Dining Room Reno!

Alex and I have lived in our home for over a year now and I’ve finally finished decorating the dining room complete with new paint and wall decor.

We started with two white walls and one already painted wall.  I kept the green/gray speckled wall and went with a dark teal in Peacock Plume for the other two walls.

 It was listed as a historic color and I thought my history buff husband would appreciate the nod 🙂 .  It turned out awesome and I was drawn to these peacock pillows from One Kings Lane to add the subtle theme.

 I love the lighthearted yet grown up feel they have.

The pièce de résistance is definitely this mirror from Ballard Designs that was recommended via Emily A Clark’s blog.

Then, of course, I needed some actual art.  Here are three pieces from local artist, Elizabeth Fraser of Fraser Art Studio.

Mackworth Island and Wolfe’s Neck Farm


Munjoy Hill

These pieces are especially important to me because they are of where I had my second date with my husband, where we got married, and our first Portland 4th of July together.

And in this corner…we have a cute little cabinet with a few samples of my maternal grandmother’s china.  We didn’t have room to display the whole set- it’s probably safer this way.  Especially since this lovely dining room becomes our pub on some weekend nights.

And finally, the farmer’s table.  I got this and the cabinet from Cherished Possessions in South Portland.

I love that place- I have several pieces from there and am always excited to see what they have.  It should be called the danger zone- except that they are actually reasonably priced so it’s not too dangerous for the bottom line.  The benches were a lucky find at Home Goods- another favorite!

I’m very pleased with the results- now to test ‘er out!  Just in time for the holidays!

Walter is happy to have access to this room again too 🙂

Lauren Lear

About Lauren Lear

Virginian to Mainiac, I moved to Maine for a photo internship with Aurora Photos and stayed because I met the man I would marry after winking at him on Match.com. My photo business, Lola Studios, is where I pursue my love of fantasy photography using makeup and props to create alternate realities for my clients. I started this blog a little over a year ago to share the wedding prep, diy, food, and family experiences that I had. To bring you up to speed, my husband Alex and I bought a home, got married, went on our honeymoon, hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas back to back (never again ;) ), I turned 30 (never again :( ), we went to London to celebrate our first married year, and we got a puppy, Walter! That’s about it! I hope you’ll join me to see what unfolds next. Enjoy!