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6.17.2014

Simple, Chic Dining Room Decor


I am finally getting around to sharing pictures and details of our dining room décor. We love this space, as it is chic, simple, and classic... very indicative of our décor aesthetic.  I am especially proud that we have managed to keep the chairs so white in a house with two toddlers and a dog.  More on that below.

The dining room isn't huge, but was a great starting point with beautiful dark hardwood floors, crown molding and a bay window.  To maximize seating space we decided to go with a round table.

The inspiration came from this chic, simple dining room:





 
Round, 6-person table purchased from Amazon.
 
White Henriksdal chairs from Ikea.  My secret to keeping these dining chairs white is all thanks to Ikea... the slipcovers easily come off and are washing machine safe! Whenever there is a spill that can't be quickly cleaned off (and trust me, there have been many), we just pull it off and toss it in the washer immediately.  They have lasted for a few years without replacement.  See, you can have fabulous white furniture, even with kids and pets!
 
Gray Roman shades from JC Penney.  They have lots of sizing options, which enabled us to get these pretties for a fraction of the cost of custom creating them for our windows.
 
One of my favorite features of the room is the pendant lamp... especially since it cost us about $65!  I had trouble finding these for less than $200, but thanks to this pretty Eden pendant floor lamp from CB2, converted to a ceiling pendant with this easy conversion kit from West Elm, we had the same chic effect for much less dough.  *Note* it appears the project would now cost $85 (the lamp and conversion kit went up $10 each since we purchased them).



The ikat painting I did myself, but totally copied/knocked-off this one I saw on Pinterest from the fabulous Bigger Than the Three of Us:


 
The vases and accessories are pieces we have had from Crate & Barrel for a while.



This hutch has seen many different lives, and was originally given to us for free by a friend trying to get rid of it.  I wish I had photos from every stage, but to describe it, it started as a birch veneer, and we have repainted it several times over the last 9 years to match our current décor (I like to make things work without having to spend a lot to revamp my décor). It was cream/gold, navy blue, black, and now a pale gray.  The handles and knobs are from Home Depot, and the color was one I had custom matched.  Details here in case you would like to recreate it:

 
Please pin and share if this has inspired you!

2 comments :

Papi Cruz said...

You are one amazing person.

ramonaruby said...

Thanks, Daddy :). I have to give you credit for helping Nik convert the lamp!