A Dining Room Story

‘Twas the day before Thanksgiving

and at the Carson place 

was a busy Brittany panicking

because she had an empty dining space.

She had family arriving for dinner the next day

but she grew calmer knowing she could

make her dining room great.

So off to At Home, World Market, and Hobby Lobby she went

with a vision in mind and money to be spent.

She returned home with decor, furniture, and textiles galore, 

one would have thought that she bought up the store.

(She didn’t though cause she had set a clear budget 

and no matter how cute the item she would not go above it!)

She styled up her room with the help of her hubby.

At a quarter to midnight, she finished.  Isn’t it lovely?

Wait! To truly appreciate this room’s transformation, I think it is important for me to share what the room looked like when we first purchased our new home. 


It was a peachy brown dungeon. First item on the agenda, change the wall color and take down the dated chandelier!


We had the old chandelier removed and recessed lighting installed. We also had the room painted in a contrasting color scheme to give it a more modern feel.  For months, this room has been an empty space because I was working on other rooms in my house. Here is the final product.


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Dining Room Details
Chairs: World Market (so glad I got them during the sale!) // Custom Table: The Iman Project +Lavender & Mint Designs // Rugs: At Home  Wall Art & candles: Hobby Lobby // Table Runner, Napkins, Stemware, &Candle Holders: HomeGoods // Chargers & Flowers: Michaels
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I love the outcome!! I plan to add some curtains to the window once I find some to compliment the space. If you have any suggestions for the color, pattern, or fabric type for the curtains let me know in the comments section below.

Also if you would like to see more interior style posts like this on the blog, please comment “show us more” below!

Stay inspired



candy · 11/26/2016 at 4:23 pm

All I can say is wow what a transformation. In such a short time. Love the colors and I would never leave those chairs. The art
work is wonderful looking on that wall.

    Brittany · 11/26/2016 at 4:27 pm

    Thank you Candy! The artwork is probably my favorite part of the room.

Gale · 11/26/2016 at 7:50 pm

I love the quote in your artwork. What a perfect sentiment to have where you gather. 🙂

    Brittany · 11/27/2016 at 12:24 am

    I love that Bible verse. I knew it had to be place in the center of the 3 pieces I used to create the large artwork. I’m so glad you love it 🙂

Melissa Chee · 11/26/2016 at 8:03 pm

This looks beautiful!!!

    Brittany · 11/27/2016 at 12:22 am

    Thank you Melissa!

Becky · 11/26/2016 at 8:44 pm

It looks beautiful! What a lovely set up you have!

    Brittany · 11/26/2016 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you so much!

Annissa · 11/26/2016 at 11:25 pm

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the flower arrangement in the center of the table. I always try to keep my centerpieces low so we
can all see each other. With your centerpiece, you can see each other, but have it tall as well! Love it!

    Brittany · 11/27/2016 at 12:00 am

    Thank you so much! I initially made a low flower arrangement for this table but it didn’t look quite as elegant as I envisioned. I decided to use the eiffel tower vase I had in my decor closet to create a centerpiece with the same flowers and loved the outcome! That simple change made a big impact!

All smiles · 11/27/2016 at 12:19 am

Hello Brittany,
So happy and inspired by your creative juices in decorating your dining space.
What a wonderful setup and I dare not ask what the budget was but it turned
out to. E a beautiful setting!!! Show us more.

    Brittany · 11/27/2016 at 12:21 am

    Thanks All Smiles 🙂 I will definitely try to make more posts like this in the future!

Kami · 11/27/2016 at 1:53 pm

Looks beautiful! All those comments meant to
add “show us more!”

    Brittany · 11/27/2016 at 3:12 pm

    LOL thank you! Will try to do just that!

Kari · 11/27/2016 at 2:58 pm

Very Cute! I love how modern and cozy your dining room feels.

    Brittany · 11/27/2016 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you Kari! 😊

Susan Kennedy · 11/30/2016 at 8:32 am

That’s gorgeous!

    Brittany · 11/30/2016 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you so much! 😊

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