I am so honored to be sharing my favorite room with you all here on Savvy Southern Style. Thank you so much, Kim, for asking me! I have really enjoyed this series and I am so thrilled to be a part of it!
I would have to say my dining room is my favorite room in our home. When we moved into our town home several years ago it was one of the first rooms I started working on. We had moved from an older home (I am a HUGE fan of older homes) in another state and I had a bit of a hard time adjusting to the new construction and more modern layout that lacked warmth. To help add character to the dining room and help define it (it is part of one long large room that includes our living room) we first added some beadboard and then wallpapered above it. After that we added the oversized candlelit chandelier. Once that was done it was easy to start adding in our furniture. To start with we just used pieces from our last home. This fall I decided to attempt my first building project and built our farmhouse table. I had so much fun that I ended up making a bench to go with it. And then after that I made the oversized rustic chalkboard that you can see on the mirrored chest.
I think the thing I like about this room the most is it's versatility. The wallpaper and chandelier are a bit bold but because everything is done in neutral colors it allows me to change things up in here quite frequently and give it a different look and feel by switching out the accessories.
Here is how it looks right now all dressed up for Christmas:
And here it was just a few weeks ago dressed up for Thanksgiving:
I've also had a lot of fun decorating it for other holidays, like Easter and Valentine's as well as for birthdays. Here it is at my daughter, Lillie's, three year old birthday party last December, decorated with a simple pink vintage Cinderella theme:
I hope you all have a blessed weekend!
Sources: Table - Made By Us (See Tutorial) Bench - Made By Us (See Tutorial) End Chairs - T.J. Maxx Side Chairs with Script Fabric - T. J. Maxx Gray Side Chairs - Consignment shop Soft White Side Chairs - IKEA Runner - Made By Us (sold on Dear Lillie) Sideboard - Antique Mall (Camden, SC) Chandelier - Savvy (Williamsburg, VA) Mirror - Restoration Hardware Wallpaper - Ordered from American Blinds, but can't remember name Three-Tiered Stand - Collection at Laurel and Grove (Peterborough, NH) Wall Color - Ashley Gray by Benjamin Moore
Jennifer, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful favorite room. I know this is a super busy time for you.
Most of y'all probably already read Dear Lillie, but if not you are in for a treat so get comfy and go check out her blog and she also has a shop filled with cute things.
Have a super weekend!