This was my dining room featured on Style at Home magazine a few years back. I am still in love with the dynamite wallpaper and what a "wow" statement it made, especially for night-time entertaining.
However, one short coming in my dining room is the lack of storage. OK correction, there is NO storage in this dining room and for a home decor addict, it means piles of beautiful "stuff" EVERYWHERE. You haven't seen my dining room for a while because it has slowly turned into hmmmm ... a storage locker?
To rectify this situation (I honestly can't look at this sight much longer), I have decided to incorporate as much storage in this small dining room as possible while keeping the space feeling light and airy. I have looked in stores and online for off-the-shelf solutions that fit my must-haves:
- dimension: max out storage but not intrusive or bulky
- material: intricate mix of woods and marble
- function: serve as sideboard for entertaining and desk for home office
- style: sleek, contemporary and can stand the test of time
Based in Brooklyn NY, Nick and Rachel, along with their talented team, create their sensational non-repeating large scale murals that:
"blend the beauty, play and abstractions of art with the functional utility of design, thereby creating a product that inspires and invigorates the backdrops of our lives." ~ calico wallpaper
images courtesy of Calico Wallpaper
Lighting solution is key in a dining room, especially when mine is also doubling as a home office. I knew the Bocci 28 series will be my chandelier one day and today, my dream comes true with the 28.7. It will be stunning in my new dining room.
images courtesy of Bocci
Speaking about love at first sight, I fell in love with these amazing Horizon wall sconces designed by Christian + David of ANONY Studio at the Interior Design Show.
The design duo has invested a lot of time and energy in designing. sourcing, and manufacturing these showstopping fixtures locally in Toronto, and best of it all, they are an absolute bliss to work with! Here is David sharing with us why these sconces are so special:
images courtesy of ANONY
Last but not least, I need a new dining table! I know I want something classic and visually light, and immediately the Platner dining table popped in my head.
images courtesy of Design Within Reach
Slightly too large for my space and a lot more so at the budget department, I have found a hidden treasure (literally) similar in look and scores green light on both scale and the bank book from HomeSense. Finding fabulous for less ... no kidding!
A lot of work to be done in the next four weeks! Wish me luck and come back at Week 3 to check on my progress. Can you feel my excitement at #OneRoomChallenge?