Open Concept Living Room & Dining Room Design — Yes, we’re revisiting a room that we designed only a year ago! In our defense, we’ve been home A LOT this year. Haha!
Sometimes the second time is the charm, my friends! As it turns out, you might like a specific design style But that doesn’t always mean you want to live with it every day.
The more we’ve been home thanks to 2020, the more I’ve been contemplating this design switch. And boy, is it quite the 180, haha!
We’ve gone from this very colorful old living room to a more muted color scheme and classic design.
This time around we were dead set on selecting pieces of furniture that were durable, well-made, and timeless.
The Timber sofa from Article was our first choice and I’m SO happy with that decision. The color is beautiful, its extremely comfortable, and it holds up well with kids in the house.
It goes perfectly with a pair of Forma chairs that are white enough to be neutral but have a great woven texture to hide any spots that might happen.
When we ordered everything from Article, (they offer free shipping over $999) we chose the Trosmo black side table to tie in some of the matte black elements in our other decor and the rug color combination.
They’ve since come out with a marble and gold version that I am SO in love with! So you should get it since I missed the boat, haha!
Our New Dining Room
When it came to the dining room, we ended up replacing our previous dining table because it had a glass top which didn’t suit our house full of kids well. Even though I loved it and it was super easy to extend, too.
The new square dining table is also a better size for the space to leave more walking room around the Carmel sideboard from High Fashion Home.
If you following along on Instagram, then you know the debate over our dining chairs was very real.
I ended up going with a mid century, light oak chair that suits the style of our home but is still very welcoming and comfortable.
The other debate for this room was what to do with our artwork…
Since we have extemely tall ceilings in the entrance, I had to create artwork that felt like it was on the same scale.
I ended up buying four canvases on sale at Michaels and adding wood trim to the sides and painting the abstract art myself.
It was defintiely a time investment, but I love the large startement and subtle color scheme. I also painted this pastel circle art below and paired it with a photo from New Orleans since that was Jared and I’s first trip together.
Everything else was as simple as combining textures from pillows, plants, and other knick knacks from around the house to make it feel like home.
And in case you’re just catching up on some our our renovations, you can find more of our home tour below! —
- Our DIY modern wet bar makeover
- The kids playroom with easy faux built-in storage
- Lakeside modern living room
- Master bedroom design
- Little girl room ideas from Gwens toddler girls bedroom makeover
- DIY Ikea tv stand hack from our master bedroom
All Room Sources
It’s definitely a big change from the first version. But it suits us so much better, and I’m really happy we went for it!
Just to make it a little easier for you, I also put all of the room sources below for easy referencing too.
- Timber Charme Tan Sofa from Article
- Forma Chair in Milkyway Ivory from Article
- Tromso Side Table in Black and Gold from Article
- Carrington Mid Century Dining Chairs
- White square Jake Dining Table from All Modern
- Similar round marble coffee table — Ours is old from West Elm.
- Shaped Concrete Lamps from At Home
- Four DIY Large Abstract Canvas Art — I hand painted them myself and nail gunned 1″ x 2″ premium pine wood cuts to frame them.
- Pinky Swear Finger Artwork from Etsy — I edited the colors myself to make it custom before printing and framing.
- 9″x12″ Jocelyn Rug in Rose by Loloi
- Grey Erin Lamp by Mitzi
- Mango Wood Side Table from At Home
- Carmel sideboard from High Fashion Home
- Large round gold mirror West Elm (above bench)
- Rattan bench from World Market
- Hinsdale Gold Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting
- Round Oversized Ceramic Vase in White from West Elm
- Large faux fiddle fig tree
- Flooring – Stuga Studio Oak Alpine in Elderflower
- Wall paint – HGTV Sherwin Williams High Reflective White
- Construction – Genesis CP