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19 Jun 2015

Dining Room Updates

Oh dear, have we ever had an eventful week!  The boys were rough housing at grandma's and the littlest ended up with what, after two days in the emergency, turned out to be a fractured elbow (the initial diagnosis was a pulled elbow).  The poor little guy was in a lot of pain and now is in a cast.  We also had a photoshoot of our home for a Finnish magazine which was pretty exciting and a little nerve wracking especially following the two days we spent at the hospital.  We were also supposed to go on vacation this week, but have to put it on hold until our little one sees the orthopaedic surgeon next week and hopefully, gets the okay to go.  Since our house was pretty tidy for the photoshoot, I thought it would be a good time to share a few dining room updates with you today.
One of the biggest updates are these Lucy chairs from BendGoods.  I like how they mimic the white metal of the tulip table base.  I do have to make some chair pads for them at some point since the boys often sit on their knees when at the table.  The metal wire seat can be pretty hard on their little feet.

 I've also added a couple of cacti in a thrift store bowl that I really like.

 You may have noticed that I've added just a little colour for summer in the form of a new art print.

 The connection between the dining room, kitchen and the deck (via the walkout we added last year) are what makes our small space flow and work really well.  Now that summer is pretty well here, these are the spaces we are using the most.  It's amazing how much our living space expands in the summer with our deck.  I really should take some more photos of it so you can see how it has all come together.

table:  tulip table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll (special edition with oak top) - purchased secondhand
upholstered chairs:  executive chairs by Eero Saarinen for Knoll (fabric is Dristi Sky) - also purchased secondhand
metal chairs:  Lucy side chairs from BendGoods (FYI these chairs are often on sale for around 40% off)
dining room light fixture:  Artek
island light fixture:  Gubi Semi Pendant small
curtains: DIY from Marimekko "Vatruska" fabric and Ikea sheers
hanging planter:   DIY
black and white art:  DIY
water colour art:  Kelli Hall for Minted via Indigo 
candle holder:  DIY
planter: thrifted
sideboard:  DIY


  1. those chairs are great! And hoping for smooth healing for your little one and a great delayed vacation for all of you!

  2. Oh no! I was wondering if you would be able to go after I read about the elbow. I hope you can still come this way. You deserve a break by the beach! Let me know how things go. And your house looks gorgeous as always. I need you to come and stay here for a month and style my house. :D

  3. Are you allowed to publish the name of the magazine?

  4. You have the best style ever. Love the chairs

  5. It's so bright and airy! I love that you don't have a rug under the table. I'm in that season of my life with two littles, too and it's great to see an honest portrayal of every day life : ]

  6. gorgeous mix of chairs and textures and i love the way the lines of all the pieces work together!


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