Black and white dining room

Black walls are now my favorite… and this is where it all began!


Chris’ first job was at Discount Plumbing & Electric Supply Company, so it’s always our go-to for lighting, hardware, and fixtures!

Window Valance

I got the fabric at JoAnns. I had my eye on it for several years… and when I finally had a place for it, it was 40% off! I made matching valances for the dining room, kitchen, and piano room.


I got most of the frames from Home Goods and filled them with black and white family wedding photos.

Head Chairs

LOVE my black and white stripe chairs from At Home…. but, the seat cushions sunk to the back of the chairs were no longer comfortable to sit in which is why I put them here at the dining room table.

Table & Chairs

The table and chairs were originally the conference room set at Chris’ Pop’s company… they then ended up at his grandparent’s house (which we bought) and then they became ours. I (actually, my mom and brother did this for me one Christmas) recovered the chairs in stripe fabric from JoAnns.


Lamp: At Home
Wine Bar: Target
Bar Accessories: World Market
Candle holders & other silver: my grandmother


Katherine Forbes