You can definitely say I’m embracing my dark and moody era, or at least my version of dark and moody. 🖤 For years my signature style has been visually light, bright, airy, and very… well, white. It has always felt clean and fresh and calming, and I love the peacefulness that aesthetic brings to our home. In the last year or two, I’ve craved a bit more contrast and warmth – just a few touches to make each space feel more grounded, more refined.
Right before the holidays, I decided to move things around in our dining room, which also doubles as an entryway. Not the ideal set up, but I’ve always found a way to make it work. I pushed the dining table closer to the exterior wall, away from the kitchen, making room for a console table on the opposite side.
Normally I would choose a light wood or a white finish, but when I saw this console by Studio McGee for Target, I fell in love. The rich, dark wood finish. The woven drawer fronts. The antique gold handles. It somehow feels traditional and modern at the same time.
Shop: East Bluff Woven Drawer Console in Brown
The drawer space is perfect for sunglasses, keys, a dog leash, gloves… the typical things you might need when heading out the door. And on the shelf underneath, I have two woven baskets for umbrellas, scarves, and other large items that won’t fit in the drawers.
I kept the decor pretty simple to allow the table’s beautiful details to stand out. A few stacks of books, a vase with some faux branches, baskets, and a platter to keep any incoming clutter (mail, keys, wallets, change, etc.) contained. The last thing I added was a stunning large black ceramic table lamp with a beautiful empire shade. Another recent Target purchase that I am head over heels for.
Shop: Large Ceramic Black Table Lamp
Current favorite candle I always have lit: Cozy Cabin + this wick trimmer
I still have a few more little projects/purchases to make before I share a full view of the dining room, but I am so thrilled with the direction it’s going in. And the way the dark wood and black pops against the white walls… perfection 👌🏻
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canvas covered books – diy tutorial | faux branches – Hobby Lobby
candle – Grow + Gather | wick trimmer – Grow + Gather
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