Our Dining Room is Coming Together (Picking the Pink + Pizza Night)
Living kinda sorta removed from city life, we’ve gotten more experimental with how we spend our evenings. Intentional time together used to pretty much exclusively mean going to a nice meal and drinking all the cocktails, or staying in and watching TV. Now it sometimes looks like that, but also can look like repotting plants or trying out paint samples or extra long walks with Fox or spending a weirdly large amount of time trying to create the best burger. The other night it was just making pizza while splitting a bottle of wine, and taking photos of it all. This was SUCH A GOOD IDEA.
It was the first time we’d shot photos in the new dining space. It’s not done yet—we’re waiting on a rug and maybe a bar and art—but it’s been painted and the chandelier and table and chairs are in. After many many many failed attempts at finding the perfect pink (one that said, “I’m an adult human who loves fine things but I’m still kinda fun and gay”) we settled on Sherwin Williams ‘Pink Shadow’. It really is exactly what we wanted, and changes throughout the day with the light. At times it’s more of a blush beige with a sandy quality. When it’s a little darker out the pink really comes through.
Picking out pieces was a little stressful, but overall decorating spaces has become much less anxiety-producing for us. I think it’s pretty common to get stressed out when thinking about the right paint color, or furniture, or even things as seemingly simple as wall decor. The reality is that it’s way easier for us to design someone else’s space than it is our own—not because we care less about other people’s places, but because when we’re designing our own space we don’t have to keep strict deadlines, and then we have so much extra time to just overthink every single decision. But we’ve learned that like everything in life it’s best to just take it slow, experiment, and course correct along the way. Eat pizza. Drink wine. Repeat.
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Sources for everything: Fontainebleau Chandelier from Sazerac Stitches, Pink Shadow from Sherwin Williams, Round Mid-century Expandable Dining Table from West Elm, Wire Frame Upholstered Dining Chairs (Morse Dot) from West Elm.