Living & Dining room furniture

At the beginning of the summer Patrick and I checked off living in our new home for one year! How quickly time flies! When we moved into the house the upstairs bedrooms were quickly filled with existing furniture pieces and a few pieces that we picked up shortly after moving in. As a reminder here's a look at the bedrooms.

The downstairs left a little to be desired however. We were still rocking everything from Patrick's bachelor pad and you could tell. We had a Walmart table in the dining room and dark leather sofas in the living room. After the holidays and throughout the spring season we worked to update the two spaces (dining room and living room) to really make it our own and how we envisioned our home.

As we were making decisions on what to put into our home it was really important to us that the pieces were "live-able" (and cat-friendly). We didn't want to ever be stressed about messing up the furniture and we wanted to make sure that they could hold up to daily use. So we selected furniture pieces that were durable or not super expensive in case they would need to be replaced because we lived and enjoyed the furniture!

Without further ado enjoy our reveal! Up first is the living room and then below is the dining room! Dupree makes an appearance too so be on the lookout for him. Cats never do what you want them to!

Sofa - Dark leather sofa replaced with khaki sectional
Coffee table / ottoman - Wooden coffee table replaced with ottoman to match the sectional
Rug - Striped 4x6 neutral rug replaced with 8x10 jute rug

Table - Farmhouse style table replaced with custom pedestal base table with extension leaves
Chairs - Coordinating farmhouse chairs replaced with khaki upholstered chairs
Rug - No rug before! Added a fun navy floral print rug
Chandelier - Lights facing down with frosted glass shades replaced with candlelights facing up 
Buffet - Added a buffet

Here are a few more snapshots of the dining room furniture. We worked with Under The Table, a Wake Forest, NC based company that specialized in making custom furniture from local wood. I had a very specific idea of what I was looking for in a table. I wanted to be able to seat 8 at a square table (2 people on each side) so that when we had dinner parties couples can sit next to each other! Well Patrick convinced me that our dining room wouldn't accommodate a square table so I settled for 50"x60". The width is slightly longer than average and can easily sit two on the shorter ends. We also have two 10" extension leaves for the table so that the table can seat up to 10! We opted for a pedestal base to give it even more flair. Needless to say I am in love with the table! Under The Table also offers coordinating pieces and we chose to get a buffet as well. This room desperately needed some storage. We purchased a corner China cabinet when we moved into the house but it had limited storage space. This buffet allows us to store everything in it that a dining room should have in it.

And remember how I said custom? Below is my rendering for my ideal buffet. Good thing they made it to my measurements and not my drawing!

We are loving our new finished living spaces. The furniture pieces add style and functionality to our space. Patrick jokes that the cats use the sectional more than he does! This living and dining room redo happened at our pace and we weren't rushed throughout the process. Next up is a bit of color on the walls!


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