how to create a family-friendly formal dining room on The Souther Life with Caroline Harper Knapp

I am so excited to finally share the series premier of The Southern Life on The Design Network!

In this episode I will be tackling the urban myth that dining rooms can’t be formal and functional at the same time. Tune in to see our dining room and hear my tips for mixing formal and casual elements to create a calming palette that remains clean and serene (even with young kids at the table). Wondering why in the world I would have white dining room chairs?  You don’t want to miss my little secret to keeping dining room chairs squeaky clean!

Don’t forget, I will be launching a new episode every Wednesday for the next five weeks!  You can subscribe through The Design Network to get an email each week with the latest episode by simply clicking the ‘subscribe’ button on The Southern Life homepage.

And because I am SO excited for this launch, I am hosting a live Q&A on my Facebook page today at 11:00 CST (noon EST)!  Tune in to ask me any questions from specifics about this episode to why I started blogging, etc.  Anything is fair game!


Furniture details:

dinning table: antique (similar) | dining chairs: Safavieh | high chair: Sokke Stepsblue vases & bowls: Home Goods | lamps: One Kings Lane | Barcart: Target | curtains: Pottery Barn | art: Madeline Denaro o/l Kathy Dimmitt Gallery (similar) | rug: London Grey Rugs (similar) | Server: Canterbury Court Antiques (similar) | Chandelier: Visual Comfort | Mirror: Horchow, old (similar) | China: Lenox | Flatware: William Sonoma

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*Videography by Cody Bess