Renovations, The Buffalo BurrowThe Burrow Dining Room Design Plan December 9, 2019 This is a sponsored post by Lowe’s Home Improvement. All opinions are 100% my own. I love that you guys caught the vision for this new build turned old character-filled dining room! Like I said, I’ve known forever that I wanted a handful of elements in my future “old-house” dining room: board and batten, floral wallpaper, a fireplace, build-in china cabinets…but I had no idea of color and direction. When I started designing this space, I was so excited to see it come to life! But I was initially a little stumped knowing how visible it would be in view of the kitchen and that statement-making patterned tile…and knowing the dining room vision I had would be a big statement too. I didn’t want to give up my floral wallpaper idea. But I wasn’t sure what would coordinate and not compete with the tile. And while I love white, I really wanted the board and batten in this space to be a different color so it stands out from all of the white you’ll see in this main foyer and living area. I wanted it to stand apart just a bit, but not be stark. I spent a little while wallowing in those design challenges, but then stumbled upon the perfect wallpaper that inspired this room. And then the rest of the design came together fairly quickly! It always seems to happen that way. Once you have a design inspiration/breakthrough, the rest falls into place. Here’s the design plan for our dining room! Gray/Tan Paint (likely HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray) | York Wallcoverings Blue Floral Wallpaper | Copper, Cream, and Blue Vintage-style Rug | Black Primitive Chandelier | Handmade Wooden Table | White Winsdor-style Chairs I fell in love with this York wallpaper immediately. It was the floral feel that I wanted, but it was a bit more subtle than many beautiful, more colorful options I’d seen. I loved that the blue was the main color (and just happened to coordinate with the kitchen tile!) and then there were varying shades of white, cream and tan. Can you guys picture that view now of the kitchen statement wall on the right and the dining on the left? HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray |York Wallcoverings Floral Wallpaper | Blue & White Patterned Tile | HGTV Home by Sherwin Wiliams Escape Gray I love how well the tile and the wallpaper coordinate! It makes me so happy! While I love dark moldings and woodwork, I was feeling something a bit calmer and lighter for the dining room, but I knew I didn’t want white. With all the sage in the kitchen, I wanted something that complimented and flowed. I thought about the gray/tan trim in our current house and got really excited about something in that family. Something that felt light and neutral, but still stood out against white. And I love how that color goes with the shades in the floral wallpaper. I think we’re going to go with HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray! I love the color. I just want to grab a few samples of it and similar colors to compare the tones, but I think that’s where we’ll land. For lighting, I wanted a chandelier for sure. But I was feeling drawn to primitive, classic styles instead of a more modern or intricate design. I love the simplicity of the primitive shaker style. My friend Eileen always says that every room needs a little black to anchor the space and as I’ve started incorporating a tiny bit in each space, I love the contrast it brings! When I saw this chandelier, I fell for the lines, style, and color. I like how it’ll stand out in the room without stealing the show from all the other awesome elements. I love my red Persian rugs, but I was feeling more muted styles for this house, at least in some spots. I think my red will still show up! But this copper and blue rug had me as soon as I saw it. And I loved how it plays with the kitchen design. It coordinates with the kitchen rug (because you’ll see those in the same view), but it doesn’t “match.” Blue Kitchen Rug | Copper & Blue Dining Room Rug And I also really love how that dining room rug will tie in all the copper from the kitchen! Can y’all tell I’ve put a lot of thought into how these spaces will coordinate down to all the little details? Back to the board and batten, we’ll be wrapping the room in it and wallpaper except for that back focal wall where the fireplace and cabinets will be. The fireplace and cabinets will all be the same color as the woodwork, so it all looks built-in. Chris carried up the mantel for me to see it in place. Ahh, it’s better than I’d even hoped! And while it’s not the exact color it will end up, it’s close! It gives you a little feel for how the space will feel. For the furniture in the room, we’re so excited to build a dining table ourselves. Chris built me one for our first married Christmas and it was the first piece of furniture he built. We ended up getting rid of it sadly because it didn’t fit in our next house! I hate we did that now, but we had nowhere to store it. But we’re excited to build an heirloom for our family that we’ll have our family meals around for years and years to come. And I love how these Windsor chairs are classic with an ever-so slightly modern shape. I also love how the white of them will contrast against the wood table and the gray/tan walls. Right now this room is still an empty box, but I cannot wait to see some of these details start showing up! Chris will start the built-ins and board and batten soon, so make sure you tune in on Instagram for real-time updates! And I’ll share big updates in blog posts as well. Thanks for following our journey of building the Burrow! It is such a sweet piece of our story after moving so many times…getting to make a home from scratch with so much thought. It’s been such a great experience so far and now I can’t wait to start seeing trim and all the details show up! And a huge thanks to Lowe’s for helping us make this dining room dream come to life!