Cute & Co. was pinned by Ballard Designs, my favorite catalog… pretty cool!
I have been looking for some cute Holiday decor for my dining room table since finishing decorating for Christmas. I was browsing Target and found so many cute things in a matter of 5 minutes. I put them in my cart and checked out before I had time to question everything and end up buying nothing (as it happens frequently when surrounded by too much cuteness). I’m pretty much in love with these little winter scene globes. So cute.
1. Gilded Ice Woodgrain mini runner $14.99 | 2. Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holders (similar) | 3. Class Coche with House I $15.99 | 4. Class Coche with House II $15.99 | 5. Candlesticks (similar) | 6. Cardboard Trees from Target
I finally got around to snapping a few photos of our dining room! I decided to keep our Ikea dining table because I couldn’t find a table I liked for the price I wanted to pay. I think it actually looks nice, brings a little warmth to the space and goes so well with the neutral wall color. I love love love the console/buffet from Kirkland’s. The color is darker than I thought, but it works well in our house since a lot of our colors are muted and greyed. Now onto Amelia’s room! I’m thinking about moving her to the full-size big-girl bed we have and moving her room to the back of the house (away from my husband’s garage recording studio).
Welllll I think I’ve decided on most of my main selections for the dining room! Here is a quick collage of what I’ve chosen. As soon as it’s all in and lookin’ pretty I will be taking some photos to share!
A few weeks back I shared some photos of my current dining room and stated I was ready for some changes. I’ve collected a few images that caught my attention as inspiration for the space. When I look for inspiration images, I pull them because I see something I like, it doesn’t have to be the entire photo, or everything in the photo, just something that sticks out. It could be the colors, textures, a light fixture or just the “feel” of the room. I found all these images via Pinterest.
I really really really wanna redo my dining “area.” I say area because it’s not exactly a room, it’s a space off the kitchen that you have to pass through to get to our old porch / new room as well as our bedroom. Ah the pros and cons of the open floor plan. My current furniture was purchased from Ikea as an upgrade from my garage sale pedestal table and K-mart dining chairs from my first apartment (thanks mom). Although it is functional, I’m ready to invest in chairs and possibly a table that I know I’ll love and keep for a long time. The chandelier was free, my old boss let me take it from a job where the client got a new one and was just going to throw that perfectly good one away. It looks a lot like the Claire Chandelier from Ballard and I used to love it…now I’m ready for a change. I recently purchased the aqua console from Kirkland’s, who knew Kirkland’s had such cute pieces here and there? So that will most likely be staying unless I re purpose it somewhere else in the house. I used to have a rug in this room, which was nice because honestly, it made my pug’s spiny little hairs less noticeable. However I have a rug in the adjacent living room and in the new room, so I may leave this transition space bare. The ottomans I picked up at Homegoods and I have like 8 different places that I keep them, sometimes at the end of our bed, sometimes pulled up next to our coffee table, sometimes as an entry way bench, etc.
Here are some current/before photos taken with my iPhone since #1 it was fast and easy #2 it will make the finished photos seem awesomer.