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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:

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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.

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

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I found it at Providence, a cute local shop that I wrote about last week on Averill’s blog. 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.

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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 house in Seattle, 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. I decided to try it here because the space is pretty large and the round table didn’t seem substantial enough for it. I think it works much better.

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)

Written by FROM THE RIGHT BANK

62 Comments

brett | design babyl

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!

b
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Terry

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.

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Mary @ Room Polish

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!
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PS~Erin

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

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Lissa @ After Adornm

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!
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Jane Flanagan

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.

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Ren

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!

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casey@loft&cottage

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!

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Heather

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.
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Piper

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!!
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Milk and Honey Home

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!
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Leigha

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!
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Emily

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

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Charlotta

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
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Jacqueline

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

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Lesley @ TheDesignFi

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!
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ampersand-design.blo

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

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Brenda

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

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Ally

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. :)

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pretty pink tulips

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!!!
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Janell Beals

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
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Michelle

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.

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Olivia

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??

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Olivia

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?
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Splendid Willow

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
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