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A casual, kid-friendly family room eat-in space

I wanted to share our family eat-in space with you for some time. I thought I’d do it after I get a wide-angle lens so I can get some great photos for you, but it’s going to be a while, I’m afraid. In case you’re wondering, this is the lens I’m considering. It seems to be the least expensive option for what I need to be able to do (photograph our tiny powder room from a doorway, for example).

A casual, kid-friendly family room eat-in space

So for today, I’ll share the photos Melissa Oholendt captured that show our eat-in space between the kitchen and the family room at least a bit, although the photos are really just of our family.

This space doesn’t get great natural light. It’s in the NE corner of the house. Brightening it up was my number one goal.

A casual, kid-friendly family room eat-in space

We focused on practicality with this space. The capiz chandelier was a big purchase for us two years ago and I still LOVE this light. It’s available now and there are often 20% off coupons you can use to purchase it. It is a showstopper, in my opinion.

A casual, kid-friendly family room eat-in space

 

The table is casual and I love the X style legs that make it look like a fancy picnic table. It comes in a whitewash finish which really brightens our space. It’s also $100 less in 2015 than it was when we bought it. I love the knotty pine finish too.

The chairs are from Target. They are simple, extremely washable and affordable. Dining chairs are ridiculously expensive normally. They also come in a bunch of great colors.

A casual, kid-friendly family room eat-in space

The white cabinet, while not styled at all on the inside yet, is a great storage addition and also brightens up the space.

The lamp is also from Target. We have two of them.

We are so happy with this comfortable room. Check out the rest of the room and view the photos of how the room used to look.

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