Cottage Update: Dining Room So Far

I’m going to blame my lack of blogging on this totally delicious weather we’ve been having in Philadelphia.  Seriously, the fact that I’m sitting at a computer right now is a true crime.  Here’s hoping I’m really efficient with  my design work for today and get myself in the sun as early as possible.  We have SO many fun projects going on right now  and there is SO much I want to blog about, but I just can’t manage to sit down and spend computer time organizing it all.  Sorry if I sound like a broken record…Spring Fever, I tell you.

Anyway, here are a few snaps of what my dining area is looking like right now… (not at all finished!)

design manfiest dining room and buffet half way

I’m using my Docksta table for now, but it will eventually be replaced by a leggy wood table from my mother.

(It’s being refinished right now.)

design manifest black bamboo rattan chairs

The chairs are two different sets of vintage bamboo and rattan chairs.

I love a good mix and match!

The set on the left were a great score and  just needs to be reupholstered.

The set on the right need a better paint job as I tried out a few colors before settling on black.

Eventually they will both have the same fabric seat cushions.

design manifest dining chair detail- pink showing through

You can see the remains of bubblegum pink from my previous paint job.  Time to get some more spray paint.

design manifest dining room and stairs

Those of you who follow me on instagram or facebook may have seen that I changed out the chandelier this week.

I debated for awhile between a few (see here) and I am SO happy with the results.

I haven’t snapped them proper yet, but you can spy my choice on DM’s facebook page.

That’s all for now.  Have a great weekend!

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  1. I love following your updates. Those black bamboo chairs are great! I love that the style of 2 is different than the other 2.

  2. Love the mismatched chairs. I am also loving your design plan evolve and come together — you are so talented!

  3. Such a great mix of wonderful things to make your space just perfect! I so love your style…:)

    • Naomi

      thanks Sherry!!

  4. Looking good sister. I am in the same work in progress boat as you.

  5. Love seeing your cottage come together! The new light is awesome too. BTW, I thought you might be interested that I’m doing a couple of chairs in Pearl River (in the discontinued red colorway!). I came into a TON of it so give me a holler if you want any of it. 🙂

    • Naomi

      Oh my gosh… so lucky!!

  6. Tiffany

    Pretty amazing even with all the little tweaks that need to be made!

  7. I love a good mix and match, in a dining room, too. I saw the new light on instagram, and it looks fabulous! Can’t wait to see the finished room!

  8. looks good so far. those chairs are great – love that they are similar/different. going to follow on instagram now so I can keep updated!

  9. Jackie

    It’s great how spray paint can instantly make things match! Love the black bamboo look.

  10. Casey

    Hi! I love your blog and your cottage. I’m wondering about your kitchen island. Why did you decide to have it facing so the stools are near your stove? It seems like it would make more sense to flip it 90 degrees and have the stools near the dining room or back door. Maybe it’s a space issue? Or maybe it’s a designery trick I don’t know of? Just wondering. It’s been fun to watch the cottage come together. Thanks for keeping us up to date!

    • Naomi

      Thanks Casey- spatially the island didn’t work the other way. I do most of my prep either on the non-stool side or on the counter next to the stove. But, I purposely got backless stools so that I could push them in and work on that side too, if I wanted.

      I talk more about it in this post

  11. Lovin all of your choices, Naomi. And I have to admit I was wondering about the chandelier….

  12. Everything looks fab! And I did see the new chandy on Facebook this week… looks fab! Go enjoy some fun in the sun for me! I’m stuck indoors studying…

    • Naomi

      Thanks! Boo for studying!

  13. Fatou

    I am really loving your kitchen cabinet color and that black hood is a nice contrast! Beautiful home!

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