It’s hard to believe that we’ve made the move from the east coast – Halifax, Nova Scotia to the west coast – Vancouver, British Columbia and this is my very first blog post since we moved! I had hoped to blog more about our building process but it was extremely chaotic as we were making decisions while living on the other side of the country.
The transition has been a little rough, but I’m happy to say, that we are finally feeling more settled and our house is starting to feel more like our home.
Now that we are more settled in, I’m hoping to blog more often!
ON THAT NOTE – Welcome to our kitchen dining nook. I knew I wanted to tackle this space since our kitchen is *almost complete* and it made sense to focus on this space since it is connected to our kitchen. Our main level is open concept and this space is located within the kitchen area.
While we enjoy an open floor plan it is sometimes challenging when it comes to having everything flow, and also to define certain areas. Rugs are great to help define areas, although rugs under a dining table aren’t for everyone. Another nice way to add texture is through furniture.
Our new house has a more formal dining area and we also have a kitchen dining nook that is used daily. We wanted to have practical + functional furniture for our family with two busy boys (7 + 9 years old). Quality, comfort and a certain aesthetic were important when selecting furniture. This area is where we eat most meals. The darker wood tone compliments our kitchen so nicely and the fabric host chairs add a little texture, and warmth to the room.
We’ve partnered with Urban Barn to complete our kitchen dining area. I’m so pleased with how the space came together.
Designing our kitchen was important to me, so many elements were meticulously thought out, and now, our kitchen dining area compliments the rest of the kitchen beautifully. (full reveal of our kitchen as soon as our panel ready fridge doors are installed. Still waiting on one part!) This area is right in front of our kitchen so I wanted the spaces to flow together and compliment each. The wood tones in the table + chairs look incredible with our cabinetry and other wood accents.
We mixed and matched a couple chairs to add some texture while also making it soft, warm and comfortable for daily use. The Armand Host Chairs and the Clarke Dining Chairs pair nicely with the Gracie Dining Table. I will mention, the wood dining chairs are not a perfect match to the Gracie Dining Table, they are pretty darn close and I’m so happy with each new piece! The table is also extendable which was an important feature for us. We put the Anmoore Console Table on our back wall and it creates the perfect styling moment and a spot for a small table lamp. The rattan Keane Tray and Miska Vase are also from Urban Barn.
Now that our dining nook is complete, it is a nod to the kitchen itself.