You guys are going to have to dig way back into your memories to have any clue what I’m writing about today. Remember oh… three months ago when we posted about our dining chair roundup? Well, we finally came to a decision and took the plunge. We went with West Elm’s Scoop-back Chair. She’s sleek, slender, and the contrast between the chairs themselves and our dark rustic table is perfection. They’re super easy to clean, which is one of our top requests with Zoey and future bambinos running amok, and surprising comfortable. We saw similar designs at Target and Ikea at half the price but feared that their light weight design just might not make it to Zoey’s second birthday. So, we opted to pay a little more up front for West Elm’s version that are super sturdy, but at 80 bucks a pop they’re still really affordable compared to most. So without further ado, our new dining chairs 🙂
With several months without any chairs at all, we’re just now realizing how empty the room felt prior. And meals are an entirely new level of excitement. You mean, we don’t have to sit on the couch and cradle out plate in our laps? Sweeet.
The most thrilling part of this entire process for me wasn’t even the actual purchase. If I haven’t mentioned before, we live in the Cincinnati area, which sadly had to say farewell to our West Elm a few years back. Thankfully though, I wasn’t quite as obsessed as I am now so the goodbyes weren’t anything too terrible. Point of this ramble? We got to take a little road trip to the nearest store in Columbus where the hubs witnessed my Very First store experience post obsession. I imagine myself to be incredibly embarrassing, which explains the point at which he stopped following me and just watched from a distance. I made a pact with myself that we were shopping strictly to pick up our new chairs and since we left with just one of these adorable ceramic owls in hand, I’d say it was a success.
Anyway, back to the dining room. These pretty purple flowers are draped across our entire house. Part of my Mother’s Day gift from Z and the hubs. Fresh flowers are key to my happiness around here. They really just brighten up any space. I’m a huge believer that if you feel as if your space is “missing” something, try some fresh flowers, window treatments, and lighting.
Speaking of window treatments, it’s even more evident how lacking the dining space is now. We’re thinking a medium to dark gray would help ground the space and make it feel just a tad more intimate.
Overall, we feel that the space has come a long way. We would still love to add a nice runner (I’m thinking “DIYing” something burlap), window treatments, and possibly a new chandelier. Other than that we may just be calling it a day… yea, who am I kidding.