Our new-ish dining room

Hubby and I are so pleased with ourselves: our dining room refurbishment is now almost complete and all we need now to do is to source new crockery and placemats for it. Readers of my blog may know that we have been very busy early this year choosing the flooring and furniture for the dining room. Actually, it is only opened for breakfast, but we have always call it a dining room for some reason instead of a breakfast room.

Here is what our dining room looked like before we made the changes. Take a look at the inglenook where you will see a number of items, including a plant which has now been given another home and Peter Rabbit.

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The dining room inglenook at Blenheim Lodge.

The inglenook is barer now and looking a lot less crowded. Although the walls look similar in colour, we had actually repainted them as well as the rest of the room. However, we left the wallpaper alone since it is still good, and we love its pretty pattern.

Our new dining room furniture featuring solid oak chairs and tables, specially made for us to order.

Our new dining room furniture featuring solid oak chairs and tables, specially made for us to order.

We chose the furniture and fabric for the chairs based on the colour scheme already in the dining room. I had been in touch with many fabric manufacturers and requested lots of swatches before deciding on this one, which is wipeable and, of course, fire retardant. The tables were left unstained in their natural oak hues but the chairs were stained a light oak tint for contrast.

The oak floor we finally chose required as much deliberation as the oak furniture. Both had to go well together but we found it impossible to tell whether they would match up simply by imagining it. Thus, it took a leap a faith to imagine in our mind’s eye how well the floor would go with the new dining room furniture and decor. We chose a distressed light oak in the end with a greenish tinge.

It took 1.5 days to put down the dining room floor.

It took 1.5 days to put down the new dining room floor over the original mid-19th century pine boards.

Presently, we are using our current place settings in the dining room. We are thinking of buying slate placemats and white crockery to replace them and are still awaiting the new Villeroy & Boch brochure that the rep said he would deliver last week. If I don’t get it tomorrow, I shall go searching elsewhere! We are retaining our glasses though as these are new and excellent Duralex ones.

A close up of one of the tables with place settings.

A close up of one of the tables with place settings.

Do you like our new-look dining room? Why not visit with us and come and see for yourselves! We have late availability bed and breakfast offers available, so do take advantage of them for a quiet relaxing break.

Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

Visit our website: http://www.blenheim-lodge.com

Email: enquiries@blenheim-lodge.com

Telephone: 015394 43440

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2 Responses to Our new-ish dining room

  1. blodge1 says:

    Thank you so much!

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