We had this dead space in the dining room that I went back and forth on when deciding how to decorate it. In our formal dining room, all we had was a buffet that I deemed the coffee bar, and we decorated it as such. It’s where I make my coffee every morning and otherwise the room was completely empty. Then I got a plant, and sat it right in the lonely corner by itself, and the emptiness of the room was basically screaming at me every time I looked at it.
Okay well some of the screaming may have just been from Luke. But it just didn’t have a purpose! I knew I didn’t want it to function like a proper dining room, but I did want to finish the space and still allow the room to feel open and airy. When HomeGoods reached out to work together on a project, I knew I had to tackle this room. So – welcome to my new coffee nook!
As you can see, my cat Gravy has made himself quite at home already. I had chairs that I had already purchased, but I needed a rug and other accessories, along with a table to complete the sitting area. I went to the HomeGoods closest to me to find a very specific table and I found the perfect one!
Since the rug was a bit dark, and the chairs were dark, I wanted a light marble table. I was also willing to settle for glass, but I really wanted marble. And there are tons of marble accessories to choose from, so had I not found this perfect table, I would have made up for my marble needs with accessories. The finish on the legs and edge is antique gold, which feels cool, and I think it fits in the room just perfectly. To add a bit of height, I found some cook books in the kitchen section of the store, and stacked 3 of those and placed a floral* arrangement on top.
I couldn’t help but make a batch of apple fritters for my family the other day. I hit the jackpot with some perfectly tart granny smith apples, and immediate knew they would work perfectly in a fritter. If you’d like the recipe, just click here! It was such a fun project to work on, and HomeGoods is a place I’ve shopped at for years and years. The rug in our living room, which I’m asked about frequently on Snapchat, is from HomeGoods as well. I noticed a really vast selection of neutral colored rugs at the store, and had 3 favorites but ultimately narrowed it down to this one.
My next project is to create a plant stand for my little tree to the right of the seating area, so that feels a bit more intentional, but otherwise the room is pretty much done!
I love that the room functions for what we need it for, versus what the traditional use for it is. And I also love that I’ve checked the box of “finish the dining room area” on my to do list!
Get inspired and check out this video with HomeGoods and Sutton Foster teaming up to make her dressing room feel like home!
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