A Moody and Modern Dining Room

dining room bar cartI am so excited to share our moody and modern dining room with you, just in time for the holidays! This room has been a work in progress for over a year – and by that I mean we have been adding bits and pieces a little at a time. I have to say we are quite happy with how it all came together and even though we are not hosting Thanksgiving this year, our home might finally be a viable option.

dining table

modern dining roomFirst of all I am obsessed with the deep blue paint color we chose for the top half of our walls. We get so many compliments on it. If you haven’t marked this one down already…Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball is just as pretty in person as it is in pictures. When we moved into the house the walls were painted baby blue (yuck). Since the rest of our house is pretty light and airy, I wanted something a bit more dramatic for the dining space. I was also set on a fun chandelier and the one we found fits perfectly in the room. Sarah and Emmett were kind enough to hand down their vintage mid-century dining set before their big move. It is one of Piper’s favorite “hiding” places.

dining room mirror

bar cart

bar cartThe bar cart is a recent addition we have had fun with and has really put a finishing touch on the room. I am highly indecisive when it comes to making decisions for our house sometimes (just ask Sarah…ha). After searching high and low for the perfect bar cart, we finally landed on this pretty acrylic piece. It adds a different element to the room and I love how everything seems to pop on it. It also allows the space to not feel so heavy with the dark walls in the room.

plant on bar cart

bar cart shakerLast spring Sarah helped me with these DIY custom curtains. We had a fun girls day, got creative and ended up with the same look of custom curtains for less. We were pretty excited seeing as how expensive real custom drapery can cost! I believe the entire project cost us around $100…  you can’t beat the price!

fiddle leaf fig


dining room artwork

dining room and entrywayTo me the dining room is one of the most important rooms in the home. Dan and I cook most meals at home and hardly ever eat away from the table. We not only enjoy our evenings here together, but we love hosting friends and family in this space. We also adore having a room that feels formal enough for a fancy home cooked meal, yet casual enough to host friends for a game night. If you’d like to bring an element from this space into your own home, here’s how to get the look:

get the look a moody and modern dining room01: ikea vivan curtains // 02: farrow & ball paint in hague blue // 03: brass chandelier // 04: kelli kroneberger mossy print // 05: pollock mirror // 06: wine rack // 07: acrylic bar cart // 08: capsized giclee art print // 09: elbow chair // 10: mid-century modern dining table // 11: white eames chair // 12: rose arrangement // 13: hand woven moroccan rug

I’d love to hear…what is your favorite aspect of this room? I’m really excited about the way it turned out!

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  1. Looks great! That blue is perfect on the walls.

  2. So beautiful and was super excited to see that chandelier b/c I just ordered and received the same one for my dining room :)

  3. I can’t choose one single thing! I love the wall colors, art & light fixture. Enjoy your new room.

    1. Jacqueline says:

      Thanks Brenda! The wall color is definitely a favorite of mine in this room.