I'm working on a project right now that is an absolute breeze because the client has "story" pieces for each room. Slowly but surely, we are taking the house where she grew up and making it her own, but keeping the mid-century treasures her parents left behind. Like amazing danish modern rope dining chairs, a mid-century china cabinet, and a cool tree stump coffee table.
Here are the dining room looks. (I'll save the before, with the 80s era burgundy and hunter green floral wallpaper, for the big reveal.) The room is smallish and squarish, and will house the aforementioned mid century china hutch. There are four rope chairs, similar to those shown here, but a bit more substantial and refined.
The final result? Number one, with the table from number two. Can't wait to see it come together!