It's funny how you can fall in love with something at first sight for completely different reasons than you do upon second glance. The dining room area of the house was my least favorite room when we first saw it - it seemed awkwardly placed, even off putting - the one room in the house I found questionable.
Table, benches, chair and non-bookcase bookcase found at obscure sidewalk sales, consignment shops and swap-meets. Round mirror from Ikea, formerly on our old bedroom wall.
photo is of my friend, Brooke. Took it of her in Greece, 2003
The dining room has become, not only my favorite room in the house, but everyone's favorite household destination. It's where we eat and draw and make new things out of old things and compute and discuss and throw our bags down at the end of the day.
It is also the room where we hang the family portrait:
Unfortunately, I'll need to get our "Family Portrait" reprinted because of poor cropping. Photo is also in desperate need of a massively gaudy frame.
(Hal represents the both of us in this picture.)
place-mats for summer
This is the heart of our living space, surrounded on all sides, by doorways that lead to other rooms.
Eventually, I'd like to find a lovely rug for under the table and some massive clay pots for indoor plants to jungle-ize the space but for now? It feels just right as it is. Especially in the early evening when the room fills with a special kind of light.