Our dining room is finally coming together and I’m so excited to share the progress with you all!
I partnered with Serena & Lily to find the perfect chairs for this space, and (as usual) they did not disappoint! In case you missed it on my blog or Instagram, here is how the dining room looked before:
I wanted to update the look to honor the Spanish/Mediterranean style of the home, but add a modern coastal vibe as well.
This beautiful dining room by Studio McGee served as my inspiration for this space:
I started by adding this cerused wood table and flipping the orientation to be better aligned with the proportions of the space:
(Check out my post on these DIY vintage vases here!)
As soon as I saw Serena & Lily’s Portside chairs, I knew they would be the perfect choice for the coastal Spanish/ Mediterranean vibes I wanted here. Combining wood tones can be a little tricky, but I really love how the deeper wood tone of the chairs looks with the cerused white table. The woven seagrass paired with the rich wood stain feels like the perfect blend of coastal and traditional, while the sleek arms and tapered legs add just a subtle modern edge. These chairs might even be my favorite Serena & Lily piece ever, which is saying a lot because you know I love me some Serena & Lily 😅
I used 4 of the Portside side chairs and 2 of the Portside armchairs for this table, which is 72”, but 2 side chairs would also work depending on how much seating you need. We usually only need 4 chairs, so I love how versatile the Portside chairs are because I think I’m definitely going to be stealing them to use in different rooms on occasion! 😆
Finally, I added a soft, neutral vintage-look rug to ground the space. It’s easy to clean and visually very forgiving in case of accidental spills.
With two small kids, sometimes it’s nice to have a bench at the dining table, and I love how this linen slipcovered one pairs with Serena & Lily’s Portside chairs. I can’t decide whether I like it better with all 6 chairs or with the bench! Which look do you prefer?
Also, if the feeling of seagrass is a little rough for your taste, you can easily add a cushion or sheepskin throw like this one to soften the seat and dress up the look a bit 🙂
I still need to update the lighting in this space, and I have my eye on a few different linear chandeliers (this classic from Serena & Lily is a top contender!) Which light would you choose?
Stay tuned to see which light we end up with, and please let me know in the comments what you think of the dining room so far! 🙂
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