The dining room has come a long way for sure. When we bought the house it was sporting the same old orange-y hardwoods as the living room. Although they were in better shape than the rest of the house, and we were hoping to maybe be able to refinish them, in the end we needed to go ahead and lay new woods floors over everything.
The new floors made a world of difference, as did new chairs and new curtains. Adding the plate wall was my step towards abolishing indecision and I'm still loving them so I guess it was a good choice. Will they stay there forever? Only time will tell...
The chandelier stopped working just months after moving in, hence the floor lamp by the window. We replaced the chandelier with the Eden pendent lamp and now things are feeling much more "us." I'm sad my updated photo can't include my white azaleas but I'm looking forward to enjoying them again next Spring. Some basil from my parent's garden will have to due.
The door on the left is a coat closet and beyond it is the kitchen.
I'm debating whether or not we should thrown down a rug under the table. Dan says why cover up the new floors we love so much and I see his point. I just want to protect them and we've already had two overnight spills to wake up to (thanks to a vase of flowers and two curious cats). I'm definitely thinking something neutral and light like a jute or hemp. We'll see where we end up on that one. We still plan to do crown molding in here and have already started in the living room (the two rooms are open to one another). Hopefully by Christmas that will all be finished. I say that sarcastically but in reality, that may just be a realistic deadline.