Dining room reveal!

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One of the best (and hardest!) parts of moving into a new home is deciding how you want each room to look! I honestly went back and forth with this room – do we want a formal dining room? Should I just turn this into an office? Maybe I'll stick a grand piano in there (ha!) but ultimately, this is what we decided to do.

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Our eat-in kitchen table is pretty small and we love having guests over for dinner, so a formal dining room was the final decision. BUT I didn't want it to feel super formal and stuffy, I wanted it to be inviting and happy and casual enough that anyone could walk right in and feel at home. Yes, even our littlest friends.

My super talented friend Jen from House Collected came up with the concept for this room and I am so happy with everything she helped me find! She just gets me. And I've wasted WAY less money buying stuff that I don't like and either have to waste even more time returning or figuring out what to do with because I can't return it. She is amazing and really affordable if you need e-design help!

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Obviously with these upholstered chairs we were taking a bit of a risk with them getting dirty, but we only let adults sit on those and so far they've held up beautifully! My favorite part of this room I think are the painted white chairs. They are even prettier in person and EVERYONE who comes over compliments us on them. Well I mean almost everyone. Maybe not the 21 year olds selling pest control but you know what I mean. 🙂

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I absolutely love the feel of this beachy artwork. It makes the room feel really calm and relaxed and happy.

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These vases are no longer available (so sorry!!) but I found some similar ones I love for under $20 here and here. And the flowers are in a good old mason jar 😉

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The vase I used for my roses is sadly sold out and I searched for a couple hours (literally) with absolutely no dupes, but I did find this one that's sort of similar and really pretty AND under $30!

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So what do you guys think? Are you for or against a formal dining room? I'd love to know your thoughts!

Seagrass Basket
Beachy artwork
Beige upholstered chairs
White painted chairs
Linen Drapery Panels
Grey Sideboard
Lamp
Rug
Vases (sold out), similar under $20 here and here
Large vase sold out, similar

Next up we'll be showing our kitchen remodel! You can see more of our home here:

Ani's land of nod bedroom
Master bedroom makeover
Lyla's nursery tour
Living room reveal

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls (and soon to be baby boy!) and run a blog and business with 8 total team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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