Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dreamy Dining Rooms

Sam and I have begun house hunting for a place to call our own.  We are really only testing the waters at this point, but I (of course) am particularly excited because it means a fresh palette to design with.  Although I would prefer a smaller floor plan well within our budget so that we can have a more liberal approach to furnishings, I am adamant we find a home with a dining room.  Many houses built these days aren't including a separate dining room because they just aren't practical in everyday life.  How many times a year do you actually sit down and eat there?  Still, I have always longed for a glamorous dining room with a statement chandelier, gold touches, and chinoiserie wallpaper.  Something beautiful but livable, too.


{Trad Home}




What do you think- Is the dining room a forgotten art?  Or are there any traditionalists out there who, like me, want to resurrect it's importance simply for the aesthetic appeal?

16 comments:

  1. I love a glam, separate dining room! I sure hope its not a lost art. So exciting about the house hunt. Good luck! xo

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  2. lovely!! ;))



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    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  3. I am a convert back to the traditional dining room. I was so against them for a few years but am so excited that our new house has a traditional floorplan. I can't wait to have a formal dining space! Love that last picture especially!

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  4. We have a dining room, and while it is still empty I can't wait to fill it and have family over for dinner :)

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  5. Love this round up, they are all gorgeous! And I totally agree with wanting a dining room. It may not be used often but when it is, so fun!

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  6. I love a formal dining room....and a formal living room....I get so sad to see homes that are foregoing these spaces.

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  7. Growing up, we ate in the dining room every day. I don't understand why you wouldn't.

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  8. I am definitely with you on this one! I absolutely love the idea of having a formal space to decorate and entertain our family and friends! Can't wait to bring out the wedding china! lol

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  9. I think a formal dining room is still important, it's nice to have a space for special occassions! And of course, any home needs a little glammed-up space! good luck with the house-hunt!

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  10. How exciting! And I agree, a dining room is a must!!! We don't have one now and it drives me nuts when entertaining....can't wait to buy a house some day with a glorious dining room!!

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  11. Oh my gosh such a big step! Congrats!

    Yes, my new place has a formal dining room and I am ecstatic!!!!! I've never had a formal dining room, I can't wait!!!!

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  12. We entertain a lot and bought our place with that in mind. So while it's not used everyday, we also looked for a home with a separate dining area apart from the kitchen. It gives us another backdrop for dinner parties and even game night.

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  13. Follower, typically not a commenter, but I feel the need to weigh in. Absolutely a thumbs-up on the need for formal DR. Just converted a former man cave to a DR...pool table forever gone. sent pics of conversion to your email. love your blog and good luck on finding that perfect home WITH a DR :)

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  14. Fabulous inspiration, just what I needed as I'm brainstorming ideas for my dining room at the moment!


    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  15. Here is my blog on dining rooms with a Feng Shui slant! Love your blog!
    http://thecentrichome.blogspot.com/2013/03/never-use-dining-room.html

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  16. I'm all about the separate dining room, but I agree they are quite rare these days. There's something very vintage about it all. The Dodson and Daughter room is my favorite. It makes me think of Betty Draper!

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