dining room design

Our Dining Room Reveal

April 6, 2021

This was the year I resolved to add more color back into our home, and the dining room design is as bold as they come. Since this was a shadowy room, I played off of the moodiness. I knew this would be a space we will share many family meals and birthday dinners, so I wanted it to be fun as well as timeless.

(Photos by Joseph Bradshaw)

dining room wallpaper

While wallpaper can quickly date a space, I knew I would never tire of this Juniper Forest pattern by Rifle Paper co. Even the kids think it’s pretty cool. You can almost scratch and sniff the goodness! Many wallpaper patterns have a smaller scaled pattern that tends to visually shrink wall space, but this design was large and in charge. Since Rifle Paper Co. makes higher quality paper, the application was actually easier. The thick paper is more forgiving when trying to align on the wall. They have a removable paper option as well. We chose the standard wallpaper since in our experience it has been easier to apply than removable. (Not without it’s challenges of course.)

After quite a few hurdles to find 8 dining room chairs in the style we needed, I landed on these. I originally was hoping to make a thrifted set work, but there were only 6 chairs, and we will in fact need 9 eventually. I fell in love with these discounted chairs and could not for the life of me find enough. The set we ended up with is very similar, and turns out they are the most comfortable dining chairs we have ever tried. I think the dark fabric will serve us well when it comes to kids!

floral wallpaper
family dining table

We worked with a talented local woodworker named Liam to make this family size table. It’s about 70 inches wide and quite a beauty isn’t it? I am so grateful for his hard work, and creating a piece that will last us for years to come.

Since photos were taken we had our floors re-stained so it’s time to re-paint the shoe moulding! We would like to add a casing to the doorway as well. My next goal is to paint the first floor in tones that will work with all of the color we are pulling in.

We had Easter brunch and dinner in here over the weekend, and looking around the round table at so many faces I loved was the best way to celebrate this room being finished!

Wallpaper – Rifle Paper Co. c/o
Chandelier (sold out but similar here) (use their email discount code!)
Curtain Rod
Table: Custom (similar here)
Paint: In the Midnight Hour by Benjamin Moore

Photos by Joseph Bradshaw

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  • Very nice, indeed. A bit darker than my own taste, but beautiful all the same. My own home is full of color and I love it. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Anna Liesemeyer

      Thank you Karen! I have always loved color, and I was so happy to be able to use some bold color and pattern here:)

  • T.L. Russell

    The makeover is classy and rich looking. You both did a great job.

  • Thought I saw fabric matching wallpaper on cushions in one of the picturres.If so what is manufacturers name and pattern info. Thankyou Barbara

    • Anna Liesemeyer

      Hi Barbara – Maybe it was the second hand chairs I was originally hoping to use? They had a cross stitched floral center, but since they were vintage I couldn’t find a maker name. Sorry about that!

  • Canaan Stevens

    Hey Anna! It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with you. I’m no longer on instagram, so I don’t get to “see” you as often as I used to. So excited for y’all and getting ready to welcome a new baby into your family! Congratulations.

  • Informative post! Thanks a lot for sharing this informative post with us.

  • Hello,

    Absolutely fell in love with your design as seen on Pinterest! Looking to do something similar to our dining room and was wondering if you have any links for the chandelier? The current one doesn’t not work unfortunately. Beautiful job and hope you’re still enjoying it!
    Thank you!

  • This is just beautiful and I am grateful for the tip about 50% saturation for ceiling paint. Did you use flat or eggshell? We have eggshell on walls… Thank you!

  • I just saw this on Pinterest and had to click over because I used the same wallpaper in the bathroom in our guesthouse! I love the paint you paired it with – I ended up getting a custom color from SW based on the wallpaper but In the Midnight looks like a perfect match! And your table is an absolute STUNNER!

  • Anna, two years later I am still inspired by this design! Would love to know where you got the chandelier/your suggestion for a similar one. Currently the link just redirects me back to this page. Thanks!

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