Kitchen & Dining Room Tour

When Nick and I started searching for our first place together back in July there were a few things we knew we wanted our space to have. We wanted an open concept living space that had a lot of natural light. We also wanted a functional kitchen that had a lot of counter space and storage. Our current place has all of that and we couldn’t be happier about it!

We started from scratch when we moved in and decided to slowly fill our space with items that represented us and our style. We partnered with Havenly, an online interior design service, to design a functional dining area and I am thrilled with the way it turned out! We were very intentional about the items we purchased. All of the pieces can grow with us for years to come. I hope you enjoy this home decor post… there are plenty more in the works for 2017.


We both love to cook and we spend a lot of time in our kitchen/dining area, so it was important to have a space that really felt like “home” to us. The Havenly team helped our vision come to life and we enjoy spending so much time in this area of our home now!

We went with a table that was pretty classic, but had industrial elements to it. It has a leaf, so can be extended to seat 8 people total, which will be great when we have a bigger home with an actual dining room. We decided to have bench seating on one side and it’s a great space saver! I love that both of these pieces can have a different look just by switching up the chairs.

The symmetrical gallery wall was Nick’s idea and it turned out incredibly well! I had my sister take a few photos of us to add to the wall. We had to have a photo of our little Charlie (of course!)  and the other two are places that have special meaning to us. Nespresso Espresso Maker | Nespresso Capsule Drawer | Glass Jars | Coffee MakerKitchen Aid Mixer (5 qt.) | Garden & Gun Cookbook
If you love to cook and try new recipes I highly suggest this cookbook! There are so many recipes for those who are well versed in the kitchen as well as those who are starting with “basic” meals! We have found many favorite meals from this cookbook.

We are so happy with how this space turned out and cannot wait to share the rest of our home with y’all! Now I’m off to run a million errands, I’m heading to Houston, Texas tomorrow bright and early for a good friends wedding! I’m so excited to celebrate them and catch up with some of my best friends!


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  1. Oh my gosh our kitchens look so similar, how funny!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      I told you!!! When I saw your kitchen post I was like “whoa- that looks super familiar!”

      Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  2. Shelby wrote:

    I am obsessed with your dining room! I wish my apartment had enough space for a table like that! I love the neutrals, so timeless and beautiful!

    xo, Shelby

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks so much Shelby, I’m all about the neutrals! XO

      Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  3. LOVE your dining table set! so classic & timeless!

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
  4. Kim wrote:

    Where is your neutral area rug from? I am looking for one similar that is sturdy and easy to clean! Thanks! Love the neutral design palette!

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
  5. Nataly wrote:

    You have a gorgeous home! I love these kinds of posts, so fun! xo, Nataly

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks Nataly! Xx

      Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  6. Morgan wrote:

    I think my favorite part is the black and white gallery wall!! You did a fabulous job on these rooms!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      The gallery wall is my favorite as well! I love it!

      Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  7. Maggie wrote:

    That dining room is gorgeous! I love the chairs and bench combo!


    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
  8. Your kitchen and dining room look flawless! I love the neutral colors you used!

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
  9. kate wrote:

    Okay this looks AMAZING! Such a great space! Love the classic table.

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
  10. It looks gorgeous! You did a great job!! XooX

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
  11. Kim wrote:

    Your Kitchen/Dining Room turned out SO cute! I love how you did the upholstered chairs/bench combo. Charlie totally needed to be included in your gallery wall…he is part of the family too! Can’t wait to see you this weekend!


    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
  12. Turn out great! I love Heavenly, a Denver based start up too! Can’t wait to use them when we buy a house

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Oh how fun! They are wonderful to work with!

      Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  13. Love your pretty counters. I am working on redoing my dining room, and this is such great inspiration!

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
  14. Shannon wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the chic simplicity of it all. You all did a great job!

    Clothes & Quotes

    Posted 1.12.17 Reply
  15. Your kitchen is perfection! I love the table setting


    Posted 1.13.17 Reply
  16. Love that your sharing your home tour! And so love how you decorated. Have fun at the wedding, Emily!

    xo, Amanda |

    Posted 1.13.17 Reply
  17. maria wrote:

    your home is so beautiful

    Posted 1.13.17 Reply
  18. I am so in love with the dining room space!! That wall looks amazing and every piece goes together so perfectly!!

    Posted 1.13.17 Reply
  19. Maggie wrote:

    I LOVE the cream accents!! And your gallery wall is gorgeous!

    Posted 1.14.17 Reply
  20. Rachel wrote:

    I love it! Your kitchen is so beautiful, I really love your little coffee setup, so cute!

    xo Rachel – To Hell in a Handbag

    Posted 1.15.17 Reply
  21. Your home is so adorable and bright. Beautiful post!

    Posted 1.16.17 Reply
  22. Elise wrote:

    It’s beautiful! Wow! Such a good colour palette – very calming. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 1.16.17 Reply
  23. Emily wrote:

    What a gorgeous kitchen, lady!

    xo, L

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  24. Jaime wrote:

    LOVE your dining room and kitchen!! Case and I are currently house hunting so this is super helpful!! Will def be using Havenly!

    Posted 1.17.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Best of luck to y’all! They were WONDERFUL to work with! Made everything so easy!

      Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  25. OH MY GOD those black and white photo prints…I am OBSESSED. Em, that is GORGEOUS.

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 1.20.17 Reply

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