New Project // Eclectic Dining Room Design

After the One Room Challenge I took a little mental break from the site, but behind the scenes it was full steam ahead for my next two projects.  I am continuing on with my ORC clients on their new home addition which starts any day now & I am also moving forward swiftly with my cousins new to them 60’s ranch.  I had mentioned this project a few weeks back & am so excited with the progress made so far.  Demo started two weeks ago on this time capsule & even just down to the framing it already feels more modern.  The Ranch was broken up into a small kitchen, dining room & a long narrow living area.
This is what the original floorpan looked like:
Pretty standard layout for the time period, but remember I said it was a bit of a time capsule?!  Here were the before pictures of these 3 spaces!
Unfortunately, my cousins are not huge fans of paneling with green undertones… so all of that is gone.  They also wanted to open the space up as much as possible, so while the room areas are staying the same, all of the walls are now gone to create a more open floorplan.  As well as the ceiling.  The ceiling has been removed to reveal a vaulted ceiling to add more height & visual space within the main living area.
So this is the plan moving forward!  Completely open with the addition of a double sided fireplace open to both the dining & living rooms.
Today I am going to share our plan for the dining room, at the moment, this area is most recognizable due to the existing windows.  So again, before… 
And currently…
Already it feels so much larger!!  I love the smell of sawdust & possibilities.  Now onto the design plan for this space!!  As I mentioned above, they are a looking for a mix of styles with a few nods to their Mid Century home.  Knowing this, I began the design for this space with this stunner of a dining room table from Article.
Walnut MCM goodness, folks.  (and the price is amazing at only $599!)  Now that we had our starting point the design fell together quickly.  A brass statement chandelier, some wishbone dining chairs (with an exciting DIY that will be coming soon!!) and we are looking to ground the space with a graphic rug.  We will also be incorporating one of their existing (& favorite) pieces of art.  A large portrait of Sitting Bull, over the new fireplace.  My favorite thing about this piece is the delicate little butterfly on his hat.  It is all in the details.
Electrical happened last week & now dry wall is scheduled to start soon, so this space will really start coming together.  I will keep you updated on the design for the other spaces as well!  As they are all open to each other, they all have the same underlying style, but we have some fun DIY’s planned as well as some things to consider when creating a custom kitchen.
Happy Monday!!
xo – Kristin