Dining Area Reveal

Our new kitchen dining area is finished, complete with Christmas tree and festive accessories. I’m SO pleased with the end result. We managed to create exactly what I’d planned on the moodboard I posted last month. Here are some photos of the end result (and I’m sure there will be lots of dining area spam over on Instagram this Christmas too):

First up we gave all of the walls a fresh coat of white in my favourite Dulux shade, timeless. I love the way this shade looks in our house, it works in every room. Once painted I wanted to keep the walls calm without being too minimal. I chose a neutral colour scheme of white, black and cream which really compliments the reclaimed wood and red accessories that I already have in the kitchen.


On the large blank wall next to the table I’ve created a gallery wall using a mixture of typography and illustrations, all in a harmonised colour scheme. The prints and frames are from Desenio (always a favourite of mine on both price and quality), I’ve also ordered a monochrome 2019 calendar to go in the place of the Scandi christmas wreaths. Worth noting is that Desenio sell gift cards starting at £10, a perfect little stocking filler for anyone who loves a good print, they’re delivered via email too so great for a last minute present.

I’ve wanted to replace our vintage door dining table for some time now and I’ve loved this solid, reclaimed wood dining table since I used a similar one in my Ideal Home roomset last year. The faux leather chairs match perfectly and are SO comfortable.


The ‘Industry’ pendant light was a bargain find in the Habitat sale and is beautiful quality, it compliments the brushed chrome in the kitchen and the monochrome gallery wall well whilst diffusing a gorgeous amount of light over the table.


The pew we’ve had for years but I’ve not been happy with the orange, stripped pine look for quite a while. Valspar challenged me to an upcycling challenge using their paints and primers so I painted the pew in ‘Downing Street’, an off black shade that looks great against the white walls and the prints.


The room was mainly styled with items I already had by ‘shopping our home’ using accessories and the wall clock found in our loft. I treat myself to some terrazzo tableware from La Redoute to complete the look.

Overall I’m so happy with the end result of the room and can’t wait to style up the table for Christmas day! What do you think of the space?

N.B This blog post was a collaboration with Desenio who kindly gifted the prints and frames for the feature. This post also contains affiliate links.





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Natalie Lockwood Interiors has been showcased at Grand Designs Live and Ideal Home Show as well as being featured in national newspapers and magazines.