Our old house was pretty small, and the dining room contained our sole table, where we not only ate our meals, but we worked, did projects and played games. I’ve always longed for a dedicated dining room, despite the tendency that most families have to only use it for very special occasions. With our current home, we gained a lot more space, with a breakfast nook, a den to play games and do art projects in, and yes, a dining room. I’ve been pretty fixated on using it as much as possible…setting the table, lighting the candles and having dinner in there several times a month.
Eating in that room seems to make Audrey sit up a little straighter in her chair, and no matter what we’re drinking she insists that it’s the room where you “clink” glasses before we eat. I've also noticed how having a meal in the dining room seems to somehow elevate the everyday, forcing us to slow down rather than rushing through our food and onto the next task.
Despite the fact that I like the way the room looks now, I've stumbled onto a few images that have inspired me to change things up a bit in there, flying in the face of my hesitation to evolve…. I have no idea where it will take me -- I’ll keep you posted.
Image via This is Glamorous