Dining Room Designed with Room & Board
A few years ago we bought a piece of property not too far from our current house with a dream to build. And after some very long delays, we are all moved in, slowly unpacking and decorating as we go. The dining room became my priority. It is attached to the kitchen and I always saw it as the gathering place. Whether that was during the week while I am cooking dinner, or when we have friends over.
I worked with my friends at Room & Board, for their emphasis on quality and modern design, to help put all of my ideas together for how I saw this room flow. First up the dining table. The flow of furniture throughout the kitchen and dining room would always be tied back to Walnut wood. We went with walnut for it's beautiful high quality dark finish. I also knew that I wanted a marble or quartz top for a few reasons. One being, I have two kids, and I didn’t want a beautiful wood table that I would constantly feel nervous about caring for. With the marble quartz composite top I can simply wipe it down after each meal knowing that it requires little to no maintenance. Who doesn’t love a little peace of mind! Second, this table is now used as my work surface for a good majority of my photos. Which if you are in the photography, styling, blogging world you will understand how great that is to have such a large surface to work with.
Walnut base made in Vermont
Marbled white quartz composite top made in Minnesota
We love our Walnut chairs (also made in Vermont!) as they are so comfortable and make the space look great. I’ve known for sometime that I always wanted to have a bench at the dining table, and I am so happy we went with this style. It works great at our table, and frequently gets moved around for additional seating in the family room when guests are over. Next on my list, so we can have a bench for the dining room and living room is this style. It is absolutely beautiful.
I’ve known for some time that I always wanted to have a bench at the dining table, and I am so happy we went with this style. It works great at our table, and frequently gets moved around for additional seating in the family room when guests are over. Next on my list, so we can have a bench for the dining room and living room is this style. It’s absolutely beautiful.
Another favorite element in our dining room are these shelves. As a cookbook collector, I wanted to have the books displayed nicely but also close to the kitchen. We are talking about adding additional cubes to keep making this unit taller. These solid wood stacking cubes are made in Pennsylvania. Gotta love it!
These bar stools are one of my favorites elements in the kitchen. They are comfortable and look sleek. More kitchen photos revealed next month!
As we slowly start styling the remainder of the house, these are a few favorite items that have my eye.
Living Room + Family Room
Thank you Room & Board for your partnership. I always love working with companies that have an emphasis on making their products in the U.S. – this was one of the main draws in working with Room & Board for us: more than 90 percent of their products are manufactured in the U.S! They work with family-owned companies (which is very important to me) around the country which allows Room & Board to bring you the best craftsmanship and fastest delivery with the least environmental impact. I cannot say enough great things about them and their products.