If you saw my instagram yesterday then you already know I've been tweaking my dining room. And it probably already goes without saying that I've really been embracing a traditional aesthetic lately. I'm not sure if it's just my style maturing along with myself or if our new house is really begging me to embrace it's traditional colonial bones. Either way, I'm loving it.
One thing that I'm having a really really really hard time with in general is meshing the family pieces that we have been so fortunate to accumulate with a style more in tune with our personalities. We're in our young thirties with two small children and I want our home to reflect that. Not that I don't appreciate the way both my mother and mother in law have decorated their homes, and other style savvy members of my family, but I want our home to have a bit more of a fresh feel from recreating their exact look. Especially when many of the pieces in our home once lived in their homes.
You know what's not a big help? Pinterest. Or maybe I'm just having a hard time navigating exactly what I'm hoping to find. It seems that everyone these days is throwing the traditional dining room out the window. I'm so completely down for that. Except I live in an old house. Without an open eat-in kitchen. And I own really nice dining room specific pieces that I like and don't want to paint or re-purpose as a media cabinet. And I want a good looking, well styled, family friendly dining room! That's right, call me crazy but I want a dining room!
So the hard part for me is finding accessories and modern ways to style the more traditional pieces that I have and love. Are you drawn to traditional style? Do you find working with the budget and things you have can really put a cramp in finishing a space? That's probably my biggest challenge!
Lamps || Pink Scales Picture frame || Blue and white candle votive || Similar Starburst Mirror (I got mine at home depot in the store but can't find it online) || Blue and White Bowl || Talon Candlesticks || Striped Taper Candles || Pillow Covers || Sconces || Art || Buffet and Cane Chairs are antique pieces but you can find similar items all over craigslist and local antique stores
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