Our son and daughter-in-law have lived in Washington, DC two years now, and it has been so much fun to see the house they bought become a home. It had been completely remodeled when they moved in, so they were able to concentrate on design and decor rather than taking on a construction project. Their home once had a lot of walls, but they were removed during the remodeling process making the first floor a truly open concept. Josie worked with Anna Kahoe who owns the store Good Wood in DC, and now they have an inviting dining room that you get to tour today.
They like a collected look that swings toward traditional with some modern touches thrown in. Although the dining room is still in need of some art and a rug, I thought you would enjoy seeing how it is today. The room wasn’t staged. This is the way it looks every day.
The dining table, which came from GoodWood, floats in the middle of the floor and is anchored by a wonderful pendant light from West Elm.
The leather chairs were a Craig’s list find, and the other two chairs along with their mates were from a local estate sale.
My favorite feature in the room is the dresser that they turned into a bar. A while back they had a similar dresser and gave it to Jordan for her dining room. Then I suggested to Josie that the corner would make a great area for a bar. She ran with the suggestion and found the same style buffet at a Salvation Army and had it painted. She wants to take down the shine on the pulls.
I love the way she accessorized the top when it isn’t being used. She is good at mixing high and low and old and new.
She always has a huge bouquet of flowers in this vase. These came from Whole Market. I haven’t purchased flowers from Whole Market, but now I am thinking that I need to.
It’s a great mixture of things she has found at shops and on line. The room’s show stopper is the Anthropologie mirror. And I would love for you to be able smell that French tulip candle. It is divine.
Another of my favorite items is the old door that she uses to hide the refrigerator. It is also a Craig’s list find.
It was much taller, and she had it cut down to match their nine-feet ceilings.
An old leather sofa sits under the window, and I love that it is loaded with character. I bet it has some stories to tell.
The throw, also from Good Wood, hides a few imperfections that give it even more personality.
It’s that old worn leather that is so inviting.
It’s another score from Craig’s List.