Earlier this year, we did a living room tour with Kacey Musgraves and we had so much fun that we decided to do one more room: her dining room.
Kacey has wedding bells in her VERY near future and so helping her to create a cozy space for she and Ruston to enjoy when they aren’t touring was really special. For most of this past year, Kacey was working on a major home renovation, planning a wedding AND writing a record. For someone so busy, she has a shocking ability to stay involved in every tiny detail.
She’s a true gem and I am excited for you to see the room we created today!
I am so, so excited with how the room turned out! First, Kacey chose some vintage rugs to layer from Apple & Oak in Nashville. Apple & Oak has a service where they bring a truck full of vintage rugs to your house and you can test them out in your actual space before you purchase, which is incredibly helpful when buying vintage rugs! Kacey had her stairway exposed (there used to be a wall there) and it’s so beautiful! We added a few unique plants to the edges of the stairway in a mixture of baskets and planters.
After our previous tour, Kacey decided to move her record console into the dining room area, which makes a lot of sense because listening to records while you’re cooking dinner is pretty much the best thing ever.
The gold frames are from Target, Hollyweed Print by TeamWoodnote, Palm print by Arielle Vey, Pom Pom Print by Juniper Print Shop, (Portraits by Kelly Sutton and Reid Long)
Gold and black planter/West Elm, light fixture and ceiling medallion from Lucent Lightshop.
The main dining room fixture is the big sis to the hallway fixture. So pretty! We found two bar stools (similar here) for the island that separates the kitchen from the dining room.
The dining room table is from West Elm. It was the first piece Kacey fell in love with, so we built the rest of the room around it. The live edge benches were a lucky find … they are so unique and even prettier in person!
The curtains are pretty special as well, and I love that they have tassels (similar here). We also used these curtain rods.
For each end of the table, we chose these wishbone chairs. The shape is so pretty and I was really happy with how all the pieces blended together as a set.
As we were leaving after these photos, Kacey yelled, “IT FINALLY FEELS LIKE A HOME IN HERE.” Haha! That’s always the goal.
It takes time to create a cozy and cohesive home. When people first move into houses, they think they can just go shopping, wave a magic wand and create their dream home … but it doesn’t work that way. Creating a space that’s comfy, but not overdecorated and personalized, yet not too full of trinkets takes time. I love the concept of slow decorating … collecting over time and doing seasonal refreshes (as well as donating things you’re no longer loving). If I could give one piece of advice for people decorating their first home, it would simply be take your time.
I had so much fun working on this space with Kacey. I hope you enjoyed it too! xx – Elsie
Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
Hi! Was wondering if you have the link or website where you bought the live wood benches? Thanks! I know this is a blog from a few years ago but i just stumbled upon this
Hi! We bought them from Wayfair. xx
Beautiful! I was wondering if you went with the walnut or oak chairs to go with the ‘pecan’ wood table? (Debate I’ve been having for wood mix-matching in our new dining room!) Can’t quite tell from these photos. Thanks!
Great ideas, i will definitely try some new concepts for my new home because i had bought it only days ago and i am looking for some ideas for my dining.
Hi! I was wondering how you put up the frames. I got them ans used command strips. Because the back is so thin, it kept falling off after awhile. Now I don’t know what to do.
Beautiful room , i love all decor, great work dear
Gorgeous! Absolutely love those rugs and that dining room table. Lovely! Its such a boho, rustic look, but fits so well with the modern looking light fixture and other modern amenities. IT all flows together – colours, textures, everything! Thanks for sharing this!
LOVE this!! Such a good idea to expose the stairs. I also really love the raw edge benches. This room is basically what my dream kitchen would look like.
I know this isn’t related to the room, but where did Kacey get her shoes?! They’re amazing!
Elsie, I rarely comment on blogs but just wanted to say you have a serious talent and it keeps getting better. You obviously had the “Palm Springs” look down, but I’ve been so pleasantly surprised to see you branching out in other styles and how great it looks. Even the farmhouse look of your BnB dining room, which normally isn’t my style, made me think, “Wow this is so cozy but chic, I would definitely be stoked if this were my room.” Keep it up! I sense a new calling…. 🙂
Love the space!!!! Looks amazing? What brand is the record player and speaker set from? I really love that look! Thanks for sharing.
Hi! They are from U-Turn Audio. Here’s the links – http://amzn.to/2ziV7c3 and http://amzn.to/2z30Xxl 🙂
Love love love! So clean yet homey and cozy!
Question about the layout: I can’t tell from the pictures, but is there a room on the other side of the staircase or is it an exterior wall? My boyfriend and I are looking at options for a staircase that runs through the middle of our home & separates our dining & living areas. We originally thought about opening up the whole thing, but this is an interesting way of changing it up. Maybe you don’t know the answer, but we were trying to figure out if there was a reason the staircase wasn’t opened up completely or if this is simply the look Kacey wanted. Either way, I love it!
OMG this table <3 <3 <3
Wow it looks AMAZING!! I’m in love with that dining room table, bench and chairs! SOO beautiful. Hubs and I just bought out first home and this gave me major inspiration!
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Congratulations Katie! xx
This dining room is absolutely gorgeous, the wooden table, the rug, everything! I love it!
What a perfect space! I love that it isn’t huge and ostentatious! A lived in space that is so inviting.
I love the idea of taking your time to decorate. We just moved into a new little rental in Denver and I’m feeling totally overwhelmed with all the ideas we have and the limited budget. This post was a great reminder that a cohesive and cozy room takes time!
BEAUTIFUL! I love how cohesive it is, yet doesn’t look too put together. I’ve been following A Beautiful Mess since 2009, and you’re one of the reasons I started blogging in 2011! I actually met you and your sis in Austin (TX Style Council Conference), and danced again with Emma in Houston (Thrive Conference). Kasey Musgraves is one of my all time favorite country musicians, and I seriously fan girl when you hang out with her. I’m like “Can I please live in Nashville and be their BFFs?” ; ) With all that to say I’m loving your collabs with Kasey!
Love the space, so simple yet elegant. Great room! I have the same console and I love it so much, it’s such a versatile piece.
Beautiful!! And I love what you said about decorating you home because honestly we have lived in ours for going on 7 years now and I can finally say it’s almost “done” at least for the stage of life we are in now. ?
I love this post! This space makes me want to redesign my room. I love the frames on the wall and the simple layout!
Thanks Helen! I’m really into symmetrical gallery walls lately. XX!!