ROOM AND BOARD // interior photography

Every morning, Sam and I sit here reading our emails, drinking coffee and chatting about our days. The pups curl up under the table and Sam's 2018 playlist jams in the background. They are some of my favorite moments at home, and I feel so lucky to have this space to start our days.

This room came together with beautiful pieces from Room and Board, a modern furniture company that handcrafts pieces rooted in heritage, but reinterpreted for life today. They take inspiration from the enduring design movements of the past, particularly Shaker, Asian, Danish, Arts & Crafts and Modern and I particularly love this quote from their website:

Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.
— Shaker rule of thumb

For our dining room, I chose three stunning pieces of furniture in walnut: The Adrian Storage Cabinet, The Ventura Table and The Evan Chair.  Below was my initial moodboard for the room:

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INSPIRATION

...using our existing light fixture, mirror and fiddle leaf fig tree!

One of the things I love most about Room and Board is that they partner with artisans and workshops around the country, featuring the craftsman on their website and sharing details about the furniture they make.

  My table for example was made at Caperton Furniture in West Virginia and personally signed by it's maker, Nikki. 

My table for example was made at Caperton Furniture in West Virginia and personally signed by it's maker, Nikki. 

Beyond the craftsmanship, beautiful wood grain and stunning design, the pieces are also SO functional. The Adrian Cabinet holds our entire bar and glassware with soft-close hinges, and the drawers press open with the slightest touch to reveal linens and dining accessories. It's the most beautiful piece of furniture we own!

I'm thrilled with how this room came together, so if you are ever in Nashville, please come join us here for coffee!

To see more photos and read a little interview with me, you can visit the Room and Board blog, here!