This post is in partnership with Serena and Lily.
We moved into our brand new home in 2014. I’ve had so much fun decorating my home as it really is a blank slate. For the most part I love our home, but I’ve already made a few design choices that I regret, so our home is in a never ending renovation process it seems. One area I am loving though is our basement. When we built the house in 2014 we did so with the intention of finishing the huge walkout basement. Thanks to my talented contractor Ray Vesey, I finally have the basement of my dreams. The space is quite large, so we were able to put in a second kitchen, dining nook as well as a living room, bedroom, bathroom and even a movie theater. It is a wonderful space for hanging out with the kids and entertaining guests. I love spending all day here when I get the chance!
My favorite spot in the basement is actually the kitchen. I tell my husband all the time that I like it better than my main kitchen, even though it is smaller. The light grey inset shaker cabinets with the white quartz countertop and farmhouse sink creates a classic and timeless look, with a contemporary edge. I just love the bright and airy look of a (mostly) white kitchen!
Serena and Lily Riviera Side Chairs
I have been obsessed with the look of the French bistro chair ever since visiting Paris in college. So I was happy to find that my favorite home decor store, Serena and Lily, carries an entire collection of French-bistro style dining chairs. You can just imagine yourself at a French café, sipping on coffee and reading a good book with these chairs. I love the look of the Riviera chair next to a white table, as the classic and clean look is so refreshing. These chairs are handcrafted of lightweight rattan and woven plastic seats. This is great as my kids can be rough on furniture. While I am using them indoors, the Serena and Lily Riviera chair would look great on an outdoor patio setup (provided it isn’t raining).
My kids always love to have fruit on hand. This farmhouse pottery wooden peasant bowl is the perfect place to store apples, bananas, and pears.
Since the kitchen is right off the patio, it is the perfect place to store and prepare food for an outdoor diner party. This Spinnaker tray is great for serving. It is a little heavy, so ideally I would use it outdoors as a place to hold and serve drinks. When I don’t have flowers I also use it as a simple table centerpiece.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of my kitchen and dining room. To me, decorating my home is just as fun as styling the latest fashionable look. I’ve always loved shopping at Serena and Lily for home decor pieces. Two of my kids rooms and my guest bedroom are adorned with Serena and Lily bedding. Their relaxed yet refined look of Serena and Lily decor blends in so well with my classic tastes!
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As always, thanks for looking!
xo | April*This post contains affiliate links.
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