our sf dining room
our eclectic dining room showcases a live-edge redwood dining table and bench
The most complete and decorated (read: we never go in there, therefore it stays tidy) room in our home is definitely the dining room. What I love about the room is how eclectic is truly is, and that we worked together on the design. It features an incredible live-edge redwood dining table and bench, vintage chairs, a gallery wall, recycled wine barrel ring pendant, a handy bar cart, and the first genuine art piece that we purchased together.
With any room design, it’s important to start with the focal/most used pieces (in the living room- the seating layout, the bedroom-the bed, and the dining room- the table). We didn’t know where to start with the design of this room and didn’t have a sense of urgency since we already have a built-in banquette in the kitchen. One day we were poking around the boutiques in our neighborhood and came across the incredible dining table, sitting already with re-upholstered chairs and the pendant hanging above. Literally right there, we decided this all would be perfect in our home and purchased on the spot. Later in the year, I would contact the designer of the table, local builder/designer Pete Colling, to commission a matching bench.
During a trip to the Sausalito art fair, we found the statement art, an homage to Japanese wood blocking, by San Francisco artist 3 Fish Studios. The room was already feeling rustic but modern so we kept those elements in rounding out the decor with the soft neutral rug and curtains, black and white tabletop decor, and pops of metallic in the room. A large (faux) fiddle leaf fig tree and live snake plant help add life to the space. We worked together over the course of several weekends to curate the gallery wall (a design post to come later…) and love the way it turned out.
Below is a gallery of some of the details in the space. We know the design will continue to evolve (I’d love to add a sideboard/server eventually, and I’m sure we will play with the gallery wall and other decor as we feel the need to refresh. But for now, this room feels homey, decorated, and complete. Now we just need to have more dinner parties and get some use out of it!
Sources for most items are listed below.