Our Living Room & Dining Room So Far

We had our first little dinner party last night with some of our best friends, and I was so excited to have them all come see our house.  There is much work to be done, but I am pretty happy with how our little home is coming together.  Eventually, we will be getting lighter couches, a rug, drapes, and chairs for the dining room...but for now, this suits us just fine!  Several of the pieces in the living room were DIY projects of mine, so it's nice to finally see it all coming together.

(sorry for the iphone pics!)

I bought these candle holders yesterday from Target and am obsessed.  I love the glam factor it brings to this space.  I tend to draw towards traditional, clean lines, with touches of glam and gold...so these were a perfect fit for this space.  I like how they give a clean separation between the living room and dining area.  

The walls in our dining area are stenciled.  The house came this way, and I plan to keep it like this for a while.  

For our party, I made chicken fajitas, and we had Sprinkles cupcakes and Skinny Girl Margaritas...it doesn't get any better than that in my book!  Right now we are using our old chairs from our kitchen table, but I am envisioning a bench in the front, with bold end chairs, and possibly white slip covered chairs on the opposite side of the table.  The farmhouse table was also a flea market find for $150!  It has been sitting in my parents garage, so we decided to take it off their hands until we find something else...but I am really loving it, so it may be here to stay.

Here is a closer look at the table I made.  I painted the frame a brass color, stained a piece of wood, and added nail head trim.
The bench in the background is a freebie from my grandmother.  If you look closely, you can see my gold athena tray on the coffee table...I totally copied Danielle's amazing styling of her coffee table!

This may be one of my favorite nooks in the room.  I stained this side table, and the little boxwood topiary is a Restoration Hardware gift from my grandmother...Isn't it cute?!

Thanks for stopping by!  So happy to have ya'll follow along on our journey!


  1. Omgosh, I want to come over and hang out with you in your adorable living room, and drink skinny girl margs in your dining room!!!!

  2. looks fantastic! i love those candleholders too...i may just have to check those out at target!

    i think you should keep the table! i love the top of it and i think a bench on the one side would work perfectly!

  3. Looks like it's all coming together so nicely! I absolutely love the dining room table....don't get rid of it!

  4. It looks great so far! I really like the dining room, the stenciled walls are actually a really nice touch to it!

  5. I just love your clean, smimple, fresh stlye! So refreshing!

  6. It's looking great! That stenciled dining room is gorgeous. Oh and your little boxwood is adorable! How sweet.

  7. That farmhouse table is ADORABLE! I love it! Where did you find your little table behind the couch? I'm looking for something similar.

  8. i ADORE the wallpaper in the dining area- AMAZING!

  9. Love your style. You got so lucky with that wallpaper girl!

  10. Hi Amy! You house is looking great! I really like nailhead detail on your coffee table and the stenciled walls! So great that they came that way! I hope you have a great weekend.


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