 👍

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