The chairs and table have to stay for now, though one day I hope to purchase a table on a trestle so that we can more comfortably fit our big families when we host them for dinner. I will most likely purchase two chairs so we have seating for six on a normal basis, however. What I'm looking to change are the drapes (those are already gone - they matched my mom's newly redecorated master bedroom so I gave them to her) and the asymmetrical bookcase, which will be replaced with a china cabinet/hutch for additional storage. The rug will eventually be changed out as well - actually, moved to the living room as the living room rug needs to go - so that's something else I'm on the lookout for. Here's a mockup of what I'm considering:
with the addition of a painting like this that for some reason I couldn't get to look right on my board:
I'm starting with the hutch, and I've been scouring craigslist for a great deal on a vintage one to bring some character to the space!
What do you think?