September 23, 2011

Dining Room Tour

My house tour is moving back downstairs today with a look at our dining room.  Since it’s easy to ignore a dining room, we make an effort to eat in here whenever we can so we can take advantage of the room.  Plus, dinners just seem nicer when you eat them at a dining room table rather than on the couch!

Here’s a look at our dining room.  You might remember that recently I changed up the orientation of our dining room table.  I like the new orientation for now, but I think I will move the table back around the other way once it gets closer to the holidays.

dining-room

We have two still-life paintings in the dining room, both of which were painted by my very talented Dad.  I think the paintings are cheery and I love the color they add to the room.  I chose to leave them unframed, with a gallery wrap instead.

dining-room-table

I still have my summer centerpiece on the table, which is simply a collection of white candles on a marble tray.

dining-room-centerpiece

On the back wall, we have a tray table that is convenient to place food and drinks on during big dinners, but is used to display family photos the rest of the time.

dining-room-tray-table

dining-room-cabinet

I think dining rooms are a great place to display family photos, so we have some of our wedding pictures on another wall as well.

photo-frame

I really enjoy our dining room and love hosting family gatherings in it.  Someday, I’d like to update the lighting fixture (it was there when we bought the house) and maybe add some board and batten walls, but in the meanwhile I love the dining room just the way it is.


I’m linking this post up to the dining rooms party at Involving Color.


P.S. The 3M giveaway is still going on, make sure you enter!

2 comments:

Patty White said...

I love the Artwork!! Great job.

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Jenny, the paintings are beautiful! They are the first thing that caught my eye and I love all of the color they bring. Your summer centerpiece is so pretty as well. Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!