Scandinavian Dining Room Style

As you know from Instagram, last month I got the best happy mail ever!

Article generously sent me their Madera oak dining table and complementing Ecole dining chairs in mist grey for my once dark dungeon of a dining room. Now, with a fresh coat of white paint, and a brand new oak dining set, I can honestly say my dining room dilemma is finally resolved.

Lately, I’ve found myself drawn back to my childhood love for all things Scandinavian. And because there is only one source of natural light from the window, I knew I needed something light and clean with minimal lines.

So when I saw the Madera table, I knew it was it.

I am really excited to share why I love this dining room transformation.

On Instagram I am limited to showing you one complete look but many times the details can’t be highlighted and I sincerely get bummed! Luckily, here on my blog, I can share all the deets.

What I love about this table is that it’s not plainly rectangle. The design is quite exquisite. From the beveled edges to the center divide with a black metal rod underneath, there is intentional thought.

Scandinavian design is known for its specific focus and intentions. As of late, the word hygge has become synonymous with comfort and home decor. Hygge House writes, “Hygge literally only requires a conscious appreciation, a certain slowness, and the ability to not just be present – but recognize and enjoy the present.”

Welp, I didn’t set out to be hygge about my dining room but looking back, that is what I have been searching all along. Funny how life imitates art!

The Ecole chairs are extremely comfortable and the height is just right. Everyone who has sat them in so far hasn’t wanted to leave. No lying’!

Since I am obsessed with styling, I feel the need to mention how easy this table was to style! The clean lines leaned right into my love for California Casual vibes.

My favorite dining room table styling pieces:

1. Plants and pretty artisan pots.

2. Rustic linens and aged silverware.
3. And small touches like this crystal. 

My sigh of relief for this space is beyond anything I can describe in words. For ten years, TEN!! I have been stumped, frustrated and just plain done with the dark space.

Now all I hear is the prelude to the Sound of Music with me singing at the top of my lungs!

No, I am not being dramatic. Well, ok I am an Aries. You gotta allow me to be a bit dramatic, mmkay?

Truly Satisfied with Design

As spring approaches, hosting Easter brunch here would be the perfect time introduction to my friends and family to this light and bright space. What do you think? Diggin’ the new light wood trend? Obvy I am and it is here to stay!

Happy day!


This post was sponsored by Article. However, all opinions are my own. I love sharing what is true to my aesthetics and what helps you choose and style a great dining space. Thank you for your support!





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  1. Love, love, love that dining room table. Agree 100% about how the beveled edge…while being an easily overlooked aspect of the design…transforms it into something special.

    Well done

    Posted 3.5.18 Reply