Sunday, February 9, 2014

Dining Room Upsized

Normally when you see my dining room, this is how you see it.
 
 
A round table, with 4 chairs.  That is because our dining room is small.  But when we have more than two guests over for dinner, we need more table space.
 
Last night, we had friends over for dinner.  So we added the leaf to the table.
 
 
I love having a larger table, because I get to use my linen country French runner.  We do have to angle the able, otherwise no one would be able to sit on one side, because the bakers rack would be in the way.

 
We have more guests coming next Saturday, so we are leaving the leaf in the table for the week, and I get to enjoy the runner for a whole week :-).


29 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the look of the table angeled. It looks so pretty and great runner too. Hugs, Marty

Pondside said...

That's a good solution, Penny. How big is the dining room? We're looking at a house with a smaller room than we have now and wondering how it might work out. I'm much better with visuals than with the actual measurements, so it would be good to know what I'm looking at in your dining room. Thanks!

Kelly said...

I don't have a large dining room either. I think yours is probably even bigger than mine! I guess it's a good thing we don't use it often. LOL. Using a leaf in your table is a great idea and I like that you angled it for better traffic flow.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I like your upsized dining room! I think I would be tempted to leave it. I like the angle and the runner! Pretty room!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks nice and love the runner.

NanaDiana said...

I love an angled table. I often do that, too. Your linen runner is gorgeous- xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Penny your dining room doesn't look small and I LOVE the way the table looks angled...love your runner too!

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I really like the table angled like that. A decorator recommended we do something similar in our tiny den once and it made all the difference in the world in how the room functioned.
Sam

Mary said...

I always keep my farm style dining room table at an angle - it's one size, no leaf to add - and can seat six like yours does when you add the leaf. My room is smaller than yours Penny but feels large with the table angled and makes it easier to get around it. If you decide to leave your leaf in I think you may enjoy your space even more., and perhaps have additional fun with more tabletop decor. At least you don't, as I do, have to use it as your office, haha!

Enjoy the day…….overcast and quite cold again here. Painter coming tomorrow!

Hugs - Mary

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks very pretty! It feels like you have a whole new room when you change just one thing. We once took out the leaves of our dining room table at the lake and I was in awe of all the space we had! :)

XO,
Jane

Donna said...

We have a small dining room too, Penny. I like how you have it arranged. Love the table runner!

Stacey said...

I like the leaf in there too. Often when we go to show homes or builder's decorated homes, we see the table turned that way. It's very pretty.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I really like it like that - you should consider keeping it as is awhile.

Awesome runner and gorgeous dining room you have!! Enjoy your company!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Looks lovely, Penny o

Suzanne said...

Looks pretty, and I bed dinner was delicious, too!

Vee said...

I love angles...angled tables, angled beds, etc.

Jojo said...

It looks plenty spacious to me and in fact I love visiting homes when things feel more cozy.

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Your table looks lovely with the leaves in it! Wish I were coming over to sit at your table!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Laura Lane said...

It looks so nice spread out like that. The angle looks nice, too.
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Rhondi said...

Your table runner is really great. I'm glad you get to use it this week :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your table runner is very pretty Penny! I am fortunate as my dining room leads into my living room, so we have room to expand even with two leafs in my table. It's the same situation in my kitchen , as my kitchen leads into my family room, and if need be, we can have a very long table in the middle.

Lorrie said...

Isn't it great when you can enjoy something you really love? What a lovely table runner.
Our table expands, too, and is so handy when we have more than 6 people to seat.

Pat said...

I like how you angled the table, Penny. That is what we would need to do in our dining room if we had an oval or rectangular table.

April said...

Penny...I really love the look of your angled table. I would never think to do that, but it sure works!

Beverly said...

The table does look great, Penny. You have such a pretty dining room.

Nancy's Notes said...

Love the angled look too! What a wonderful reveal, everything looks perfect!

Cynthia said...

I really like the table that way. Love the runner too and the chandelier.

Cynthia

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it like this, Penny! I wish my round table had a leaf to extend it when needed, but I think it was mainly meant to be a kitchen table. Luckily, we don't have people eat over very often. : )

Kathleen Grace said...

We usually have to angle the table like that for Thanksgiving. It's amazing how much elbow room that gives. The more the merrier!