Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Big Switch.

Ever since we moved the girls' bedroom into the playroom we've had a bit of a dilemma. Our flat screen was mounted over the fireplace and the new bunkbeds made it all too easy for Kai peek into the family room and watch tv from the top bunk of her bed.

So, my dad (who is shockingly helpful with interior design) suggested we do a little moving around in our house. His recommendation? Flip the family room and dining room.

And switch we did.

The Dining Room Before
(it should be noted that the section beyond the wall divider on the left was turned into a sewing room a looong time ago and doesn't factor into the whole dining room layout)

Same Space, Different Use

The best part? Our new dining room is looking beautiful! Our old family room was bigger and has an awesome painted brick fireplace. So perfect for entertaining friends and family at our dinner parties. In fact, I can barely resist the urge to get this table. I'll be posting pics of it as soon as I get our new cupboard from Eddy West!

Tackle It Tuesday Meme


Homesteader in Training said...

That looks great. Don't you love it when you can just make a switch like that and make it look completely different?

Jodi said...

WoW!! Great tackle!!

BarbaraLee said...

Does that mean your kitchen is father away from your dining room?

DreadedRafifi said...

Actually, our kitchen is now closer to the dinning room. And we're heavily considering knocking through part of a wall to make a pass through from kitchen to dinning area. Maybe a bar? I'm not sure what's next but the nesting is kicking in pretty heavily. lol.

Maddy said...

What a fabulous home.
Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Oh, that came out great!

Carey said...

What a gorgeous and cozy room! I bet curling up on that couch in front of the TV is easy to do. And is that a Klimt print on the wall? I love it!

Heather said...

That is great. Your home is simply stunning.

Katie said...

I love it!

Rae said...

Wow, I love it! It looks so different! I love making space more effective for the family that lives in it! Awesome job Baba! :)