One Room Challenge: Our Editor's Dining Room Reveal!
November 7, 2018
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Pop the bubbly because today is reveal day for the Fall One Room Challenge. After six weeks, a whole lot of hustle (see updates 1-5 here) and the most amazing team of sponsors, this East Coast Classic Meets West Cool Dining Room is officially open for business. Let's take a tour captured by Madison Rae, shall we?

The Wallpaper

The second I got to work planning my dream dining room space, I knew it must, must include wallpaper. This space is bright and light-filled and in the center of our home which made for the perfect blank canvas to decorate those walls. And decorate I did. The Vern Yip Collection wallpaper from Trend Fabrics proved the perfect match. That gorgeous ikat pattern is 30002W in color: Medium Blue 03 and it completely transformed the look and feel of the space. (If you need a reminder, here is the before) And I just love how that perfect shade of blue makes the accent pieces pop.

The Head Chairs

I love a good statement chair and these Kouboo Rattan Chippendale Arm Chairs from Hayneedle totally fit the bill. They are so gorgeous in person and nice and wide which makes them extra cozy. Plus, the open fretwork back feels airy and helps to keep the space from looking too crowded.
I added my own little spin by reupholstering the seats in the prettiest pale blue fabric, Concord Sky from Fabricut. And for a chic cushion option, I topped with Les Touches Blue pillows from Arianna Belle.  That pattern gets me every time. Soooo good.

The Rug

I really wanted to cozy up our white painted wood floors and this large Couristan herringbone rug from Hayneedle is the perfect fit. It's almost wall to wall and insanely soft underfoot but allows a little pop of white to show through. Plus the design is subtle but still checks that interesting box for this pattern lover.

The Pottery

I have sang my praises for the beauty of Jill Rosenwald's pottery time and again, and in person? I swear it's even more gorgeous. This West Palm Large Bowl in pinkie swear has a permanent seat on our dining room table. Flowers, fruit, Thanksgiving feast... it will house them all and look good doing it.

The Lighting

After waffling between a pink or blue lantern from Hudson Valley Lighting , I finally landed on the Washington. It's a handblown glass chandelier with aged brass details and is a total show stopper. It feels both classic and modern (my twins like to pretend it's a UFO about to land on the dining table) and beautifully complements the aged brass Garden City Sconces, also from Hudson Valley Lighting, that we have highlighting our floating shelves. The lighting game is strong in this little cottage.

The Textiles

After poring over Spoonflower fabrics, I came across this Orchid Indigo | Michelle Mathis by michellemathis that I just knew needed to find a home in my dining room. Roostery came to the rescue, crafting a set of Amarela Dinner Napkins.
Also from Roostery, the Faded French Stripe - Blue by kristopherk 84” Plymouth Curtain Panels. That classic stripe is right at home with our New England cottage and complements the more boho ikat pattern of the wallpaper.
When it came time to choose window coverings, I turned to woven woods. The Fiji Bleached White shades from the Select Blinds are super functional but also really good looking. I opted for a privacy liner and cordless controls and love, love the result.

The Art

Rather than going for a gallery wall of art, I decided a large and in charge art piece was in order. Minted totally delivered with this 40" x 54" print of Below the Sea by Melissa Marquardt in the prettiest herringbone frame.
I also paired  smaller artwork on the shelving including Island Yogi by Amanda Phelps and Following the Pack by Jennifer Daily and kept with the same herringbone frame to unify everything.
The 19th Century English Schoolhouse side chairs were a happy accident. After spotting them on craigslist, I fell hard for their antique charm and pretty silhouette but knew they needed a good sanding and painting. With a little elbow grease and the addition of Lana Sheepskin seat pads from Article, they're now one of my favorite pieces. They mix that sturdiness and charm of an antique piece with a modern, playful twist.

The Table

The Tavola Dining Table in Driftwood Gray from Article was the very first piece that I picked out. I loved it from the moment I spotted it. Topped with naturally water-resistant teak and no chemical sealants, it has this beautiful gray finish and is crazy sturdy. As in I stood on it to clean the chandelier and the table was good to go. Dance party headquarters?

The Storage

Because our dining room is on the smaller side, I decided to forgo a large credenza and instead landed on two HomeFare White 3 Drawer Chests with the prettiest ever lucite pulls from Hayneedle. The drawers are perfect for stowing kids' art supplies, table linens and an over abundance of candles/ entertaining supplies. I topped with his/ her bar trays using an earthenware tray from Target. Whiskey for him and allll the rosé for me.
And to make use of every last corner, I also snagged four floating shelves from IKEA to display favorite dishes, cook books and a sprinkling of art.
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And there you have it! Thank you so much for following along on this design adventure and if you have any other questions on sources, process, ask away! A huge, big, fat, virtual hug and a million thank yous to all of my fab sponsors...

Arianna Belle | Article | Fabricut | Hayneedle | Hudson Valley Lighting | Jill Rosenwald | Select BlindsSpoonflower + Roostery

Now whatever you do, it should 100% involve checking out the room reveals of the other One Room Challenge Participants. Have a look...