THE DINING ROOM / STUDIO

ONE CRITERIA for wherever we move is that I have an ART studio. But for now, I work in what was once and still sometimes serves as our DINING ROOM. This requires a fair amount of organization on my part.

THE DINING ROOM
THE DINING ROOM

 

DINING ROOM TABLE REFINISHED PHOTO BY SARAH CRAMER PHOTO
DINING ROOM TABLE REFINISHED PHOTO BY SARAH CRAMER PHOTO

A few years ago, I was shopping in Crate and Barrel and stumbled upon the LYLE dining chairs .  I   sent a TWEET to designer Mary McDonald asking her if she liked them.

And she answered me!!!! She gave them a BIG thumbs up!!! I LOVE them. They are the real deal, and yes, a bit pricier than many you can find online now BUT …. The seats of most of the imitators are quite small 14″ x 14″ whereas the LYLE chair (19″ x 23″) are MUCH roomer for adult bums! The Lyle Chairs  are also incredibly sturdy…and do not tip easily – important with kids!

CRATE AND BARREL LYLE DING CHAIR - GALVANIZED - THESE CHAIRS ARE SO INCREDIBLE AND A MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN ALL OF THE CHEAPER VERSIONS OUT THERE!
CRATE AND BARREL LYLE DING CHAIR – GALVANIZED – THESE CHAIRS ARE SO INCREDIBLE AND A MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN ALL OF THE CHEAPER VERSIONS OUT THERE!
CRATE AND BARREL GALVANIZED DINING ROOM CHAIRS
CRATE AND BARREL GALVANIZED DINING ROOM CHAIRS
REFINISHED TABLE!
REFINISHED TABLE!
DINING ROOM
DINING ROOM
  • A while back I invested in hanging hardware ( WALKER DISPLAY) which works by hooking over our picture rail. It was a GREAT investment! NOT hammering nails  protects the walls and helps me store and hang multiple pieces of ART  (STRAIGHT) which are at various stages of completion.

leslihouse0104 NOW – THE ROOM FEELS SO SPARSE WITH ALL OF THE ART AT LEFTOVER LUXURIES – Seeing my pastel colored paintings on the charcoal gray wall (WOW) has got me pondering painting one wall of my DREAM studio with a dark color…I love how they POP!!!!

Life is a work in Progress and I love the way people are designing their homes to reflect more modern families. Sadly the Dining room is unfortunately a casualty of this change. Many homes have opted to meld the dining room into a multi-used space. In Our new home, IF we BUILD which is my current HOPE , will not have a dining room but instead a large kitchen with an HUGE table!

One nice thing about My Old Country House is that for a long time we used our dining room for every meal…because we do not have an eat in kitchen. I loved it, setting the table every night, fresh linens,  everyone sitting down together for a few precious moment s a day. I miss those days. But look forward to what lies ahead

Do you have a dining room? Is it a modified multi-use room or a mare traditional dining room.