After our little detour to see the front porch concrete repair, let’s go back inside and continue the tour of our new home.
To get our bearings: when you walk through the front door, you’ll see the living room straight ahead. Immediately to the right of the front door is the doorway into the dining room.
From the opposite side:
I previously showed you several chandelier options that would keep me (somewhat) in budget, but I just couldn’t get excited about any of them. I knew that the chandelier would be an important element in the style of the house, so I ended up splurging on one that is a bit French-y, a bit rustic. Now I can’t decide which fixture is my favorite- this chandelier or the bird on a branch light in the kitchen.
The dining room is open to the kitchen with a bar area separating the two.
One detail I didn’t show you in the kitchen tour was the corbels underneath the bar overhang. I used them as inspiration for the corbels on the fireplace mantel.
As much as possible, I have been trying to use the furniture and decor we had from our previous house. I did fail in that area a wee bit last week when I found this sweet vase at Tuesday Morning. The soft blue, purple, and green with a touch of rusty crustiness was irresistible.
Okay, let’s look at the window. Although we don’t have privacy issues here, I do like the look of plantation shutters, so those are on my wish list for the dining room. I also plan to add fabric panels to each side of the window for more color and coziness.
One reason I just had to have that vase was that it has all the colors I use throughout the house. I would love to find a fabric for this window that incorporates the colors and the vibe of the vase: soft, a bit shabby, but not tooooo sweet. I don’t really want a floral fabric, but would be okay with one if it doesn’t look frumpy. Does that make sense? Any recommendations?
Click these pictures to take you through more of our home: