I know some of you collect purses or heels or even shades of lipstick. However, I am a collector of stores. And today’s Mood Board is showing off some items from a newbie store I just found!
Any store that has beautiful furniture, home décor, and accessories I want to know about it. And while I love finding those little local boutiques (my kids have been dragged into many), I actually get even more excited about stores that source nationally. Because I only work in E-Design, I always need sources that my clients can buy directly from, whether they live in California or New York. (On a side note, if you want to check out my Cheat Sheet of Favorite Stores, you can grab it in my FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY!)
And since I know a lot of you are scouting for great home décor places, today I wanted to share a new source of furniture that I just found. Maybe I lived in a cave, but until recently I wasn’t familiar with Arhaus. And that changed with a recent project I worked on. A client contacted me who was building a drool-worthy farmhouse style home in the Midwest and needed some help furnishing it. She introduced me to Arhaus and we ended up using their sofa in her family room. And when I come across a new source, I want to find out more about it. (And this isn’t a sponsored post friends, I just want to share the love of my new find!)
These pieces are high-quality, going to last you FOREVER type of furniture. Their style reminds me a bit of Restoration Hardware, mostly a traditional style, but they have pieces that run farmhouse, boho, and even cottage.For certain pieces-such as a dining table, a sofa, armchair, buffet, etc. I do believe in investing in more durable, expensive items if it fits your budget and lifestyle. Real life example: I have had the same Pottery Barn sofa for 13 years now, and while it was more expensive than many, it’s still going strong, so it was worth every single penny. (And has survived three dogs and three kids). So when you are ready, invest in a long-lasting piece of furniture, but mix and match it with less expensive pieces that help keep the budget in check.
Before I jump into today’s Farmhouse Dining Room Mood Board, here are some other Farmhouse Dining Rooms that nailed the style. (P.S. They all came from my Pinterest Dining Room Board where you can find loads more ideas for every room of your house).
Dining Rooms that Rocked the Farmhouse Look
I literally can’t stop looking at this photo. I love the touches of glam like this oil paining and gold chandelier, paired up with the rustic table and simple farmhouse chairs. I’m thinking I could paint my existing chairs black, hmmmm….
Crisp black X-back chairs and a rustic table is not only gorgeous, but farmhouse=kid friendly (hello!). I’m loving this built-in bar/serving area/all around loveliness.
You CAN pair modern and farmhouse styles together. And this Farmhouse Dining Room is a shining example of it. This chunky, rustic trestle table looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G with this modern Louis Ghost Chairs. I wish I had thought of that! Simple black lighting can go both modern or farmhouse.
I would never leave this bench if this was in my kitchen. A cozy banquette and round table, with farmhouse accents like this “farmer’s market” sign, sconces, and shiplap nail the farmhouse dining room style.
And if you like a little more country in your farmhouse dining room, layering in antiques, bistro chairs, and this rustic chandelier create a warm and cozy spot.
Create Your Dream Farmhouse Dining Room
Which brings me to today’s Mood Board! This dreamy Farmhouse style Dining Room is a complete mix of high and low. In a Dining Room, I would spend the bulk of my budget on a high-quality table and chairs. But then I mixed in a less expensive rug (see me get on my soapbox about this rug below…), chandelier, and accessories.
Let’s Go Dining Room Shopping…
If you love the Farmhouse style, you most likely will have a lot of rooms on your Pinterest board showing Cararra marble, so I was smitten with this Arhaus modern farmhouse dining table called the Masa Kitchen Table-it has a marble top and modern metal base, and it is oh-so-pretty. If you want to see more table options, check them out HERE! I paired it up with these rustic Cadence Dining Chairs that are 100% farmhouse. And I couldn’t help it-I’m obsessed with stripes so I fell hard for this Platinum Dining Bench that helps break up all of the wood (it also comes in the single chair version!). I also mixed in this inexpensive Antique Whitewash Bead Chandelier from World Market (I have this one in my own house), and you can’t do Farmhouse without a farm animal. Grab a large version of this “Staredown” print from Minted and hang above this rustic Arhaus Waverly Buffet.
I topped off this table with these beautifully imperfect Albion Dishes and warm copper Kent Flatware. In my dream Dining Room I would top it off with this beautiful striped runner from the Etsy store AcornStreetBoutique And since we are doing a MODERN Farmhouse look, I popped in a modern looking (faux) Pencil Succulent from Crate and Barrel as the world’s simplest centerpiece.
The Perfect Farmhouse Rug? (It’s Possible!)
I know-this isn’t a Dining Room. Nope, its’ my very own Family Room with the EXACT rug from the Mood Board (see my entire Farmhouse Family Room Makeover HERE)! That’s why I’m a fan and I know it’s going to work, because my children aren’t exactly gentle on things.
I love the look of a big area rug under a Dining Room table.
It helps ground the space and a great rug can tie everything together. However, I’m a mom of three so I see two issues with rugs under a table:
- If you have kids, they are so darn messy. Yes, they can make it look cute when creamed corn is dribbling down their chin, but all of that food has to end up somewhere! I like natural fiber rugs because they hide a multitude of sins, and are easy to clean (just scrub with water). One note (I speak from experience friends)-because of the large weave of these rugs, it can be hard to dig out things like dried up playdough. You can try a tighter weave rug like a sisal, which will help.
- When putting a rug under a table, you really do need one large enough for all of the chairs to sit on it. And ideally, a rug large enough that the chairs stay on it when they are pulled out. Which means you are looking for a BIG rug (usually 8’x10’ and larger depending on your table size). And the problem with rugs is they jump significantly in price when you start looking over the 5’x8’ size. So I was thrilled when I found this super, duper affordable rug. Get this: the 8’-6”x12’ version clocks in under $260! You will easily jump to over $1000 on many rugs that size. I heart it so much that I have TWO of them in my house. I’m a fan.
*DISCLAIMER: If you are in the stage where you have itty bitties and toddlers learning how to feed themselves, I might just skip a rug in this stage of life. The amount of time you will spend scrubbing out baby food just isn’t worth it. Hang on, they eventually keep that food on their plates. I promise.
Thanks so much for hanging with me today! I hope you were inspired to create your very own dream Farmhouse Dining Room. And remember that splurges and budget-friendly pieces can definitely work as BFFs too. And if you want to check out my new furniture find Arhaus, check them out HERE (their pedestal dining tables are TO DIE FOR).
I’m Inspired but I Can’t Do This On My Own…
If you need help with your Dining Room (or any room of your house), I’m here for you, like this Mood Board above I did for a client in Michigan. Ask a question about your project over on Facebook, or let me custom design it all top-to-bottom for you, find out all of the details about how the process works HERE . Or finally, just load up on free inspiration, and check out my ever growing library of Real Postbox Projects HERE.