I used to have this dining room. It had a table. Some chairs. A couple of pieces of wall art. And it was okay. I’m going to say the best word to describe it was this: functional.
We had meals in there, some adult game nights. While there was nothing too special about but I liked it well enough.
Years went by and I thought it was time for a new table as our old one was looking pretty beaten up. I shopped at Raymour & Flanigan and my dining room world changed.
I NOW LOVE MY DINING ROOM. Like, if it wouldn’t be totally cheesy in a blog post, I’d be inserting a bunch of heart emoticons right here.
It find myself walking by it and stopping to just admire how beautiful it is now and it makes me happy.
It’s silly. I know. But it really astounds me how much some decent furniture and better wall art can change the entire feeling of a room and even better, how you feel when you’re in a room. When I went to Raymour & Flanigan to shopfor the dining room, I featured a bunch of the dining room tables I was considering but… surprise! I bought none of the ones in my last post. (How’s that for a twist!)
The reason why is that the table I settled on was not in store so I couldn’t nab a photo. I have actually been eyeing up this set for years but it wasn’t until I saw it in person at a friend’s house that I realized how perfect it was for us. Introducing our new Dining Room Table: the Vineyard Dining Set.
This table is just so us. It comes with two generous sized leaves to take in our out depending on how many are sitting at your table. In the photo above, we have BOTH leaves inserted as I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving. (I could use two more chairs but went with 6 as we normally won’t have a big group at our house!)
Besides the quality of the table and chairs being top notch, I just adore the style for our family. It’s a casual table – which is so us – but still formal enough to fit in a dining room and “dress up” for the holiday dinners like Thanksgiving and Christmas. (16 family members next week!)
I’m also a huge fan of the detailing on the chairs and the side of the table. Here’s a close up of the painted scroll artwork:
I just love it. Now, I’m not one to have a formal china cabinet (there is a matching one for the Vineyard set), so instead, I went with the Canterbury Credenza:
And doesn’t this wine wall art (also from Raymour & Flanigan) look wonderful above it?
That’s the thing that I’ve learned about Raymour & Flanigan while working on this campaign with them -shopping there has gone beyond just furniture to me, it’s about completing a room. Some of their accessories are just the finishing touch that makes a room.
My other love in the dining room is an accessory – this Fleur de Lis box. Truly – I’ve been eyeing up this box for years but it seemed like a silly splurge. I was telling my Raymour & Flanigan sales woman (Alice – she’s the best! Ask for her if you are local to me and shop in the Exton store!) how I’m always finding this box in the show room whenever I go and as I told her that, I realized I should just get it! Doesn’t it look great on top of the dining room table?
I’m thrilled with the look of the new room and can’t wait to host Thanksgiving next week. I’ll be sure to take pictures and bring you photos of that day too because I’ve already gone nuts with the planning and bought all new plates – it’s going to look gorgeous!
Disclaimer: This has been a sponsored post withRaymour & Flanigan. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.