At Home With Abbey Hendrickson

At Home With Abbey HendricksonA good dining space can often be the hub of the home. This is the place where friends and family gather for food, games, or just great conversation. Abbey Hendrickson is here today to share her beautiful dining area with us!

Dining room inspiration"My family and I bought our once-abandoned

1880’s farmhouse just over a year ago. Truthfully, I really didn’t want to live

out in the middle of nowhere. Sidewalks were one of my chief requirements when

we were looking for a house, so it came as a complete shock when I fell for

this place. We love to host big, crazy dinners, and—as luck would have it—our

dining room is a great space for throwing parties."

Dining room details"After a full year of non-stop DIY renovations

(most of which are still in progress), we decided to throw a Last Days of Summer

party to celebrate all of that hard work.

About 50 of our favorite

people came, half of whom camped out overnight. The

morning after the party, we lounged around the dining room table with our

smart, fabulous friends—laughing, talking about art, arguing over politics, passing interesting books back and forth, and nursing well-deserved hangovers. It was truly one of the best

weekends ever."

Lovely dining room details

Lovely plants"Anyone

who’s ever worked on a big project knows that, at some point, you may begin to

doubt decisions you’ve made: Maybe the renovation projects take longer than

you expect, maybe your wallet doesn’t match your dreams, maybe your dog rolls

in something stinky, or maybe your kiddo gets a cold. Whatever the issue, I can

tell you that gathering around a table with your besties is curative. That

weekend certainly made me step back and appreciate our decision to buy a beat

up old farmhouse. The goal isn’t just to “finish” the house; the goal is to

fill it with life and love."

Bookcase detailsGorgeous dining areaThank you for sharing your gorgeous space, Abbey! You can see more peeks of Abbey's home over on her lovely blog Aesthetic Outburst.

  • I love this room. I want to curl up on the window seat and have coffee and read a good book there!

  • I love the pictures of the little girl she is adorable.

  • Thank you all so much for your super sweet comments! The rug is from a store called Nasco Home (in Waverly, NY)- unfortunately, it didn’t come with a tag or identifying marks. I found the light fixture at a thrift store- it’s a Tom Dixon knock-off. I wish you could all come over for coffee! 🙂 xo, Abbey

  • WOW!!! these pictures amazing !! i love this post! and your blog too!! 🙂

  • Its adorable! I cannot wait to redo a house one day.

  • I love this series. Her home is beautiful! And gives me hope that our dream of owning a fixer-upper is possible 🙂

  • Love those plants and that bookshelf. It is so amazing how I love those kind of post you do. When I walk at night and I see beautiful houses or appartments with lights, and maybe while I walk I can catch the wallpaper, a wall print, etc and I always dreamt of having the power to visit those places, and by your posts, I can! How lovely!

    Olive xox

  • Love it! That is one gorgeous room! I am jealous of the dining table – not always easy to find something that is functional and that looks so good and works with the room…and the flattened pennies – what a great idea! I have a handful lying around, this is great inspiration to actually do something with them!

  • The light hanging over her table is so cool! Love it.
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  • This is a great home! I love every detail of every artwork in this house!! 🙂

  • Apparently several of your readers are people that I know, and a couple of them told me about this feature, since they recognized one of my drawings in the photos. One of the framed pictures on top of the cabinet is actually one of my pencil drawings! (the b&w one of her son in the glasses and striped jacket) I have followed Abbey’s blog for some time, which, in the short version, eventually led to the drawing. I have been looking through your blog now, and its awesome! I will probably become a regular reader of yours as well now. I am excited to have my work make an appearance here, even if it is indirectly!

  • What an amazing home! I love the photos and the different chairs around the table.


  • I am in love with this space! It’s so open and airy, yet comfy & homey at the same time. I only wish we could have seen the rest of the house.

  • I love the rug, and the combination of different chairs around the table!

    xoxo, Femke

  • love this post where you show these amazing homes

    love the table with all those differents chairs…

  • sooo pretty, I love these interior design-type posts! 🙂 Always so nice to see other’s creative spaces, and they’re great for inspiration for my own. 🙂

  • It looks great! I love the different chairs around the table!

    <3 Val

  • Love this! What a heart felt post, you can feel the love in this space. Sometimes nights in with your favorite people is all you need.

  • I love the mismatched chairs! They are probably the one thing that my house must have!

  • This is what i call a super-stylish home! It is awesome, you just feel comfortable looking at those pictures!
    Love, Melly

  • What a beautiful home! I would love to have such a lovely old home as this. The styling is just perfect! I’d also like to mention I bought Abbey’s book a few days ago and I LOVE every page 🙂

  • I’ve been sooooo busy of late that it feels like an age since i have had the time to make a proper visit over to your beautiful blog. So good to finally have a little breathing space and have time to look around. I love love love this ‘at home with’ series, can’t wait to see more

  • This is such a beautiful space. It’s so bright and sunny. I especially love the window seat xx

  • SO lovely. I love everything about this 🙂


  • love this home! The table and chairs and the plants especially… We did something similar with different colored chairs picked up flee markets then re-painted…

  • There is such a beautiful simplicity to this interior design – I really appreciate that!

  • so nice
    This is a lovely home but I like more the sense that it is filled with love and life, that can make any place shine

  • I can’t even tell you how much I love this post! ♥

    xxx Lena

  • I absolutely love this room!! I adore older homes and it’s great to see one being restored into a home again.

  • this room is socute, full of amazing details and ideas! wow! so inspirational 🙂

  • I thought this house looked familiar! I’ve been somewhat following her renovations on Aesthetic Outburst. I really enjoyed this post! I adore the dining room table– its exactly what I have in mind for our house (when we can buy one!)

  • I am dying over the way they displayed their squashed souvenir pennies!! I need to remember that. So cool!

  • I adore that she actually did something with those squished pennies rather than having them collect dust in a drawer somewhere! And it looks lovely!

  • Very pretty space! I love the miss matched chairs!

  • I really love this blog. Always great pics and big inspiration. Have a great day.

  • Abbey’s home is just beautiful! I love the floorboards in the dining room. Everything looks so cozy and personal, I love it.

  • Oh my. This is wonderful! And I was so excited to see the bookcase– I just redid an old china cabinet and turned it into a bookcase and was feeling a little insecure about it. . .until I saw this one! Granted, mine is not nearly as beautiful, but still : )

    Love the rug too. And the globe with the letter on top of the bookcase. And so many other things. . .Beautifully done!

  • i think it looks fantastic!
    love the idea of having friends over to celebrate your hardwork

    xo the egg out west.

  • What a beautiful home, love the window bench! xx

  • Love all your posts, as always.
    You two are really brilliant and creative, you inspire me so much!
    Looooots of love from italy.

  • LOVE her dining room!! So full of character and warmth. (I spy her reflection in the light globe 🙂

  • Gorgeous! I have a soft spot for benches in dining rooms and that copper light is making me swoon!

  • this is such a gorgeous apartment!i love the mismatched chairs at the dining table!

  • loving this and loving that she said it’s more important to fill a home with life and love than ‘finish it’ (something i’m always guilty of!). Thanks for sharing!

  • What a beautiful home! I love Abbey’s perspective on renovations, it’s hard not to get in a hurry and want everything to be “finished”!

  • So jealous of that window seat, and I love the idea of putting books inside of a hutch instead of dishes.

  • This is gorgeous. I love the repeated orbs: the lamp, the globe. All those little touches make the difference, and I love how the character of the old farmhouse come through. Good job!

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