Yesterday, you saw more of the progress in our dining room. How it is becoming its own actual space. Before I move onto other rooms of our renovation, I wanted to show you how I laid out the furniture and my decision making process in placing the furniture. Before I get to how I placed the furniture, I want to stress to you that as designers, we like to place furniture early. This allows to place electrical properly, etc. This also gives us enough time to know what size furniture is needed and order in a timely manor. We want your furniture to be delivered once the renovation is complete. Often times, made-to-ordered furniture takes 6-8 weeks, but can take longer.
I mentioned that we added two small side walls to separate the entry from this space. When placing the new side walls, we made sure that the existing windows were centered between that new walls and the new built-in cabinet (on fireplace wall). I’m a big fan of symmetry when it comes to structural elements. I do understand that asymmetry can often times not be helped and can be beautiful and work. If you look to the floorplan above, you will see that across from the window wall, the cased opening into our kitchen is not placed symmetrically in the dining. Hence, why I wanted the window wall to be symmetrical, giving some sense of balance in the space. I also centered our dining room table, chairs, and chandelier on the window and fireplace (width & length).
Our dining room is a relatively small space compared to most; it is 14′-2″Long x 12′-7″Wide. However, in the space I was able to seat 8 people maximum, with a 9′ x 12′ rug. My table has two leaves that extend to 116-inches long. With the extended leaves, we can seat 8 people. Also, when determining the size of your dining room rug, make sure that the rug is large enough for your chairs when pulled out from the table.
As a little teaser, below are some of the pieces I selected for this room. Can you envision it?
I can’t wait to show you our finished Dining Room.
Stay tuned for more of the renovation!