I am glad to be back for the 2nd month with my interiors linky “Corners of my Home“. Last month I got to show you my beautiful string shelf I received as a gift, this month I am coming to you with our Dining area.
We actually have a small Kitchen/Diner, but it is so dark and small that we were literally having to move highchairs and chairs every time we wanted to sit down.
In our conservatory the majority of it is the playroom for the children, as well as a corner being Ashley’s study area. In the last part we used to have our large Ektorp Ikea sofa bed, I did not want to get rid of it as they are very pricey and when we move I hope to have it somewhere for guests or a spare bed for me to sleep in with one of the kids maybe when they are poorly, but in the Conservatory it was being used purely to pile things on.
Thankfully we have a small area at my business which I can store things that I am not ready to part with so last weekend we moved it there, this now gave us an empty space, initially to be filled with toys but now the weather is getting better the room is warm enough to use all day long, it is so bright and the space left was bigger than the Dining area in our Kitchen, so for me there was no doubt the table was going out there.
I am so pleased it has too, we have eaten all meals there instead of some on the sofas, it feels so spacious and summerey. We have been able to extend the table with one of it’s leaves so we even have more space now, so in theory we can all sit together. I still don’t have enough space to have all 4 of my painted chairs round it (well not with 3 Tripp Trapps) but it is 100% better.
It has come in handy for Addison too, she can now play at the table with her small toys without fear of her brothers trying to chew them, I can watch her from the kitchen whilst cooking too.
Having the table here just makes me even more sure that I love open plan living, maybe one day we will find a house were the table can sit us all with ease.
How about you, do you like open plan living ? Do you all sit at a table when you eat ?
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