My Contemporary Dining Room Reveal

My Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels

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I have been planning on redoing my dining room for years.  I had a very dark brown (almost black) and small table.  It was also SO heavy that it took at least 2 people to move it.  And the wood also scratched so easily.  It wasn’t kid friendly at all.  When I started finally working on my contemporary dining room a few months ago, I knew I wanted it to be comfortable but still polished.  I wanted it to also be modern, have lots of storage space and feel open and inviting.  I had been toying with the idea of doing a banquette for quite some time.  And I’m SO happy I did.  It is absolutely perfect!  Leighton loves sitting on it and calls it her booth (like when we eat out at restaurants.)  It is comfortable with the throw pillows added to it, but we still have chairs for guests too.  We can now fit 7 people comfortably when before we could only fit about 4 comfortably.  I love how large our new table is!

We ordered 3 leaning vertical bookcases.  You are easily able to mount them to the wall, so I don’t have to worry about Leighton playing in the dining room with lots of heavy and tall furniture.  Our contemporary living room bookcase has lots of storage room.  I previously had a dark wooden bookcase in here so I knew I wanted another bookcase to display some of my favorite colorful vases.  These work out perfectly and give me plenty of room to store and display some of my favorite pieces.  I use baskets on the bottom shelves to store household items like envelopes, tape, etc.
One of my favorite other pieces in our new contemporary dining room is definitely our new buffet.  I’ve never had a buffet before but have always considered having one.  Now that Shane and I have a daughter and a large extended family, I think a buffet is nice to store some of our nicer dinnerware and serveware (now we that actually have some haha!)  = )  We have already been sitting in there some which is more than I could ever say for our dining room with our old furniture in it!  I love how bright and spacious our contemporary dining room looks and feels too.  The room perfectly holds the larger table easily.  I am SO happy with how everything turned out.  What is your home décor style?  Let me know what you think about our new contemporary dining room in the comments below.  = )
My Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High HeelsMy Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels
My Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High HeelsMy Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels
My Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High HeelsMy Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels
My Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels
My Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High HeelsMy Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels
My Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels
My Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High HeelsMy Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels
My Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High HeelsMy Contemporary Dining Room Reveal by style blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels

 

  1. Vickie

    Even though I prefer more traditional, I do love this contemporary design. I love the white clean look. That banquet is lovely!

  2. It is so beautiful, Laura! I love that you added a bench on one side. It really adds something!
    –Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

  3. Your dining room looks amazingggg! I love the bookcases so much!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

  4. It looks so gorgeous!!! Love the art and all the white!

    – Mary
    http://www.MissMaryPowers.com

  5. This looks really good Laura! I really love those bookcases and the prints!

    -Kim
    http://www.kpfusion.com

  6. What abeautiful decor <3
    Vaishali
    http://www.vivaciouswish.com

  7. Your dining room looks AMAZING! I love that shelving unit and all your decor is so pretty!

    xoxo,
    Kim

  8. What a great room!! I am in love with that buffet and how you styled it!

    Xx Taylor
    http://lightscameracatwalk.com/

  9. This is so stinking cute! I absolutely love seeing how you've decorated your house.

    xx, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

  10. what a gorgeous dining room and i love how you styled the bookcases!

    kileen
    cute & little

  11. The space turned out absolutely beautiful! Love how everything came together.

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

  12. What a cute dining room! Love the bookshelve and the pops of color throughout.
    XO,
    Mei

  13. I love this so much!

  14. Laura, this is FABULOUS!!! I especially love your bookshelf, I need it in my life!!!

    xx, Chanda
    http://www.mschanda.com

  15. Serious dining room goals right here! I absolutely love the leaning shelves and the buffet with the plant on it!

  16. How fun is your shelving? Such a great space.
    April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.com

  17. I would have never thought to decorate in this way, but you nailed it! Love the white!

    Jamaria | http://throughjamseyes.com

  18. It turned out great- so light and airy!!

    Xo, Kristina

  19. Really pretty dining room but why do you have wall to wall carpet in a dining room?

    • Thank you! Around here it is standard for holders to put in wall to wall carpeting through the entire house. While we agsolaiely esnt yo put in hardwood it just isn't in the budget yet. But hopefully one day! We hate carpet lol!

  20. Obsessed with this! Modern is so my jam and I love your color scheme!

    xx,

    Lacey
    The Glitter Gospel

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