We built our house about a year and a half ago. We moved from a little matchbox house where we could barely squeeze a dining room table in to a house with two rooms that require large dining room tables.

We have always liked the idea of having an eat-in kitchen. Sharing family dinners around a table has always been important to Kyle and me, so we were excited that this house had that plus a formal dining table for all the hosting we like to do!

I wanted to share the details of this dinette because well, I love it! It’s one of the brightest rooms in our house, surrounded by windows and already holds many sweet memories (and a few tantrums resulting in pasta sauce on the walls, if we are being honest. Ha!).

grey placemats  |  green napkins  |  galvanized napkin ring  |  mason jar glasses  | plates

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of placemats. I like how they took any regular place setting and really pull it together for a complete look! Bonus, they protect your table tops!

kiddie plates  |  kiddle silverware  |   kiddie placemat  |  white hurricane 

I was wondering around Pottery Barn Kids one day and stumbled across the kid version of my cambria plates! I was so excited to find a kid-friendly place setting option that also looked good with my other place settings. And let’s be honest, we need an easy-to-wash placemat for the little ones.

dining table  |  bench  | chairs |  light fixture  |  rug (natural)

Finding the right table for this space wasn’t easy. I wanted something that was durable, inexpensive and didn’t have a bunch of indents that crumbs could get stuck in (weird pet peeve of mine). I was set on a table from World Market, but found this one at Hom furniture instead – it extends to seat 10 if needed, which is a great option when we host large parties and need two large tables!

We chose to pair the table with white chairs to compliment our white kitchen, and loved the wood base of the chair to hide scratches and pull together the floors and table! It feels like a nice combination of the farmhouse trend, while still being traditional and versatile enough to outlast the “trendiness” of farmhouse charm.

As for the light fixture – this is the only fixture I actually selected from our builder! All of the others I purchased on my own and my handy hubby installed once we moved in. I wanted a classic, large fixture in this space and I have always loved the look of lanterns.

buffet table  |  lamp  | similar candle sticks  |  mirror look-a-like

This buffet table is from Target. But I found it on a bunch of sites, and Target had it on sale for the best price! I can’t stress that enough, if you find a piece you love on Overstock, Joss & Main, Target… or any site similar, google search it and compare the prices! I have saved hundreds of dollars doing this. It took me forever to find it in stock – everywhere is sold out! But I did (link above).

As for this mirror, after months of begging my husband to (irrationally) buy a Pottery Barn version of it, I stumbled across a look-a-like at HomeGoods for a fraction of the price! I’ve actually seen more there recently and a gold version as well.

And that’s it for details on our dinette! Let me know if you have any questions – I love hearing from you! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


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