I like to spend too much time day-dreaming about how our new house will look when it’s all done. Like 10 years from now, when the stress and pressure of building is far behind us and there are no more projects and we are just bored and enjoying the fruits of our labor.
Hey. A girl can dream.
It’s been a while since I’ve given a house update. Not for lack of progress, I assure you. Ryan’s been working his tail off and hopes to begin plastering soon.
While I wait, I’ve been dreaming about the various rooms of the house. I thought I’d share some of the inspiration here.
First up – the dining room. This is basically an open space and bump-out between the kitchen and living room.
It’s about 11 feet wide, so not gigantic. But more than enough space for a large table and chairs.
This will be a hard-working space – where we’ll eat all of our meals, entertain, play games, and do crafts and projects together.
So, I immediately knew I wanted to have banquette seating in from of those beautiful large windows. (Seriously – the views out these windows are incredible – with wonderful sunset views.)
A banquette bench provides a lot of seating and also provides a great amount of storage space below. (I’m thinking it will be perfect for art supplies, office stuff and overflow. Plus, a bench takes up less real estate than chairs (with the space needed around them).
I’ve seen so many beautiful banquets that I’m smitten with … here are a few favorites.
Coastal cottage seating via Sarah Richardson
Banquette at Christmas via The Wood Grain Cottage
Large banquette via Better Homes & Gardens
Window bench via Assortment
Window seat and shelves by House Updated (I love it all. Seriously – it’s perfection.)
And here are some other details I see coming together …
Arturo chandelier via Ballard Designs (I purchased in July for $250.) | Windsor chairs via Amazon | Pine farm table
So, just a little dining room dreaming for your hump day.