The dining room at our old home was literally my favorite room in the old house simply because of the space it offered, the light, bright and casual yet comfortable feel it offered and mostly because the table was hand crafted by my dad. When looking for new homes (and food for thought when building custom) I knew we had to be smart about a space that would accommodate a 10 foot table... yet again, comfortably. This home does just that with about 2 feet of space on either side of the head chairs and plenty on the sides. It was a dream come true seeing it planted in the new space and dare I say, I love it even more!

As you can see, the space opens straight into the family room so the style of both rooms meshes beautifully and we kept things clean and bright with swapping out our old rug with this new one (in white) from Rugs USA. I kept the collage of plates which were passed down from my mom, also collecting a few from my grandma and great grandma so it's special with those little details. We've already hosted a few dinner parties and this space is perfection for our guests to gather around and enjoy.

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