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A Place to Eat




Our dinning area started out with our old rug and old dinning table while I searched for a new one.



I really liked the style of the windsor chair and how about that bench? The process of searching for something is made so much easier when you know exactly what you are looking for. I didn't want a chunky looking dinning table or chairs to weigh the room down.. finding the perfect one was surprisingly easier than I had expected. The only down was that the bench didn't make the cut.




Now the question was to rug or not to rug? Originally I had thought rug.. of course a rug. But when we got around to determining how large a rug we would need.. by rule it should be at least 2 feet larger then your table on all sides.. and since we bought a large table my in laws will be moving in soon the size of the rug we needed was going to be very big.. which would end up hiding so much of our floor we would have gone with carpeting if we wanted to hide so much of the floor! Plus I suppose it's easier to sweep up crumbs and wipe up spills off the floor. And so a decision was made, no rug.



Above the table we hung a little reminder from our trip to Turkey you can see more about the trip here plus all the other places we've been here

And for those of you who missed out on what a disaster this space was before and you can see the whole process here


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40 comments:

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

I love the chairs and table. I think in open spaces, no rug is the better way to go. Consider a nice carpet piece on the wall like a tapestry instead of artwork.

Anvilcloud said...

What a transformation. Bon appetit.

Jennifer Hays said...

It looks terrific. I adore the light fixture!

Krugthethinker said...

Wow, Hena, it looks fantastic! I love those big windows and the chandelier! Next time I am in Istanbul, I will have to get one too!

Gita said...

I just love how you transformed everything. Wish I'd had a dining area like that :)!
Bon apetit ;)!

xx
http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Amazing place :)

Marianna,
THE ADVENTURES OF A SHOPAHOLIC

Unknown said...

Lovely place, congrats :)

Catherine Vargas
Vintage Girls
www.vindiebaby.com

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

In love with the light fixture/chandelier!

Anonymous said...

love windsor chairs!

Jessica said...

You have definitely upgraded the space. It looks so beautiful and warm. The lamps from Turkey are beautiful. I agree that a rug would just hide too much of that beautiful floor.

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Midnight Cowgirl said...

It looks great!

Cam & Sarah said...

Good choice with the no rug - we have no choice but to have our table over carpet and with little ones, at least once a month I am trying to remove some piece of food that got stepped on and smashed into it. Maybe when your little ones are older and past the messy eating stage it will make more sense. Love the lamp!

Laura Jones said...

i really like the chairs! and the whole space looks lovely:-) x

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

wow that light fixture is beautiful. I have had really bad luck with kitchen rugs- so i believe in none!

Lady parisienne said...

Nice photos!

2justByou said...

I like the bench! I've never had a kitchen rug. They just always seem to move around too much. Or get moved by someone to a different place.

Veronica Lee said...

I love, love,love the light fixture. Everything matches so perfectly, Hena.

Glamour ZONE said...

GREAT POST DEAR.Such beautiful pieces
keep intouch
kisses

JoKnows said...

I love the dining set! And the lighting is incredible!

Lauren Ashley said...

What a fantastic makeover - your dining room looks great!

Susannah said...

I LOVE the hanging lamps!!!

Anonymous said...

oh the LAMP!!!!! I Love it!!

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks.. i agree I am loving the no rug look

Hena Tayeb said...

Thanks, i have a huge 'next time i'm in Istanbul' list

Hena Tayeb said...

thank you :)

Hena Tayeb said...

thanks.. we went through a lot to get it here and on our ceiling

Hena Tayeb said...

thank you

Hena Tayeb said...

thanks.. definitely happy we went carpet free

Hena Tayeb said...

thank you

Hena Tayeb said...

thanks.. good call

Hena Tayeb said...

lol.. glad we decided to forgo the rug

Hena Tayeb said...

thank you Veronica

Hena Tayeb said...

thanks

Hena Tayeb said...

thank you

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh the hanging lamps, that is absolutely GORGEOUS.

Anonymous said...

Amazing post:)
Love your blog so so much!:)

Putri Valentina said...

love the decoration!

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Anonymous said...

I love the farm table style!

xoxo
Taylor

www.welcomehometaylor.com

Jess said...

as someone who is renting a house with wall to wall carpeting, go rug free! easier to clean and looks very pretty. maybe some plants and art work if you want it to feel a little cozier?

http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2014/03/pork-ragu-tacos-bok-choy-slaw-and.html

Anonymous said...

Those lamps are gorgeous!

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