I hate typing titles. Like, I despise typing titles. I feel like it boxes me in with decor styles or something. Who knows, I am what I am and I style how I style. I’m also drinking wine as I type this… ha, so I hope all of that makes sense. =) So, today is the day, friends. It’s the Eclectic, Classic, Mid-Century Dining Room Reveal. That was a mouthful, wasn’t it? I’m so incredibly thrilled with how the dining room turned out.
If you are new here, the goal of the space was to get it to jive with our kitchen. We are at the end of our of kitchen renovation (it looks like the reveal will be in two weeks!) and because the kitchen space is pretty open to the dining room… I wanted to refresh the dining space so that it felt cohesive. I never liked the original dining room. Well, I liked it but I didn’t love it. So, with a budget… I set out to transform the space.
Before we jump right in to the new space, let’s walk down memory lane.
When we first moved in and moved a few of our things in (around 2013), we were here:
A few purchases, DIYs and months later, we landed on this:
(See the original reveal of the blue/white dining room)
It was pretty and I genuinely liked it. As the kitchen renovation started to progress and we put up the open shelves in there, I quickly realized that the spaces didn’t jive together.
So, when the One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling It Home, was getting ready to start, I was on the fence about participating. I knew I had a space that would be perfect; yet, the challenge to get everything done in six weeks is so hard! I finally decided to go for it and here we are.
I’ll share all the sources at the bottom of this post.
Let’s chat about the game changer for this room – the wallpaper! Isn’t that shibori wallpaper just amazing? I went back and forth on two wallpaper samples (the Earth Grey brick that I got and the City Scape in dark indigo). Ultimately, I went with the Earth Grey brick because it was just a perfect match for the china built-ins as well as the kitchen cabinet color. I think the wallpaper set the tone for the space and allowed the space to have something interesting and fun just to itself. That probably doesn’t make sense if you haven’t seen the kitchen shelves (see them on IG here) but the kitchen shelves are the wow factor in the space. So, the dining room, I felt like, needed it’s own subtle wow factor. To me, the wallpaper is it!
Luke and I installed the paper ourselves and it was easy! I’d definitely do it again and a blog post about the process will be coming soon.
I went back and forth on whether to change the light or not. We had a gorgeous, all brass and crystal chandelier in there (original to the house). I’m definitely keeping that light and may have another spot for it, but overall I felt like this space just needed something different.
I love the texture the paper adds to this next wall! It might be my favorite wall in the dining room.
With deadlines, I’m totally a last-minute-type girl. So, of course, we had the wallpaper and everything done over the weekend but I ‘knew’ exactly how I wanted to decorate so I wasn’t stressing putting everything in place. When I actually put the final touches on everything (yesterday!), I realized that I didn’t love what I was putting up above the bar cart. My original idea was to hang this glass light turned planter above the cart and have an oversized airplant hanging down from it. Well, the glass light totally got lost in the wallpaper. It ended up being just an added thing and not really something that added to the space. So, that idea got nixed. Then, I started stressing about the wall/bar cart corner. I went to every home decor store in town (unfortunately, we live in a small town with small town type stores) and couldn’t find a single thing.
That ended up being a blessing though, because I shopped my house and found the perfect thing. How gorgeous is this piece of art in the space? I think it’s totally perfect!
I’m not the type of person that buys something for one particular spot in my home. Most of my favorite things can float to different spots and this is a prime example of that.
One of my favorite views might just be the next image. I adore how the textures play together.
Another game-changer for this space was taking down the window curtains and bamboo shades. It allows so much more light in the space. I love it so much! Plus, that allows me to fill the space with more plants because you know they love that light too!
The air plant holders are a very simple DIY. I’ll share that project soon. I’ve been wanting to work with brass piping so I just went for it and totally love how they turned out.
After listening to many of your suggestions, we decided to end the wallpaper at the end of the wall instead of wrapping it around to the kitchen. The hubs cut it perfectly and I’m so happy with how that wall turned out. I think the little strip of white paint allows your eye to take in both spaces without either space being too much.
If you’ve been around since week one, then you know I had a table dilemma. The dilemma was that I couldn’t afford a table that I liked or if I could afford it then I couldn’t get it shipped here in time. So, I didn’t get a table. I switched the table from the eat-in kitchen. Luke and I both love this table in both rooms but it’s really a perfect size for this space. It has a few leaves (which can extend to about 12ft) and this room can accompany that. In the future, sometime while thrifting or something… I’ll find another perfect table for the other room. But, I’m not in a rush. It will happen when it happens.
I had the mid-century chairs but updated them with some gorgeous vintage striped fabric that I had in my stash. I LOVE the change.
All in all, I think the space turned out so good. I love how it works with our kitchen. It feels like it’s own room yet also feels like and extension of the kitchen space.
*Edited to add: Pop over to see our kitchen reveal and how it plays with this space!
A special thanks goes out to Milton & King for providing the most amazing wallpaper.
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Shibori Wallpaper | Black Chairs | Mid-Century Chairs (Vintage – Similar) | Mid-Century Table (Vintage – Similar) | Rug (Vintage – Similar) | Light | Airplants (one / two) | Bowl | Tall Planter | Small Planter | Brass Planter | Black Hairpin Leg Plant Stand | Basket Planter (Vintage) | Art | Bar Cart (similar) | Woven Bench Similar) | Flokati Rug | Tall Vase (similar) | Mid-Century Candle Sticks (vintage – similar) | Iron Candleholder | Buffalo Check Towel | Brass Air plant holder (DIY – coming soon)
Play catch-up if you’ve missed any of the posts in this series.
Wednesday, Oct 5th (week 1) – Introduce your space, and tell us your plan.
Wednesday, Oct 12th (week 2) – Show us your progress. What have you accomplished?
Wednesday, Oct 19th (week 3) – Have you encountered any setbacks? Any happy accidents?
Wednesday, Oct 26th (week 4) – How’s it going? Week 4 is the hardest!
Wednesday, Nov 2nd (week 5) – Did you revise your plan? Hang in there, you can do it.
YOU NAILED IT! I didn’t think I could like this room more than I loved it before, but I do! It’s so incredibly gorgeous. And good call on not wrapping the paper. It looks better this way =)
Thanks Kyla! I like the break of the wallpaper but I think it could have looked good the other way too!
It’s incredible Ashley!!! LOOOOOOOVE that gorgeous wallpaper, it adds so much dimension to the space! And that light fixture is incredible!
Thanks Kristi! The wallpaper is just the star!!
It turned out great! Love it all!
Thanks so much girl!
Beautiful job Ashley!! Everything about this room is gorgeous, but that wallpaper definitely takes the cake!!
Totally agree, thank you!
ashley, this is utterly incredible! i adore your style, love the paper, the bar cart, new light fixture, rug…. everything! and you look beautiful!
Thanks Cassie! It’s hard to set a timer and jump in those pictures. Lots and lots of outtakes for sure! xoxo
Girlll I love it!! I already thought it looked good but now it looks amazing! That wallpaper seriously makes the room and I love all the design elements you chose!
Thanks Bre! It was pretty before but it’s me and fits the house so much better now. Lots of tweaks!
You absolutely rocked this! This room turned out so, so gorgeous, and I’m totally in love. Great job!
Thanks Amanda! I’m glad to have another completed room!
What a great space! The wallpaper is so much fun and your light is amazing!
Thanks Ruthie! I debated on the light but I’m glad I went for something a bit more different.
You totally nailed it!!! The wallpaper, the rug, the table,the new fabric on the chairs and the plants!! It all looks soooo good! And the picture by the barcart lools perfext there
Thanks Tara! I couldn’t believe it when I had that beautiful vintage fabric for the chairs in my stash!!
This looks amazing. The wallpaper totally makes the space. I love how you kept it all simple but still styled so beautifully.
Thanks Jess! I appreciate that you said that I kept it simple. I kinda wondered if I tried to fit too much in the space. Ha. Thanks again!
I didn’t think I could love this space any more than I already had, but girl…You slayed it and that wallpaper definitely completes the space! I love it!!!!
You are too sweet, thank you! The wallpaper is a game-changer for sure!
This turned out amazing! Loooooove that wallpaper!
Thanks Jen!! I’m pretty smitten with it myself.
This turned out so great!! Love it all. Love the new chair assortment you brought in all the little details. I see those pops of wood and brass in the glass cabinets! And LOVE all the plants and pots. I think I’ve said before I struggle with how to decorate with plants, and you do it so well!
Thanks Charlotte! I really tried to change up the china cabinet with the pops of wood/brass but that sucker is hard!! I think those details shine a bit more in person. Win the lottery and we will buy a nursery out and outfit your whole house with plants (or win it and we can outfit mine!).
This space is so amazing!!! The shibori wallpaper is a killer! 8 love the transformation so much!
Thank you! The wallpaper really set the tone.
It turned out so great! That wall paper is amazing!!!
Thanks so much, Katy!
So so pretty! Love it all and I really want the wallpaper. So good
I could totally see the wallpaper in your house!
Maggie @ Maggie Overby Studios
Love everything about this space, the wallpaper, that light, your mix and match dinning set, the rug. What and effortless look you created.
Thanks Maggie! I think the mix/matching comes easier now because we’ve had to do that (budget issues!).
This all came together beautifully! That wallpaper enhances every texture and colour in the room. Very you, and very chic. Well done!
Thanks Ariel! I love that you said chic and me!
The room turned out absolutely beautiful. That wallpaper is gorgeous and the updated chair fabric is perfect! You did such a great job!
Thank you, Sarah! The fabric used to be my Grandma’s which is pretty special!
Tee @ Beauteeful Living
Simply gorgeous and perfect! You did an amazing job picking out all the right things for your dining room. The wallpaper came out wonderful. Congrats on completing the ORC!
Thank you! Now, we can all rest because I know we need it!
Everything about this space is stunning! I’m dying over the beautiful light fixture and wallpaper. SO amazing. I LOVE love this space.Beautiful!
Thanks Lindi! I was on the fence about a new light or not but I really think this one helps the space come together.
Brit | House Updated
Ashley! This looks SO good! Your “refresh” turned out so beautiful it is like a total makeover, and really just by doing the wallpaper! And that tall plant/branches on the bar cart is especially perfect. 😉
Thanks Brit! The bar cart area was totally stressing me out but I think the tall branch thing works. Thanks for listening to my crazy DM’s. =)
You did an amazing job!!! I love how it all came together… The wallpaper, the light, the art and plants! It does seem so much brighter in there now and totally flows with your kitchen. Love it girl! Great job!
It feels so much brighter in there!! I think taking the curtains down really helped. Thank you!
Lizzie @ Living Pretty
The wallpaper is just amazing, and the rest of the room lets it shine beautifully. The whole space is gorgeous – you must be thrilled!
Thank you so much Lizzie!
Michele @ Moonfield Interiors
It looks amazing! One of my favorites of the ORC because it works perfectectly for your home and family. I never would have thought of removing the currents but I love it! So bright and cheerful. The wallpaper and artwork comes together so well.
Michele @ Moonfield Interiors
So many typos! Ugh…typing quickly on the phone while trying to shove the kids out the door for school 🙁
Haha! I do the same! Thank you for your sweet comment!
Yeah!!!! What a great room to work with. Those built ins would have sold me on the house! Love the new light fixture, and the art, everything is so YOU! It’s fantastic!!
Thanks Heather! It came together and definitely feels like me. =)
Love it. I will admit, I was concerned about the wallpaper in the beginning. However, it turned out so beautifully. Truly stunning. And I especially love that you included yourself in some of the pictures!
The wallpaper is crazy beautiful but I totally understand that it’s a ton of pattern. I’m glad you like how it came together!
Rachael @ This is our Bliss
*SO* happy you went for it!! I love it all, Ashley! The minted art, the striped chair fabric, wallpaper, plant styling – GAAHH! Amazing job 😉
Thanks Rachael! It’s exactly what I hoped it would be.
Just beautiful Ashley! Your home is always one of my favs!
Thanks Deb! It’s a complete work in progress but I’m loving it so far!
Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
This space turned out beautifully! The wallpaper is perfect… and that art piece you found in your home couldn’t have been a better fit. Well done.
Thanks Erin! I think the art found it’s home for sure.
Ashley, you did such a great job. It was a beautiful room before, but I absolutely love the wallpaper you chose. Love all the plants, too! Everything just looks perfect and is totally something I’d want in my own home!
That’s the highest praise, thank you!
That wallpaper! It’s all so good! I love this space! The light you chose is really cool. Such a great room!
Thanks so much!
Carol @ CAD INTERIORS
The shibori wallpaper and new light fixture are GORGEOUS! Love all the plants and textures in the room too. The dining room compliments the kitchen beautifully. Well done, Ashley! Congrats on another beautiful ORC makeover. 🙂
Thanks Carol!! I’m cheering you on for the Spring! Let’s do it together.
I love love love that wallpaper it looks perfect in this room! The art is fantastic too! Great job!
Thanks Jillian! The wallpaper was the starting off point for sure.
Jessica | Petal + Ply
Oh my goodness! I am smitten. Love the colors, the textures, the plants, the EVERYTHING!!
Thanks Jessica! I love adding plants to a space – now, I just gotta keep them alive.
Tricia @ Suburban B's
This was one reveal I was totally looking forward to! What an amazing space – you totally nailed it with the light fixture and the wallpaper!!!LOVE!!
Yay, thanks Tricia!
Ashley!! It. it. so. fantastic!!! Wow – I love that wallpaper. The whole space has such a great vibe to it – great job!!
Brynne | The Gathered Home
Oh girl! This is so fabulous!!! That wallpaper is definitely a show-stopper, but that light fixture! Mmmmm! Love it all!
Thanks Brynne! I’m glad I went for the wallpaper – it’s so good!
You are a true artist, everything tuned out beautifully.I know what you mean by titles, I guess eclectic would be a good description.
Titles are the worst. ha. Thanks so much, Maria!
Charlotte @ Ciburbanity
This makes me want to wallpaper something FAST! I love how bright and cheerful the space is even with the pattern on the wall. SUCH a chic and polished space! Also… thanks for your airplant source! The ones I’ve bought on Amazon always seem to die and the place near us charges a FORTUNE. xx
Yes, wallpaper something fast. The airplants around here are way too pricey too.
What a beautiful dining room and yes to the wallpaper and the light fixture: total game changers and bravo to the choices + installing the wallpaper yourself! Love your styling too … so clean and crisp. That artwork … I am so jealous!
beautifully done in 6 short weeks!
Thanks Tim! I didn’t finish the challenge last time around, so it was fun to actually get my room done this time.
Colette @ restyle it wright
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G space! The wallpaper was the perfect addition! And total score on buying a house with those gorgeous built-ins! I LOVE IT!
Kristin @ Postbox Designs
Those built-ins are to die for…and your chandelier…and your chairs! I love every single detail. A GREAT ORC makeover!
You are so sweet, thank you!
Oksana | FOXYOXIE.com
One of my favorite makeovers for sure. XO
Absolutely amazing!! And that wallpaper…swoon!
Thanks Corey! The wallpaper is a showstopper for sure!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living
OHHH MYYY GAWW! Ashley this is amazing!! I love the wallpaper and the built in styling looks fabulous. Amazing! Just Amazing!
Stephanie! That builtin was a beast. I could kiss you for mentioning the styling… I really tried! I need your fab skills to come over and do it for me. Wish we lived closer!
Crystal Fox @ The Weathered Fox
Wow! That wallpaper. Well, everything! Beautifully done!
Thanks so much!
I adore your style and it is so well played in this space. Everything is stunning. You really did a fantastic job!! Bravo!
This room turned out amazing! I don’t think I could possibly pick a favorite thing. I love it all! Great job!
Awww, thanks Denise!
Soak Tanks US
I am just confused who is more beautiful, you or your home. I think both are phenomenal.
Ha, you are too funny! Thanks so much!
Jenny @ Refresh Living
Well this room is just gorgeous!! It flows so nicely with your kitchen, while still having it’s own style and vibe to it. That wallpaper – so amazing, along with that light fixture!!
Thanks so much! I’m so thrilled with how it’s working with our kitchen.
This space turned out so perfect, it absolutely looks like it belongs this way. So many inspired choices–the black chairs, the rug, the light…and of course the wallpaper choice was brilliant. You really know how to rock an ORC!
Thanks girl!! The ORC just about kills me but it’s so great to have a completed room when it’s over.
Nicole @ The Inspired Hive
What a beautiful dining room! I have alllll the heart eyes for that wallpaper!!! <3
Me too, Nicole!!
I knew this would be amazing, Ashley! I seriously LOVE it all!
Thanks so much!
Jen @ Noting Grace
This is stunning!! I love how gorgeous this dining room turned out! Congrats on a beautiful reveal!
Meg @ Green With Decor
Love how white and bright it is! And those black chairs look so good!!
It is so bright now!! I’m amazed at how much light and fresh it feels.
Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage
Ashley, Your room is one of my favorites! That wallpaper is perfection, and the lighting is gorgeous! Well done!
You are the sweetest, thank you CaroL!
Yes please…to this whole space! Love it!
Thanks so much, Sherry!
Fantastic Light Fixture! And that wallpaper!
Thank you!! The wallpaper really made the space.
Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project
This dining room is so SO great!! I love your use of colour and that light fixture is EVERYTHING!! Lovely work!
You are so sweet, thank you!
I love your mid-century style dining room. The place looks very cohesive, I love the wall paper, and the indoor plant bring much life to the room!
Thanks Nadia! I really wanted the space to feel cohesive!
Stopping by from Sunday’s Best. I love the wallpaper and rug together. They make the room pop. Thanks for sharing.
The wallpaper really is a show-stopper. Thanks Rhonda!
Fantastic room! Love that cool bench! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Sharing on FB! Have a great week!
Gorgeous dining room! I love how free it feels in there. Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!
Thanks so much!
Ashley, your home is amazing, you have the knack of making things beautiful……..
Thank you for finding Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features to share. I am now following you on Twitter, FB, Instagram and Bloglovin, shared a few posts too. Pinned and Tweeted.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!
Karren – you are the sweetest ever, thank you!
Love your home! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared. Happy Holidays!
Theresa – thank you!
I absolutely love the cabinets! I so need something like this in my dining room. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.
The cabinets definitely are a big part of the room. Thanks Sherry!