Can I get an Oh Yeah? That is a phrase my little one loves from Kindergarten. That is also how I felt after unpacking most of the new house this week.
Yes, I did unpack everything except for the basement. That is a work in progress. After unpacking, I felt I deserved a reward. So, I went furniture shopping for the dining room table.
The shopping didn't take long. I went in to the store wanting something a bit traditional, but not too traditional. Make sense? I found it right away. I decided on a Mission Style set, that fits the traditional aspect. The non-traditional part is, the table is square and counter height.
The square table was a no-brainer. My dining room is not very big, 11 feet by 11 feet. So, to put a traditional rectangular table in there wouldn't make sense. I would have limited seating options. When I started measuring, seating six would be OK, but still a bit tight. Using the square table, we can seat eight very comfortably, and the table itself is large. This allows for plenty of room when dining formally or casually.
I also decided on just the table and chairs for the room. I probably could have squeezed a hutch or server in there, but it may be cramped. I have plenty of storage elsewhere in the house, so for now we just have the table and chairs.
I sorted through my pictures and paintings, and decided on a floral, orange theme. I hung a photograph of a poppy from my old garden, along with a painting I had of poppies. My dad expertly hung the curtain rods, and simple chenille curtains finish the space.
The result: simple yet elegant, traditional but not "too" traditional :)