This spring, I’m pleased to partner with Urban Barn to redesign my dining room into a space that we can #livein. The goal: achieving an area where we can enjoy our meals, spend time together as a family, help the little guys with homework, whip out a laptop or tablet, colour and get crafty, mix cookie dough… in essence, creating a room that is full of zest and happiness – not one that exists solely on display.
“Homes are evolving to accommodate the ever-changing ways in which Canadians are living in their homes”, says Candice Laughlin, architecture & home design expert, Urban Barn.
Nine in ten current Canadian homeowners recently surveyed stated their childhood living space and current living space differ in some way:
– 89% consider a blend of comfort and style as the perfect décor for the living area;
– 76% prefer their family’s living space have a more ‘causal’ feel as compared to their childhood home;
– 85% value multi-purpose and multi-functional furniture in their family living space.
Multi-purpose and multi-functional furniture. YES.
So we all know that the best part of redesigning a room is choosing the furnishings, of course! Hence, before I go ahead and show you my brand new, functional living room that is totally lived in already, here are just some of the pieces that I simply couldn’t resist (photos not to scale):
Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
Wylan Dinnerware Set, $79.00; You’re Just Like Bacon Block, $49.00; Brigette Vases, $22.00 – $36.00
Chateau Extension Dining Table, $1,399.00
Sensa Candles, $9.00 – $12.00; Echo Wall Clock, $249.00; Vintage Pillar Candleholders, $19.00 each
Chateau Bench, $499.00; Chateau Sideboard, $1,199.00
Ashworth Wine Rack, $39.00; Miko Collection – Orange, $5.00 – $12.00 per piece
I can’t wait to show you my new dining room! Stick around… I *may* just have a sweet giveaway for you!