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As you know, our entire team relocated with us to North Carolina. We’ve been visiting each other’s homes, getting inspired and talking through all of the unique features. (Who doesn’t love a good home gush?!) It has been so fun and special for our team. Missy, our Editorial Assistant and Visual Media Assistant has such a great dining room space. We love the chair rail, the tall window, and cased opening from the entry and knew this would also be a really fun transformation. She’s also never had a formal dining room (it’s much more common here than it was in Idaho), and we were dying to be able to do a room transformation all the way through… and so we did!
Article’s dining collection is substantial, stylish, and modern. To set the stage for a beautiful new dining table and chairs — we started with the paint. This room was a modern and dramatic black before, and it didn’t resonate with Missy. Her personality is more playful and sweet, and so we chose a warmer muted mauve (Sherwin Williams Hushed Auburn) to match her personality a bit more.
Painting made such an impactful difference that we knew would only complement the furniture we picked out for the space. Article has substantial solid wood pieces, and everything we chose from their dining collection was quick-ship! I love clean lines with a nod to traditional and familiar. It feels comfortable, and it looks comfortable, you know?!
The pieces are so well designed that it was hard to choose which dining pieces would be best in this room. We chose the Kirun White Oak Extendable Table for this space, but think the black railing on the Madera Oak Extendable Table (you know how I feel about black) would have worked just as well. The rich, warm wood tones in this table work so lovely with the paint color. Missy has a family of five, and we wanted them all to be able to fit comfortably at a table that seats six. The incredible thing about this table is that it comes with two leaves and can seat up to 12! We ordered 12 of the Meno Oak Stackable Chairs (key word: STACKABLE!) with the cutest black metal legs — because every room needs a pop of black. If space was no objective, the lines on the similar Versus Oak Chair (eyeing the comfort of that padded leather seat). Now she’s equipped to have dinner parties, and we can’t wait for her to invite us all over. (hint hint)
We rolled out a Terracotta Multi rug from our Jules collection to really ground the furniture and bring together the wall color and wood tone and even the black legs. To complement the chairs’ vintage schoolhouse vibe, we really needed to bring in some softer ambient lighting. The sputnik light fixture was fun, but a little too modern. I found this great linear pendant that sweetened up the whole room even more. We also hung some romantic wrinkled linen curtains (high and wide of course) and hung a piece of thrifted vintage art that used to hang in my bathroom. I think the finishing touches really make the furniture sing, don’t you?
Article really specializes in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian furniture, and I think we really brought the room together by marrying the modern vibes with the romantic, vintage touches.
Missy was already such a fan of Article that she purchased their Sven Charme Tan Leather Sofa for her living room when she moved-in. To carry the vibe from room to room, she also ordered Article’s Oscuro Sideboard, the Dako White Oak Sideboard, and the Heron White Floor Lamp. By incorporating Article’s special and significant pieces throughout the first floor, there’s a lovely, cohesive feel.
Missy’s planning to swap the sideboards in and out to use as buffet tables for hosting dinner parties, which I think is a great idea. Missy said something so interesting after we finished, “Now I need the rest of the house to match this!” I know that feeling all too well. Moving into a new home and pouring love into a space that kind of sets the bar for the rest of the rooms. It’s such a fun and motivating activity!
And what we love most is how Article makes it easy to fall in love with your home, even when your home isn’t “done” yet. There’s no reason to wait to enjoy all that your home can offer to your family and your most cherished guests when Article makes it so easy to add beautiful furnishings to your entertaining spaces. Below we’ve linked some other of our favorite ready-to-ship pieces as entertaining inspiration.
And as an extra treat, CLJ readers get a $50 discount off a purchase of $200 or more when you use this link. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout and will work for orders in both Canada and the United States, valid until October 25. So when we say “don’t wait” — we mean it! We put together some of our favorite Article selections in the round up below to get you started!
1. Kirun Oak Extendable Dining Table $1299
2. Abisko Quartz White Lounge Chair $749
3. Cigar Rawhide Brown Sofa $2549
4. Macca Juniper Green Ottoman $449
5. Oscuro Black Cabinet $949
6. Entin Whistle Gray Lounge Chair $599
7. Meno Oak Dining Chair $139
8. Esse Matte Walnut Counter Stool $299
9. Candra Black Sideboard $1199
10. Dako Oak Sideboard $1349
11. Embrace Coconut White Rocking Chair $749
12. Level Bella Black Bench $489
13. Heron White Floor Lamp $209
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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