Dining Room Makeover
Over the last six months I have been wanting to give my dining room a fresh look, so with Spring time approaching I knew it would be the perfect time to take on the challenge. The goal: swap a few “darker” pieces for “lighter” tones, while keeping the room traditional and elegant. Here is a before of the room for reference. The two key pieces I chose to focus on were 1. the side board (buffet table) and 2. the dining chairs.
My buffet is used on a daily basis to display flowers and decorative accents, and when I entertain, it is a place where I display drinks and desserts, so size was as important as looks. Finding a piece that fit the space in both these respects was no easy task, so when I found the Audrey French Country White Wood Silver Accent Media Cabinet on KathyKuoHome.com, I instantly fell in love. The color is exactly what I wanted to “brighten” the space, while the details of the handles are so elegant. Then I just LOVE the size (primarily the width – which is 82″ wide!!) giving me so much space to decorate and display hordeurves! See a closer look at the piece styled in my dining room below!!
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Elegant Dining Chairs
Next on my list were the dining chairs. I knew I wanted a lighter color while keeping with the grey family, and of course something elegant, so I fell head over heels for the regal look of the Porto Dining Chairs from Frontgate. Crafted of solid hardwood with a wood border frame and upholstered in performance fabric that resists stains and repels water and oils, they are beautiful and functional for a big family like ours!! I also love that they are comfortable but still narrow (22-1/2″) so I can place 4 on each side of our dining table without bumping elbows. Oh and best of all, they arrive assembled!!
I chose my chairs in the Performance Linen Taupe/Ecru color, but there are three different styles to choose from. Shop Frontgate.com to see more gorgeous dining rooms options!!
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