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  1. Your new trestle table is stunning! I’m in love!

  2. I love your new space! Very cheery! The table is gorgeous and the tufted chairs are as elegant as well as sweet. Such pretty details in all the pieces. Congratulations.. Oh, I do like the tiles on the floor too!

  3. love, love, love your style~! keep it coming.

  4. Love that new table! It’s perfect for that room. And though I also love the new chairs, I like the old chars too. I like the style and rush seats, and I might have chalk painted them white with a distressed finish. But again, it’s hard to beat those cane backs! Maybe you could use 2 of the rush seat chairs in your foyer now. Change is exciting. Can’t wait to see what you’re up to next!
    Ginger

  5. Table is PERFECT! Excellent choice!

  6. Jayne Zabala says:

    The change is very refreshing fun. If you decide to move the white chairs back to the entry, I think a Settee would be fun either against the window or opposite. That way you could still have your eclectic look with a bit more cohesion and add a couple of pillows. The softness and/or color the pillows could add would be fun. You could change them out depending on the season or occasion. Just an idea. Joss and Main have quite a few settee’s from fully upholstered to a more french flair with wood trim and legs. Thanks for sharing with us, you motivate me to refresh my own spaces.

  7. What a stunning table! I have an antique oak table that I’m considering painting and distressing. I would love to have the look of this table.

    1. Thanks! And that sounds like a great idea. I’m hoping this is the year I get into the painting game too… 🙂 I have a few pieces that would really benefit from it.

  8. Beautiful !! Love the table and the chairs but I think it is too crowded. I would move the white chairs back to your foyer and only bring them around the table when needed. Just a thought ..

    1. Thanks for the input, but because of the trestle legs, you can’t fit just two chair under the table. It also looks too empty that way, even if they could fit.

  9. bobbi duncan says:

    When I looked from the before picture to the after, my thought was ” perfect choice to go with the new kitchen”. Beautiful, and I love the combo of light and dark together. I’m sitting by a cozy, warm fire enjoying looking out at our snow. Did you get any last night? The rolling hills looked so lovely with their dusting while I was out running errands today. We are so very fortunate to have many country back roads with very little traffic; I rarely have to take a highway to get to my shopping or other destinations. Hugs!

    1. Thanks you and that sounds delightful! Yesterday was just a dusting, but we’re getting a few inches today. I’m not a huge snow fan but I’m inside and cozy, so all’s good… 🙂

  10. Lory, I am a bit envious that you are getting the whole place so pulled together and cohesive. I know I am going to be working on my place for a long time. Your table and the chairs are just beautiful! You continue to complete your home with such style and elegance! It is always a pleasure to come and visit at designthusiasm!

  11. Stephanie Tarre says:

    love your new table! i guess this is the best way to catch up until we get together..lol..

  12. I love this table so much Lory! I don’t think I’ve ever told you, but this breakfast/dining room is absolutely my favorite room in your house! I love the mix of chairs, too, and the tufted ones at the end. I think you did such a gorgeous job!

    Sheila
    xo

    1. Just noticed this comment. Thank you so much, Sheila! That means a lot to me since I respect your style and tase so highly!!

  13. I love the look! How big is your breakfast room? I’m wondering if similar size table would work in my breakfast room. We never use our formal dining room and I want re-purpose it, but before doing so I want to make sure I can dress up our current breakfast room in the future. We almost always entertain in our breakfast room as is.

    1. It’s 14’ long (which is actually the width of the kitchen which it’s part of). The width isn’t clear since it runs into the kitchen and some of it is walk space, but I’d say maybe about 10’ wide.

  14. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    I am just reading this post and love the look of your dining room. Your table is out of stock on Amazon but I got to thinking (dangerous!) that since my dining table legs are very similar to yours and it might work to chalk paint it. I like the contrast of your tabletop and the legs so I am curious since it has been a couple of years since you posted this if you are still happy with the white-wash table? The mix of chairs and wood is so appealing to me; you have a lovely home and I enjoy your blog.

  15. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    Lovely!
    NNow not on your source list –
    where can I find the tulip VASE and pedestal plate holder in the center of the table??????
    Share, please

    1. Ooooh, that’s a tough one. Usually when items are left off my resource list it’s because they are either one of a kind antiques, or no longer available. The tulip vase is a vintage silver piece found at an antique market. The gold pedestal bowl is from a few years ago so no longer available. I have seen similar ones though. You can try here for similar vintage silver fluted vases: https://rstyle.me/n/devwd2b63g7 The bowl is a gold painted clay pedestal bowl, made in Italy, so you might search for that periodically.

  16. I love the detail on the table legs and the color is such a complement to the rest of your decor. Your smaller table, however, which you replaced looks like it might just be the right size for my porch, so I’m interested in where you got that. We are enclosed our screen porch which is a very narrow space, 6×36, and our current oval table really works for just my husband and myself. Can you tell me the measure of the smaller table?
    Our tentative date is 1/11 for the work to begin so I’m hoping for a nice spring refresh in this space.

    1. The table was from Pottery Barn. I believe it was 36″ x 60″, although I don’t have it anymore so cannot measure. There are also places on Etsy where you can have someone make you a table too your desired measurements with reclaimed wood. That could work for you… 🙂

  17. Could you please share where you found the chandelier that’s over the table? Thank You!

  18. I had a trestle table for years, but I had to replace it as my family grew because the people who had the misfortune to sit at either end of the long side of the table just didn’t have enough legroom or room for their feet. When my son mentioned how uncomfortable he was whenever he sat at that table, I knew it had to go!

    1. It definitely matters where the pedestal legs are placed. I did find it difficult to place the chairs at first which is why I have 8 instead of 6, since the outer ones have to straddle the foot supports of the table.

  19. You may not have the same issue that we had, as we are all tall and our feet are not small. The issue should be considered before people act based on the look alone. I consider comfort to be the number one consideration for my family and guests.

  20. Denise Collova says:

    Hi lori, thats what i want to learn how to tufted chair the reupholstering chairs I have down pat because I think that looks beautiful thank you

  21. Denise Collova says:

    I want to thank you for your inspiration.

  22. What is your wall paint color in this room? So pretty!

  23. What a wonderful way to begin your morning. It is so bright, cheery and welcoming. I especially love the pineapple detail on your trestle table. You always include all details. Oh, to have all of those windows to see the morning sunrise and view. What a wonderful place for a flower garden.

    1. Thanks so much!! It’s always nice to hear what other people notice in our rooms, because it makes us appreciate them even more… 🙂