Lake House Dining Room

This post is sponsored by BuildDirect, but all opinions are my own.

I am SO excited to start showing you all of the interior shots of the house now that we are all moved in! I have to preface that by saying these rooms are not complete in the least, but I promised myself (and the Mr.) I would take my time decorating this home and not just throw a bunch of stuff up on the walls for the sake of having a finished room to share on the blog. I’m really trying to be intentional this time around and only putting things in here that I truly love. Plus, I feel the best spaces are ones that are collected over time not thrown together overnight. That said, I didn’t want to leave you hanging all summer since you have all been so great following along this whole process. My hope is it’s fun to watch this house and my style evolve, and I can share new pieces as we go along.

Lake House dining room

First up, let’s take a peek at the dining area! I have had zillions of questions about the wood flooring we used throughout our house and this room is the best place to show it off. Hands down this flooring is my favorite thing in the house. I can’t say enough good things about it! Here is a close up:

Brushed white oak wide plank wood floors

The color is perfection. It has a really cool matte brushed finish that is perfect for the casual lake house vibe I was going for, and bonus, it hides dirt like insanely well. Seriously, I have only swept once this week, and I used to have to do it twice a day with our old darker floors. It also feels great on your feet; it’s so funny every person who has come in to see the house comments on how nice it feels! When they first installed it, I may have laid down and hugged it I was so excited to finally see it down, and it was just so much better than I thought.

Lake house dining room

You can find your own here at BuildDirect and it’s at a great price point too. Remember BuildDirect will send you free samples right to your house, so you can check out how it will look risk free.

A dining room table

Let’s get to the rest of the details – we found this table at a local furniture store it was the perfect rustic look I was looking for and 7 ft long so it can seat 8. I haven’t figured out if I want to add two more of the same chairs to the end or find different end chairs.

A dining room table

I love the clean lines of these chairs I chose. I debated for weeks over what style to go with, but these won out in the end. It’s hard to tell in these photos but they are a really pretty soft grey color, which coordinates with my grey pantry door in the kitchen (you can kind of see it in the background of this pic, but kitchen photos coming soon!).

A dining room table

You may remember these herb baskets from our last house. I love planting herbs in them because they are lightweight, look pretty and it’s easy to grab them to bring to the kitchen and snip what I need. They have a plastic liner in them to prevent water damage to the table.

A dining room table

I also love the way the black lights set everything off, they sort of ground all the white.

Dining room light

I can’t wait to have dinner parties at this table, just as soon as guests don’t have to trip over moving boxes to get to it ;)

A dining room table

Stay tuned for more room reveals in the next few weeks!

SOURCE LIST – (Disclosure: affiliate links)

Flooring –  the color is Robin BuildDirect Vanier Engineered Hardwood European Oak White Wash Collection

Chairs – Wayfair

Table – I bought mine at a local furniture store (Art Van) this is a similar one here

Light – Wayfair (find all my lighting choices here)

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  1. How are you liking the chairs from wayfair now that it’s been a few months?! I have my eye on them but tend to hone in on the negative reviews so I would love to hear your opinion on assembly and quality!!!

    1. I like them a lot still, I will say we mostly have been eating outside so we haven’t used them a ton but I think they are comfy.

  2. Beautiful home! Could you tell me where you found the baskets for your herbs? And what kind of plants are on your mantle?

  3. I love everything you have done so far! I look forward to new posts and checked everyday ;) I especially love the basket planters on the dining room table. They herbs add just enough color. Do you remember where you found them? Thanks!

  4. Swooning! I could move right in.
    I know this is a loaded question but how did you choose the white wall colour with all of the options out there?! Does it have a specific undertone to it? We want to go all white as well.

  5. I am soo in love with everything! You have done an amazing job!! Cant wait to see more :)

  6. YAY! So glad to start seeing furniture inside. Love the floors and THAT TABLE IS EXACTLY What I was looking for 4 years ago. I wound up with one darker and every day it bugs me. I saw Pier 1 Imports has a new table that comes in 3 sizes that is very similar to this one. LOVE THE FLOOR. I laughed when I read that you may or may not have hugged your floor. Isnt that what a home should be? Filled with things that make us happy? You are my little sister I never had. We have such similar taste. Cant wait to see each room evolve. I love that you are taking your time. Thats the BEST WAY to do it! and much more FUN! Do you go to Flea Markets or antique shows? I just added a rusty chippy Coca Cola sign and i feel like it made my house complete. ENJOY! Ill stay tuned to every new post!

    1. Thanks Dixie! I do go to a flea market in the summer a lot with my mom or a friend and it is definitely one of my favorite things to do! Sharing more soon!

  7. Thanks for the idea to use Build Direct, we are renovating and I have found some great buys on their site already. Your home is beautiful! Excited to see more.

    PS – I used to love seeing your recipe posts, any thoughts on bringing those back?

    1. Oh good, I’m glad you are loving their site as much as I do! I’m hoping to incorporate recipes back in this fall, when my kids are back in school – thanks!

  8. Just gorgeous!!! Love everything! How did you ever choose the floors? They are beautiful! I don’t even know how to start the process….there are so many! Any tips? Thanks!

    1. Many many hours on the computer looking at all the options ha, really though the free samples really helped me narrow things down. Every time I found a floor I liked I put the sample in my cart and then I went through my cart comparing them all and narrowed it down to the ones I wanted to see in person. Hope that helps!

  9. I have to admit that I was so so sad when you sold your home as gosh, I just loved it and everything about it. LOVE where your parents live, too. I sound like a stalker! And then I was not sure I could possibly wait to see what happened with your new home, but ta da! Here is our first inside glimpse and yes, I LOVE THIS ONE, TOO! Thanks for sharing with us along the way and now….hello….more rooms, please!

  10. So beautiful and serene – love the flooring (had been thinking I’d want dark wood floors in my next house because you see them on so many design sites but I didn’t realize the increased upkeep associated with them!). I’m a big fan of gray tones and understated design and you have nailed the look! That way your accessories “pop” – like your baskets of herb plants – such a lovely touch! Can’t wait to tour all the rooms!

    1. Darker floors are so gorgeous and I love the contrast, but man they are a lot of work to keep looking nice!

  11. Love every single detail! Beautiful! I’m trying to pick out a finish for our kitchen hardware. Any chance you could share what finish you used for your kitchen hardware? Polish nickel, chrome, satin…..etc! Thank you so much!

    1. I did Chrome hardware too, which I love and I’m hoping to share soon but I will say it’s not the best with my kiddos sticky fingers. I’m constantly wiping them down, but I don’t care because they are so pretty lol. Can’t be practical about everything ha!

  12. Your home is gorgeous! We share many of the same items! Can you tell me where you got what appears to be driftwood on the top shelf of your white bookcase?

  13. It’s as beautiful as I expected it would be! My vote is for different chairs at the ends of the table, maybe something upholstered to soften the look of all the wood. By the way, I don’t know if you noticed but one of your chairs has dark plastic discs on the bottom of the legs while all the rest appear to be light to match the finish on the chairs. I am so impressed by your ability to make your vision come to life! Can’t wait to see more……

    1. hi karen, the darker discs are just felt pads. I ran out of the lighter color ones but didn’t want to scratch my pretty floors. Man you have good eyes lol :)

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