My dining room is finally complete! Finding a dining table I liked took me a few months… I wanted something I really loved. I found this one on craigslist for $150, but it’s originally from CB2 and is priced at $500. I think the color of the wood is so beautiful and rich and I love the inset legs. I didn’t know I would love it so much until I brought it home and saw it in my apartment. I think it’s so perfect and I wouldn’t want anything different! I bought the matching bench full price from CB2. The bench and the table are both SUPER heavy and sturdy. The 2 dining chairs are from a brand called Safaveih. The Shearling rug on top of my bench is from CB2, which I bought 4 years ago. It makes the bench wayyy more comfortable to sit on. I really like black and white photos in my home. I bought the big ocean photo from Society6, but I don’t see it on their site anymore. The smaller photo I bought in a little gift shop in Montauk, NY (it’s a photo of the beach). My little wooden stool I use as a plant stand used to be my grandmothers ❤ and the hanging planter is from a flea market in Silverlake. I love how it fits two pots! The fruit bowl, I bought from the Rose Bowl flea market. Proud to say I talked the lady down from $20 to $15. Lastly, the candlestick holders and candlesticks I bought from Amazon! I love the yellow beeswax candle look. Although I don’t sit in my dining room very often (usually only when I have guests over) I’m glad I was able to make the room nice to look at 🙂
I’ve accumulated a decent sized coffee table book collection over the past year. I’ve always liked the look of an abundance of coffee table books in people’s homes. I think they make your place look super cozy and they’re something for you and your guests to flip through for some entertainment. Browsing through beautiful photos of homes, destinations, food and people can be really therapeutic, and also a source of inspiration. It can shift your mood!
One of my favorites is Wish I Was Here. It has stunning photos of beach towns, resorts, sea life and incredible aerial photos of the ocean (how do they capture those??). This book gives me a sense of escape and after I read through it, I feel like I just took a vacation. Eat Drink Nap is another good one, all about what goes into the making of a soho house – decor, recipes, entertaining, etc.. It’s somewhat of a how-to/guidebook and I like how you can apply a lot of what’s in there to your own home. It’s also the closest I’ll ever get to a being in a soho house.. (boo-hoo). Another favorite is The Tiny Mess, a cookbook that features people who are thriving in small, nonconventional homes (boats, tree houses, vans) and how they are able to cook incredible meals. Also the photography in here is amazing! Super inspiring.
Thanks for reading 🙂