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Summer dining table decor

Quick formal dining room update today!  Remember last time I shared our formal dining room I was debating what to do for end chairs.  I decided to keep the chairs cohesive and let the bench stand out. I have some plans for the two walls in this room and didn’t want things to start looking too busy.

I searched my house for some things I already had to add a bit of summer to the farmhouse table…

and found these yellow flowers and a clear vase I used to liven up our previous house in the summer time.
I’ve had the bowls for a while too – they were from West Elm.  Fun prints that go with my pillows.
I haven’t had time to style the shelves or do much else in this room, but I’m holding off now because I’m already itching to mix things up for Fall!  I love Fall decor.  But I’m not ready for summer to end just yet.
Snapped this picture with my phone yesterday.  I’m writing this post on island time!  We are vacationing at our favorite spot in Maui this week so if my words are misspelled and I’m too relaxed to put together a decent blog post – that’s why.  :)  Sharing some pics of our trip on instagram (erin_sunnysideup) and Facebook if you want to see what we’re up to.  Really looking forward to an uninterrupted week of family time.
Now I’m off to sunscreen my crew.
xoxo, Erin
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10 thoughts on “Summer dining table decor

  1. Erin, I just love the chairs in your dining room and I’m so glad you got the matching arm chairs! Everything looks amazing! Enjoy your vacation in Hawaii – the photo looks like a beautiful postcard!!

  2. Love Maui-haven’t been in almost 9 years, I think it’s time again! Enjoy!

    Question for you. So I’m looking to buy a new dining table/chairs. My floors are very similar to yours in color and I’m wondering what color dining table would look best in there? Do I go dark like floors or lighter to switch it up? The room has wainscoting/box beam ceiling/wrapped columns all in white and light gray walls. And my kitchen is white cabinets/white quartz. I’m not wanting to put a rug under the table because my 3 little boys are incredibly messy eaters. Any suggestions would be appreciated. THANK YOU!!!

  3. Erin, I love your blog and love your new home! Everything you share is dreamy. I am always showing my husband pictures! Enjoy your trip!

  4. Your summer table decor is perfect! I love it! And I love where ever you are staying! Maui is our favorite vacation spot and last time we were there, we just had one kiddo. Can’t wait to take the whole crew there someday :) Have a great time!!! ~gina

  5. Love your latest blog update, your style is very much like mine. We’re planning a trip to hawaii and if it’s ok, where did you stay and would you recommend it? Thanks.

  6. Anonymous – thank you! We stayed at the Westin in Ka’anapali. Would definitely recommend it! We are owners (time share) and I’m not sure if non owners can stay at this particular Westin or not. I’d recommend most places in Ka’anapali though. Great location – just beautiful!

  7. Hi Danielle!

    I would go lighter with the table! I think if the legs are the same color as the floor with no rug it will all blend too much. Lighter will stand out! My kids are messy eaters too and I’m looking at indoor/outdoor rugs! Easy to wipe up spills. :) Hope that helps!

    Taryn – you are too sweet. Thank you!

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