Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Dining Room Makeover | Bibby + Brady

Dael & I have been working with an awesome family here in Hawke's Bay helping them makeover their dining room. They have a beachside home, perfect for their busy family, which includes two kids and a dog. The dining room has great indoor/outdoor flow with large sliding doors at each end, and a breakfast bar separates the kitchen and dining room.

We put together a concept board and furniture plan with the aim to freshen the room and update it. We wanted it to look stylish with a relaxed, beachy feel, while also being practical for the family.

We are so happy with the result, and so are our clients. The white walls have lightened, brightened and freshened the space. Recessed ceiling lights were removed and a large ikat light shade was hung over the dining table. Four new barstools mean the family can choose to dine casually at the breakfast bar if they want. A pair of milk bottle pendants look fantastic and provide excellent task lighting over the bench.

When we couldn't find the dining table in the right size, Dael & I had this one custom made. The cross legs and American oak top look stunning, and the white-washed wicker chairs complete the setting.

An Acapulco chair and pouf in the corner provide a spot to relax, and both can pulled outside when needed. In the corner a buffet in beach tones provides valuable storage.

If you would like some help from Bibby + Brady with your home - whether it be a single room, or the entire house, (or you workplace) - we'd love to hear from you. Although we're based in Napier we also work very successfully with clients outside of Hawke's Bay with our e-design service.


  1. Love the table... we've just commissioned one very similar. Can I ask where you got the dining chairs!?

    1. Yes, we love the table too, and the chairs looks fab with it. You can order the chairs from Bibby + Brady. Email me and I'll send you a price - x

    2. Hi, who comissioned your table?

    3. Hi Kirsten, we (Bibby + Brady) had the table made for our client. If you're interested in having one made, you can email me for more details.


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