Now that little Ford is 2 months old, we’re settled into a routine and I’m feeling more confident as a mother. I’m so grateful for my husband, who is such a big help with the baby and around the house after I’ve spent a long day caring for our little guy. Being a stay at home mom is more work than I anticipated and I have even more respect for mothers of multiple children, mothers who work and juggle a family at home and single mothers who don’t have the consistent help of a partner. My in-laws have also been a major help in babysitting Ford during my maternity leave, which has allowed me to jump back into exercising, meeting up with friends and continue working with clients on their homes.
Back in October, I shared with you a bedroom project I was working on for a client based in Arlington. While that room is still underway, I wanted to share the design concept we’ve agreed upon for their beautiful dining room, which we hope to tackle this summer!
The couple already purchased a gorgeous crystal rectangle pendant chandelier, which will be the focal piece of the room. The chandelier sets the tone for the entire space and the couple agree that they want the room to be glamorous and formal, as it will be the room they will most gather in when entertaining.
The couple enjoy a mix of traditional and contemporary pieces and I think this approach will mix the two tastes beautifully. I love the look of navy blue velvet dining chairs with a brass metal base. I also look forward to adding a contemporary-style buffet to the room, as there is an interesting alcove in the back of the space that needs a purpose.
What do you think of our approach? I’m incredibly excited to get started!