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.
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?