Here is what the room looks like now. It's not terrible, just kind of bland. If you remember in our last house, we had curtains, a glass bell chandelier and shelves on the wall that displayed dish ware (gosh I loved those shelves).
|Dining Room in our old house.|
Sources: Curtains l Chandelier l Dresser l Mirror
This design is definitely influenced by spring! However, I think the design could easily last year round. This redesign would introduce white or linen curtains, two end chairs with some sort of pattern and a restoration hardware style chandelier. It maintains a lot of the same items that exist in the room (chairs, table and display case). However, I think I'd like to purchase two more glass doors for the center section (to help mitigate dust).
Sources: Chairs l Curtains l Chandelier
The third design is influenced by the design of our old dining. I really love the look of the open industrial shelves with the glasses and white dinnerware on display. I'd like to include light white airy curtains as well. Just from this poorly photoshopped image, I already like how much more open the room looks with the open shelving. The only thing that makes me nervous is whether or not this design is a little too industrial or rustic for the rest of our house. I like the West Elm capiz chandelier because I think it softens the room. I really think I'm leaning toward this design, but we'll see.
Sources: Chandelier l Curtains l Shelves