Here is an update on our dining room! It isn’t done yet – but we just got a new table, chairs, and lighting fixture. It’s getting there!
I should call it a dining area and not a dining room. It isn’t its own room. Our townhouse has an open layout so the dining area, living area, and kitchen are all one big space. Gwen’s play area is a little nook in a corner. The open concept works well for us. I love having a dining area out in the open instead of a dining room that would never get used.
Can we pause for a moment to talk about how expensive moving and furnishing a home is? We prioritized projects and have been slowly buying new furniture and completing projects. When Charles’s family confirmed that they will be visiting for Christmas, we knew that it was time to order a larger dining table. The table from our last home only sat 6 people and it was too small for our new space.
I started to search for a new table that could seat 8 people and we are obsessed with our new dining table. We had originally picked out a far more expensive table, but we changed our minds when we found this stunning and surprisingly affordable live edge table.
The table is a find from World Market. It is made of solid wood, which means that it is heavy – we brought in helpers from Dolly to help us assemble and move it. We purchased the 90 inch size but it is also available in a smaller 72 inch size. The table is available as a side table, coffee table, accent table, and bench. There is even a headboard! None of this is sponsored, I just can’t believe how well priced these items are and want to pass the info along. Our 90 inch table was $899, while the 72 inch table is $749. For reference, we purchased a live edge coffee table about 6 years ago and spent well over $1000. The Live Edge Sansur Collection at World Market is an incredible deal and since we have owned World Market furniture for years and it has held up well, we are confident in the quality. (This console table is another fantastic World Market buy).
My favorite thing about the table are the three metal inlays in the center of the table. They give it an elevated polished look.
The chairs are from Serena & Lilly and they match the counter stools in our kitchen. We have used navy throughout the living room, dining room, and kitchen to help tie the spaces together.
Lastly, the chandelier is from Pottery Barn. It coordinates it the new lighting fixture above our kitchen island and gives off a lot of light.
As you can see, the space needs artwork. Hopefully we can settle on something before the holidays! For us, artwork is always the hardest decision… probably because we have different taste and only one of use has an art history degree 😉