Zen Dining Den

The dining room was the first room that we tackled when we purchased our home. It was painted an eggshell opaque and had a dated floral border along the top of the wall. The chandelier was colonial in style and was the original lighting from when the house was constructed. I saw so much potential in this large dining space and could not wait to get started making this space my own.

Since it is our formal dining room I wanted to create a sophisticated space that also incorporated hints of my zen boho style. I did not want to choose an overpowering color in this room so I went with a sand color that has hues of light gold and green depending on the lighting. I felt the color was calming and added tranquility to the room. The first piece of furniture that I purchased for the room was the trestle dining table. I love the richness that the dark wood exuded and the leather on the chairs added elegance to the set. At the head of each end of the table I decided to buy fabric chairs from HomeGoods to add a pop of color. Tufted furniture always is a chic addition to any space.

Our buffet is a vintage American of Martinsville piece from a local thrift shop. It is a conversation piece with its wicker, bamboo and Asian style elements. The mirror is a focal point placed above the buffet and was another HomeGoods find along with my Turkish lanterns. The lanterns have battery operated candles in them, which look real when lit since the flicker and add a sense of mystery  and romance when the lights are dim. The light fixture is a sphere chandelier with crystals, which was also bought at HomeGoods. The two abstract pieces of art were both purchased at our local Lowes. ​