• Jennifer Laura

Updates in the Dining Room

This week I decided to make some changes in our dining room. I started here...

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And from here I changed out the curtains and put back the old ones (wrinkled from being in a bag in the attic), removed the lamps off of the buffet, swapped out the rug, and then tossed on a white bed sheet as a tablecloth.

papiers de paris wallpaper swan lake, grandmillenial dining room

Even though everything was wrinkled I knew I was on the right track here. So I kept going. A lot of you suggested the seat cushions were now jarring the space. I love the cobalt, but was curious to see how it would look with a more tone-on-tone look. I do have leftover curtain fabric I could do some reupholstering with. So I did a little photoshopping...

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And then I put it to a vote in stories.

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It was pretty close, but the light blue option did win at 63%. But then the plot thickens- a few of you suggested a patterned fabric or different shades of blue- like navy or a darker muted blue. a few people even thought I should swap out the chairs entirely. So that got me thinking... I ended up pulling the wood chairs out and pulled in a few other chair options from around the house. I don't have enough of any of these chairs and the gold ones aren't even sturdy enough to hold real humans, but it was just to get an idea.

papiers de paris wallpaper swan lake, grandmillenial dining room

papiers de paris wallpaper swan lake, grandmillenial dining room

It really was a stunning difference. The lighter chairs allow the credenza to really stand out while right now it's kind of blending into the wooden chairs. I decided to go ahead and style out the space with the current chairs too just to make sure I wasn't going crazy.

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I'm definitely leaning towards the lighter chair option, so it looks like I'll be adding some new dining chairs to my thrift list! But for now I still love it so much more than I did with the pink accents. Sure, I was trying to be daring and different, but sometimes it's ok to embrace basic too.


What do you think and which chairs do you prefer?


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ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Jennifer Laura- you can call me Jenn. My husband and I just bought a house in our dream neighborhood and we are so excited to be here! The house, while already beautiful, NEEDS A LOT OF LOVE and STYLE. Join me, a past interior designer and wedding planner, as I work to make over each room and share the process along the way.