dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

as i mentioned last week, i’ve been really missing having a dining room. i have a kind of makeshift one in the living area, and i have an outdoor dining area which is used a lot living at the beach, but i’ve been toying with the idea of turning the office/guest room into a real live usable dining room. i was deep into it this weekend, searching the internet for looks i love and furniture pieces that might work. i think a round table would work best in the very square room so i was on the hunt for the perfect table and plan on using a mix of my vintage dining chairs around it. i think i’ll need a round woven jute rug of some kind, too and then a very large paper pendant for over the middle of the table. it’s such a pretty little room with lots of windows and french doors to the patio and i really just don’t use it enough as a guest room, and who am i kidding with a desk? i’m a laptop on the sofa girl the majority of the time. the ‘desk’ just ends up a catch-all for paperwork and books. so i think a credenza or a rustic bench of some type would be nice under the large window — to display my vintage serving ware, a few collectibles, some plants or foraged branches — and maybe a mirror with a wee bar tray. anyway, here are some of the methods to my madness. i’m looking to create an eclectic vintage-modern mix, pretty minimal and very monochromatic with lots of white and wood. so as always, i’m inspired by some of leanne ford’s projects (we share a love of white and the quirky aesthetic!). i’ll keep you posted as to what i end up doing, but in the meantime, consider this a kind of mood board for inspiring looks i like but don’t take it all too literally — there are always tweaks. that’s the fun part — making it your own.

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: restoration hardware AERO WOOD ROUND DINING TABLE in black oak and cast iron; Pair of Vintage MCM Fiberglass Shell Dining Chairs by Burke from chairish; brown eames chairs; Mid Century Tulip Base Dining Table from chairish; foraged seed pod by @mrjasongrant; my own vintage seagull chairs from elsie green; restoration hardware KASAR ROUND DINING TABLE in weathered black pine; my own bayou breeze side chair from wayfair; OVERSIZED RICE PAPER SAUCER SHADE from homeplace; restoration hardware AERO WOOD ROUND DINING TABLE in ash oak and antiqued brass; vintage bamboo chair via hotel henriette; crate and barrel Aniston White Round Extension Dining Table; world market Jute Rope Electrical Cord Swag Kit; my own Antique Brass & Paper Accordion Lantern from chairish; accordion lantern by @lilyoscarinterior; LINEN ROUND PENDANT lamp from imprint house.

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, from l to r: coffee set up via avenue design studio; Akari Pendant light from satulight; my own vintage thonet armchair; restoration hardware AERO WOOD ROUND DINING TABLE in ash oak and antiqued brass; armadillo petunia round rug; my own vintage Modern Rattan Lamp from chairish; rustic wood credenza from light and dwell; dining display table by lynda gardener; dried Birds of paradise by @mrjasongrant; serena & lily round Jamesport Rug; vintage willy guhl planters by @cyndiaharvey; vintage farm bench from elsie green; rustic table with candlelight by irene berni; Caleb Round Dining Table Desert Gray from cottage furnishings.

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

dining room makeover mood board / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

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