First things first… if you haven’t had a chance to see the first part of the Thompson home tour, check out last weeks post — the hallway gallery wall here.
For today… I have a room that already had good bones to work with, it just needed a little freshening up.
I immediately noticed that the Thompson’s had a beautiful wooden dining room table & matching buffet. They also had these awesome white french doors leading out to the back porch. This kind of room required zero furniture… just decor.
I have been loving dining rooms lately. It is a room that you can tweak ever so slightly and it brings a whole new look to the room. I do it all the time with my own dining room.
- place settings & chargers
- a light & bright table runner
- and a floral center piece
and for the buffet:
- more greenery
- different textures
So lets start with the table top….
My goal was to keep it all neutral colors, except the napkins I wanted a pop that tied in with the maroon wall. So I found this subtle light green & cream striped table runner & added recycled glass vases in the middle. I added dried flowers with some color, but soft natural colors. For each place setting I was able to layer it up. I bought circular twine place settings, added PLASTIC plates & bowls divided by a floral cloth napkin. I emphasize plastic because this mama has three littles – 9, 7, & 4… and I want you to see that you can use items that work with young families. I originally wanted chargers… but when I found the plates and bowls, I couldn’t pass it up.
My incredibly talented sister-in-law did it again with this gorgeous sign. We wanted to surprise Missy with something that popped, but remained simple… we wanted a phrase, but not something too farm(y) … I found this phrase… Sarah did the rest.. and BAM we have a sign that looks like it was ripped from an old grocery store. I absolutely love it. I want one. Ha!
Next, we move over to the buffet. I wanted to make a framed saying that Missy could relate to. I think the “Enjoy the little things” art piece is definitely relatable & a perfect focal point for the buffet. I actually found the dried apples/oranges at TJ Maxx (3 days before I want to decorate) I told Missy that when I have impulsive buys like this one — it comes out of my pocket. I just couldn’t pass it up… it tied into the maroon accent wall really well but still appeals to me as a natural look due to it being fruit. I added some height to the plant with a few old books. The small caddy rack has another, smaller, recycled glass container; a photo of Landon & Ella (poor Brayden will make it family photos soon) & some floral. I also found cool T that just adds some character. On the bottom shelf, I placed a basket for some texture.
So… what do you think? Please comment below. Anything you would add, change, or absolutely love? I love to hear from you! <3