Although I approach client projects with more of a vision and of course more of a timeline, the goal is more or less the same: developing a coherent style that can adapt and be added to or rearranged. And so even before gathering inspiration images, it's helpful to describe how a room should feel. This dining room is just a very, very, (very!), slow example of this.
Even though we didn't have the funds to buy anything new at the beginning, I had already described the feeling that I was after: "simple, natural, unfussy, sturdy." This is more or less the feeling that I wanted to accomplish on the entire main floor. Having that in mind helped guide the vision, and let me know right away whether something was working or not.
Check out the captions to learn more about the evolution of this room.
(Images: Leah Moss)