Kitchen Eat-In Reveal


Today I’d like to show you the eat-in space of our kitchen. To make it more dramatic, let’s see what it used to look like first. As some of you may recall, this was the light that was there when we moved in:


Changing it was one of the first things I wanted to do but I couldn’t decide on one/find one that I liked. But I also couldn’t stand looking at what was there so we removed it and this is how the eat-in area has looked for the past several months.


Pretty bare. Well I finally found the light I wanted and we installed it over the weekend:


I found it at Providence, a cute local shop and the owner told me she found it in Florence. It also appeared in a photo shoot in – I think she said – Southern Living. Those aren’t the reasons I bought it but it’s always fun when there’s a story behind a piece.


It’s so nice to finally have a light over the table! I plan on getting small round bulbs for it but I had these lying around.

You may have noticed that I changed the dining table too. We bought this farmhouse table for the dining room in our last house, which was a long rectangular room. It was from a local woodworking shop there. But for some reason, it never looked quite right in that room so I ended up using it in my studio. But I decided to try it here because the space is pretty large and the round table didn’t seem substantial enough for it.

For new readers, here is a complete source list for everything you see:

Light: Providence
Chairs: Arne Jacobsen Series 7 from Fritz Hansen
Plates: Crate & Barrel (I don’t see this style on their site anymore.)
Pitcher/Vase: Sentou (Paris)
Napkins: Anthropologie
Purple Stalks in Vase: Whole Foods (Does anyone know what they are? They look black in the photos but they’re actually a dark violet.)

Next, I need to tidy up the office area of the kitchen and then the kitchen will finally be finished!

Did you tackle any projects over the weekend?

(Photos: From the Right Bank)

62 comments on “Kitchen Eat-In Reveal”

  1. The space looks great! I love the farmhouse table in the eat-in space too 🙂 All the light that floods the room is awesome, I could sit here all day.

    Still working on my home office (sooooo many projects, so little time), I hope to post some progress pics soon.

    Happy Monday!

    .-= brett | design babylon interiors´s last post ..bon weekend! =-.

  2. Belly says:

    Beautiful, and the table is gorgeous, too.

  3. Terry says:

    Excellent. I'm pretty sure I saw your chandelier in the store. I live 3 blocks from Providence. It's like a little museum. They do great new window displays about once a month, a real credit to the neighborhood. Right now it has a French bulldog theme. They have a giant mirror in there that I pine for – not for sale.

  4. Maria says:

    Ally, you nailed it with this chandelier, exquisite, just breathtaking and perfect for the space!!
    .-= Maria´s last post ..Weekend review =-.

  5. De-licious!!! I love what you did with the room. The chandelier: gorgeous. The table: perfect for the space. The chairs: fun and beautiful—clearly a designer had her hands on this room!
    .-= Mary @ Room Polish´s last post ..Bedroom Redo =-.

  6. Jade says:

    Love the new light! The whole area looks great!

  7. Rachael says:

    Oh Ally!! I love everything! The table, the chairs, the light! Gorgeous!!
    .-= Rachael´s last post ..Fashion Fantasies =-.

  8. PS~Erin says:

    It looks awesome, and I do love a good story. Your chairs look so great with that wood table. Turned out great!

  9. Nice transformation! Great pendant and I also love the large farm table…brings in some warmth.

    I wish I had made this much progress this weekend. I was working on painting my dining credenza but didn't get finished…so it sits.

    Have a great week!
    .-= Lissa @ After Adornment´s last post ..All The Pretty Colors =-.

  10. Ally it looks great, love what you have done, perfection!
    .-= Helena – A Diary of Lovely´s last post ..Africa calling =-.

  11. Ally, it looks amazing! Love the table set up with the light. As Helena said above, it is pure perfection!
    .-= Caitlin @ Sacramento Street´s last post ..10 Things That Make Me Happy- Deliciously Organized =-.

  12. Well done! That new light fitting has a dramatic airiness that's such a contrast to the clutter of the previous one.

  13. g. says:

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  14. Ally this is amazing! My favourite part is the dark contrast of those stalks… they add such an edge and contrast to the space. Your taste is absolutely flawless.

  15. Ren says:

    Looks fantastic- So alive now.

    It feels so good when you don’t settle and end up finding exactly what you want/need!

    Have a great day!

  16. Love it!! What a change, it looks like a picture out of a magazine. Aren’t you glad you waited for the perfect light?

  17. Ally, the chandelier is so delicate yet substantial and so perfect for the room. Gorgeous! I love the farm table too. And of course, the French doors and all that light don’t hurt! The room looks great!

  18. Beautiful chandelier. It’s perfect for your space. Love the table as well. Bravo!

  19. Heather says:

    Wow, I love the chandelier hanging from the ceiling, specially against the white of the walls. Wow! Great job!

    I think I just fell in love with the light.
    .-= Heather´s last post ..Dutchism =-.

  20. i love the mix of styles used in this space. it looks fantastic! yes, i just finished restoring a mid century desk i scored at a garage sale, so that was pretty exciting. i posted the before/afters on friday!
    .-= alison@semi-fab lane´s last post ..clothesure- fantasy monday =-.

  21. Lauren says:

    looks so good ally!!! I love how effortlessly you mix styles. your trademark. LOVE IT!!
    .-= Lauren´s last post ..Debra &amp Scentimental Gardens =-.

  22. Gina says:

    I love it! The light fixture makes such an amazing difference. Great choice.

  23. Alison says:

    Love love love that light. Looks gorgeous Ally!
    .-= Alison´s last post ..I love these “Currently Into” illustrations by =-.

  24. It’s gorgeous! I love how the eat-in area is soft white, not too crispy and very warm!
    .-= Ludmila {}´s last post ..Serbian Made- Danijela Momić =-.

  25. Lucy says:

    Ally!! I’m loving it!! It’s very nice, specially the chandellier, so modern and minimal look! Great job 😀
    .-= Lucy´s last post ..Stéphane Bidault =-.

  26. I love the chandelier and the new style of the room! I rectangular table looks great in the space.
    .-= Things That Inspire´s last post ..Architect Bill Litchfields stunning new website =-.

  27. Ally, it's looking PERFECT!! Love the Scandinavian chairs (of course), but the chandelier and the farm table totally makes the room!! (and I'm dying over the lighting, I've spent WEEKS trying to get some good shots of my laundry room)


    .-= Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic´s last post ..Back from my Norwegian summer vacation =-.

  28. Easier for mr to go to Sentou Paris to get the water pot than to the other shops but anyway it's everything nice.

    Have a nice week.

    .-= le banc moussu´s last post ..Cogiter- travailler-réfléchir- travailler encore- revenir =-.

  29. Cristina says:

    It’s a lovely dining area, brava 🙂 The rectangular table looks more suitable for the space, and the pendant is beautiful.
    .-= Cristina´s last post ..Glittering light sculptures by Loemen =-.

  30. Piper says:

    There’s so much I LOVE about your space…first that you have an eat-in area, that’s so nice!! But the chandelier is perfect for the farm table (I LOVE those). All the white and wood is so perfect and chic. Beautiful!!
    .-= Piper´s last post ..utilitarian chic =-.

  31. Stunning !!!! I love the pairing of your chairs and table, and that light fixture? Swoon !! Your view is incredible, those paned windows take my breath away !
    .-= Kate at Centsational Girl´s last post ..Painted Trellis Wall =-.

  32. Christiana says:

    Oh my, wow, that lighting is perfect!!!

  33. Will says:

    Wow! What a space! I love all the natural light and the new light fitting goes really well with the scheme. Thanks for sharing your space, Ally!
    .-= Will´s last post ..10 Things I Learned This Weekend =-.

  34. Jane says:

    Yes I think that table works brilliantly, the glass one was a bit light which is surprising because objectively you would think it would work. Looks divine, just gorgeous.
    .-= Jane´s last post ..A bit of pattern on the floor =-.

  35. Brismod says:

    Very tasteful. I like how you meld styles into one. Love it.
    .-= Brismod´s last post ..The deck =-.

  36. Just dreamy, Ally! It looks like the room had such good bones with those vertical boards, too. I am love with everything…the light, the contrasting table…so sunny and lovely. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Milk and Honey Home´s last post ..Los Angeles Dry Bar =-.

  37. K-Line says:

    What a great space!!
    .-= K-Line´s last post ..Overhaul =-.

  38. The Zhush says:

    OH Wow! This looks so amazing! What a great job!
    .-= The Zhush´s last post ..Giveaway- Rugs USA =-.

  39. Jesse says:

    I love this space Ally! Beautiful job! Love the table, Love the chairs, Love the lighting, perfect!
    .-= Jesse´s last post ..Happy Anniversary =-.

  40. Leigha says:

    Your dining space is perfection! All the details really add to the overall look. The napkins are adorable. Everytime I find something I love they end up leading to Anthropologie.

    Great weekend project. I did yard work all weekend. I have nothing glorious and shiny and perfect to show for that. Just lots of mosquito bites. Boo!
    .-= Leigha´s last post ..Reveries and resumes =-.

  41. how beautiful! i look forward to my invite to brunch *smile*
    .-= Erika@BluLabel Bungalow´s last post ..A GIRLS BEDROOM IN THE GARDEN =-.

  42. One word….LOVE! That fixture is amazing, what a perfect choice for your space. I love your table and chairs as well. Fabulous!

    .-= Nancy@marcusdesign´s last post wall or art shelves =-.

  43. love the new chandelier and your table from Seattle. You are really making the space your own!

    .-= cristin @ simplified bee´s last post ..Celebrating Summer Garden Accessories =-.

  44. Emily says:

    That kitchen makes me want to move to Atlanta. Gorgeous space –and made even more gorgeous by the lamp!

  45. Charlotta says:

    Ally it looks amazing! I love the balance of white vs wood, and of course all that natural light! A Swedish girl's dream really!! x

    I think the way you teamed up the Arne Jacobsen chairs with the light is fantastic. The curves really compliment each other, and the darker wood in the table really sets them off.

    A job very well done. Would expect nothing less from you my friend.

    xx Charlotta
    .-= Charlotta´s last post ..Beautiful blogs =-.

  46. Jacqueline says:

    You have found the perfect light fitting for over your dining table. It fits in beautifully with the table and chairs and, I love the full length windows and doors. They must give you so much light. Something that I don't have in my Victorian house. There is never that much light in old houses.

    You have done it so well and it looks great. XXXX

  47. I absolutely love it. It's so beautiful. I particularly love the farmhouse table with the modern chairs. That's my favorite look.

    I'd love to include a photo or two in my Sunday blog roundup and link back to you. What do you think?

    Thanks for a great post and beautiful design. You definitely need to get on Design Star!
    .-= Lesley @ TheDesignFile´s last post ..Add whimsy to your home with a swing indoors! =-.

  48. I love your room. It is just stunning and the chandelier you have is perfect in every way for that space. The "new" old table is also a great addition to the space.

    With regards to the light bulbs, I actually like the ones you have in the pic. In my opinion, they seem to play up the beautiful long lines and curves of your chandelier more than round ones would.

    Sandy K

  49. It looks amazing, Ally! Totally magazine worthy!

  50. Brenda says:

    Stunning transformation! The new lighting and farmhouse table is perfect for the space. I love the pitcher also.

  51. Ally says:

    Thank you all so much!!!

    Mary: I'm not a designer but I certainly don't mind being mistaken for one!

    Ren and Blue Hydrangea: These are times I'm so glad I've learned to be patient. 🙂

  52. I love how you "hipped up" your eat in area!!! I finally got some great metal/bamboo chairs but need to get some new cushions that can be spill-proof. With 2 boys, the existing cushions just aren't cutting it.

    My big accomplishment was to have the carpets cleaned. Sounds silly but it made a HUGE difference! And, I am able to move a family piece (sofa) to a cousin in TX – allowing me to totally/change the look of my family room!!!
    .-= pretty pink tulips´s last post ..Lavender Haze =-.

  53. Tonia says:

    It's Simple Fabulous. I really love the chandelier, it making a statement in this room.
    .-= Tonia´s last post ..Remembering and guest blogging =-.

  54. Janell Beals says:

    Just beautiful, whenever you show pictures of your home I'm amazed at the styling and decorating you have done, but also the wonderful architecture of the home. The paneled walls add so much to this space and the windows and their casing are just so classically beautiful. If I were to show up in Atlanta you know I'd be knocking at your door requesting (demanding!) a tour. Janell
    .-= Janell Beals´s last post ..Sneak Peek – A Clients Multi-Tasking Bonus Room =-.

  55. Michelle says:

    I love it, you knocked it out of the park lady, stunning! You are remdining me that I need to get over to Providence and look around, in the top two of fave shopping spots in the city, my hubs used to work upstairs from that store, it as pretty dangerous.

  56. paula says:

    It's gorgeous! I have yet to find the perfect light for over our dining table since I moved it into the sunroom.
    .-= paula´s last post ..The Donnely House =-.

  57. Olivia says:

    Hi Ally, that's exactly my vision for my future dining table.. an old rustic table with arne jacobson chairs- they look great! I do really like those chairs and have only sat on them for short periods at a time… my hubby is not convinced they are comfortable for a full dinner sitting.. I've seen replica's of this in leather (West Elm has got em). So my question, if you have a chance to answer, are those chairs really comfortable for long dinners with close friends??

  58. Olivia says:

    oh and i forgot, apart from loving everything that you did with your space, I love the choice of plants.. I haven't seen that particular leaf in Wholefoods..I think it's called monstera leaves?
    .-= Olivia´s last post ..No Soup for YOU! =-.

  59. looks awesome!!! perfect for the space.
    .-= my favorite and my best´s last post ..more of this kitchen apartment place =-.

  60. Amy says:

    I love the contrast between the clean white chairs, the farmhouse table and the light fixture. The styling looks great too!
    .-= Amy´s last post ..Flowers of the week- Nostalgic =-.

  61. It looks absolutely gorgeous, Ali!!

    It must be so good to feel like you house is really starting to feel like home… I'm glad. It looks beautiful.


    .-= Vintage Simple´s last post ..A dream grows in Brooklyn =-.

  62. Ally! Love it! Seriously. Perfect! I can't even categorize it. Scandinavian chic with an international twist, perhaps? No! It is Ally!

    You nailed it! (Wish I had those chairs. And the chandelier, and.. All I have is the pitcher !(:

    A warm hug to you. Enjoy your vacation.

    ox, Mon
    .-= Splendid Willow´s last post ..Art Haven Where My Design Style Started =-.

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