i’ll start with the big ticket items, and go so far as to assume that this unknown house of ours will afford the space to accommodate a dining room!
this one is a bit formal for me, but i love the dark floors and pale gray walls. other than that, i think this picture is here merely because i fell for the good lighting! ;) (found here) yes… who wouldn’t want a saaranin tulip table in their breakfast nook? it is my next dream craigslist find. (found here)
really, i could write an entire post on paul thonet bent wood chairs! they are still remarkably available & affordable via ebay & cgslst. and as for the glossy coat of red-orange paint?…yeah, i kinda like it, but we’ll see.
as for other seating options? i am not too hung up on being matchy-matchy so i’d also be pleased to mix it up a bit. perhaps an upholstered (and highly scotch guarded!) couch or bench on one side?
ok, so now over the table…there are a few fixtures that have caught my eye over the years, this being one… a vintage sputnik chandelier! (via ebay)
whatever transpires, i find it important that there be a certain balance of decor, be it vintage, mid-century modern or traditional. if i find the final emsamble a little too bent toward one way or the other or just too visually heavy, i’d rather pair it a with light drum shade as seen in the pervious pictures ...or perhaps with a fixture like this from restoration hardware:
or maybe even a pair of airy pendants like these from niche.
lastly, for the walls… i know it’s been quite overdone…but i still like a collection of plates. matched or mismatched, ordered or randomly scattered. everyone has a few sentimental plates right?
to close up this post here are a couple of my current picks for dinning room artwork & accessories! at the moment i’m really feeling into typography….
lastly, a sweet table top shot to wrap it up… maybe because i’ve discovered a recent fascination with manzaneta branches or perhaps just for the heck of it!
thanks for another chance to humor me & my home décor musings!
ps, another side note: in all these homey posts i must admit that it is hard to wrap my brain around the thought of again having a space to call our very own again… be it dining room or kitchen, bed room or front porch… it feels far away & nebulously clouded in somedayness. yes, i know we have been so very blessed to be holed up with loved ones as we bide our market timimg dance. and i can hear hubby’s voice in my ear. all our planning & spreadsheet making will ultimately come to fruition in, above all, the lords perfect timing. the sunshine is finally returning to the northwest and a beautiful summer is just beyond these increasingly pleasant spring days. after summer, the fall will march in and with it our thrice revived housing hopes are hopefully nestled in amongst September & October. we have now past year 2 of our 2 & 1/2 year plan! for now, i just have to keep my head down for just a few months longer… and be content with internet stalking real estate listings like this one here.