Dining Room Changes with Serena & Lily

Since the islands are our happy place, I always love incorporating those caribbean-esque touches into our home decor. When I saw the Lanai Mirror by Serena & Lily, I fell in love in a big way. The frame is totally wrapped in a natural rattan and I can’t get over the geometric design of the edges. It’s sophisticated, yet laid back. And it’s perfect in our dining room.

 

The mirror comes in two sizes—small, which is 24″ x 32″, and large, which is 30″ x 40″ overall. We have the large one. I really didn’t know where it was going to go in our house when we ordered it. My immediate thought was in our formal living room behind the black chest, but that would make three mirrors in one small room. Then it came in and I was glad to see it can be hung horizontally too, so we decided to try it on the big wall in our dining room. I really like the way it plays off the two windows on the opposite wall. It bounces around the natural light and balances the room.

You may have noticed some other changes from when I posted our original dining room reveal. First of all, the fiddle leaf fig, although so pretty in there, was right underneath an air vent and wasn’t getting the right light. So it started browning and I thought I better move it to a good spot before I kill the thing. I remember this one time about three years ago when Brandon and I traveled seven hours round trip to buy our first fiddle leaf fig (Like I could forget! You should have seen us trying to fit that huge tree into my tiny car I had then! Let’s just say we drove the whole 3.5 hours home without being able to see each other because the branches were spread all out on the dashboard and the base of the tree was deep in the trunk. It was a sight to be seen.) Then after all that, a month later we came back from vacation and the whole thing had wilted. I mean, it was SAD, y’all. Like the way your hair looks after you’ve been in a torrential downpour. That’s the way the big leaves were stuck to the tiny trunk. So I took a vow at that time to never let my expensive, precious plants have near death experiences ever again. All this to say… that’s why this new fiddle leaf fig moved to the formal living space.

I moved the gold shelf into the room where the fiddle leaf fig was. This replaces the height that was lost when the tree left. We also moved the bar to the middle of the room and I like the way it is framed by the windows. This leaves us an empty corner, which is a nice spot for Watson’s high chair. We just use a wooden one I found on craigslist for $30.

 

And then of course, I moved the Minted framed photos I love to another room and put the Lanai Mirror there instead. I love the warmth it brings and am excited to own it because I know how great it will look on a mantle, behind a dresser, on a console, or pretty much anywhere else we ever decide to put it. I think I’m mirror obsessed. They bring so much light into a room and I feel like I can’t ever have enough! I’d highly recommend this one by Serena & Lily. All of their pieces are super high quality and are timeless. I know we’ll have this for years and years and years to come. I have a vintage bamboo mirror and feel like this one will still be hanging around one day when it’s too considered “vintage.”

I’ve linked some of my other favorite mirrors from Serena & Lily below!

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:: PRODUCT SOURCES ::

mirror: Serena & Lily

table: Celadon

chairs: Celadon

light fixture: Kichler via Lamps Plus

dried palms & vases: some random craft store online?

flower artwork: Lulie Wallace

pillows on chairs: Suite 33

plant: bird of paradise
candle on table: Nest

basket: Joss & Main (these are similar!)

rug: Rugs USA

curtains: West Elm

curtain rods: Revel via Bed Bath Beyond

paint color: custom shade we created at Sherwin Williams (here’s the formula)

 

Thank you to Serena & Lily for partnering on this post. 

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2 Comments

  1. Kristen
    March 10, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    Love your home décor! I live on the coast now. I moved from Raleigh, which is where I have lived my whole life to the NC Coast with my husband and my love for modern/coastal is similar to yours. That high chair looks like the one my mom used for us growing up.

  2. Brooke
    June 1, 2017 / 9:23 am

    More photos of your beautiful home, please!

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