I’ve been wanting to show you some of the updates to our mountain house. First we got a ping pong table. It’s not pretty from a design standpoint, but my family is so happy about it, so… well I’m happy we got it. The room seems really big, but once you put a full size ping pong table in the room, that’s all you can put in there. It’s fun for us and the guests who rent our house.
Next I’m going to show you the dining area. We started with some pretty basic chairs we had that I brought from the farm.
I said basic, and that’s what these are. We finally switched them out for more comfortable chairs. Since we rent out the house for vacation rentals, we needed something comfortable that was easy care. I’m not there to make sure the cushions are clean, so it needs to be something that could be wiped down by the cleaning service if there was a food spill.
I chose these French cafe chairs. If you eat at an outdoor cafe in Paris, you will probably sit in a chair that looks a lot like these. The chairs at each end of the table were also recently purchased. They are a faux leather, so they are very comfortable, easy care, and affordable. They really came in handy while my family were visiting in August.
We had some shelves made for this antique buffet too. It will eventually be an a kitchen island, but for now, it serves as a buffet.
Don’t forget the views here. This is the view from our road. Remember if you want to stay at our house, you can! Here’s the link, CLICK HERE. During the month of September get 10% off using the discount code CedarRidgeSeptember
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Ellen Rae says
I would love to be brave enough to paint my old Shield back chairs. Your site encourages me to go for it.
Melanie Smith says
The views are fabulous! Your mountain home is beautiful and looks like a place to let the cares of the world float away!
Beautiful!!! It’s so inviting and comfortable. Love your style!!
Just beautiful! Like you, I love French Country design. This dining room would fit my house. Got to start looking for these chairs!!!
Dee Dee Mitchell says
Love love love the Buffett. Your taste is so inspirational. The dining room is gorgeous I love your original chairs. I understand why you changed, and I do like the replacement chairs. The view from your house is beautiful.
I love the relaxed setting. I too enjoy the peaceful mountains. Thank you for posting the pics.
Heidi Teichgraeber says
I had never thought of Soft Surroundings as a source for lamps. Thanks for the tip.
Marlene Stephenson says
Thanks Anita it looks wonderful, love those Paris cafe chairs.
Love it! So inviting. May I ask what paint color you used in the living dining area and did you use this color throughout? It seems all the houses are painted inside a light color now. Hope you are getting to use your mountain place a lot.?
Debbie, we just bought the house, and I don’t know what color that is. I think it is very close to SW Alabaster.
Ginger Valdes says
Anita, I hope to rent the mountain home some day. Until then,I can dream, can’t I? I’m also dreaming I have 3 homes and ALL those rooms to decorate! And every one is divine. Xo Ginger
Ginger, my goal is to get back to just one house.
The cafe chairs are great ~ makes me want to see the real ones in Paris!
Susan Dupuis says
LOVE THE SIDE BOARD!!
Deb J says
Just love your mountain home, and like to see affordable options like these!
Rebecca Nelson says
Those cafe chairs are so cute. I don’t think I’ve seen them before and I like the look. Something to think about.
Pam Ballard says
What an amazing Mountain Home. I would never want to leave.
I love the french cafe chairs. They bring a beautiful texture into the room. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Love the views, just breathtaking…
I really think your buffet will look amazing as an island…can’t wait to see how it will turn out…
Linda Charlton says
I want to live in that house.
Mary L says
Looks great! I love the views from the deck!
Wow what a place to visit and relax. Absolutely beautiful
Carole Shiles says
The bistro chairs are perfect for my dining room redo. Thanks for showing me which way to go with seating.
What a beautiful place!
Sally L says
This is so pretty! I’m having a hard time incorporating French country into my décor, even though it’s my favorite style, because of what I already have and recently inherited. What you share is always so helpful and inspiring. 🙂
Can you please say where your home in the mountains is located? I can’t remember 🙁
Black Mountain, NC Bonnie.
The mountain home looks like a great place to relax….both inside and out.
Cheryl Brazie says
The Buffet is my absolute favorite with all the wood pieces decorating it.
LINDA O. says
Love the buffet!
Love the island/buffet!!
I love your talent and confidence. What a perfect mix of chairs around your table! Can’t wait to see the buffet in your kitchen as an island.
You are always an inspiration to me!
Shirley Jean Creighton says
How lovely. I dream of renting it someday. The views are wonderful!
Joyce Bailey says
Love what you have done. I too love the mountains but my husband not so much. We moved to NC 3 years ago from Florida but alas, we are on the coast. I do visit the mountains every fall so I won’t complain.
What stunning views. We don’t see mountains in my part of the world. It’s all flat. To see that beautiful view is just superb.
MARY-ANN FROM CANADA! says
Anita! Your mountain home is just beautiful! Hope you can get more time to enjoy it!
Your mountain home is so beautiful ♥
Our French Oasis says
Love the chairs and the views are to die for. Makes me long for the mountains. Going back to the chairs, we had the same dilemma in our guest house, we wanted comfort and style but the problem with anything in fabric, especially linen that I love, is that every tiny mark shows and when time is limited in between guests it is not possible to launder a lip covers, so like you we went for leather as it can be wiped down and still looks stylish.
The Ping Pong tables great and if it makes them happy you got off cheap at least it’s not a pool table.
Genie Annino Steger says
Looking good, I love the sideboard! Also wonderful to see the mountains!!!
Loving your mountain home. Looks so comfortable.
Gay Bofill says
I live on a canal in our backyard. When we first bought the house there was a big old tree right in the middle of the yard. The realtor was mortified when I said ” If we buy this house that tree is going.” We did and it went. Love your stories, pretty pics and your website all around.
Brenda Wilson says
Your mountain home is so beautiful, one day it would be wonderful to visit there …….. In the meantime, we can dream vicariously through all the beautiful photos you post.
Charlene Halverson says
Love your dining room regrouping!
Love NC. The views are beautiful and the fall follage is breath taking. I was lucky enough a few years back to take a temporary assignment at work for a year in Reidsville and Holly Springs North Carolina loved being in both areas, but the fall follage was so beautiful I didn’t want to leave and return to Houston when the assignment was completed. Wonderful memories there!
Dawn Doll says
Love the pin pong table we had one when my children where still at home , great fun nice to see that in a home !
Peggy Lee says
Just Beautiful,… And what a view !! . When I was growing up,our family went to the mountains every year when my dad got his vacation time. I just loved staying at my moms great Aunts house in Highlands, N.C. I can still smell the cedar and pine interior. I just loved it up there.
The country girl in me just loves the farmhouse chairs !
What a great place to think, relax, and create with so much interior light , and it is clean and simple, but elegant at the same time. You are such and inspiration! Thank you!
Jen D. says
I can’t wait to see your sideboard as an island – it’s stunning!
M Damen says
Was wondering what color blue paint on the buffet might be?
I bought it that way so I don’t know.
Really like the changes in the dining room and the sideboard is lovely and will be a wonderful island!
Mary FIORI says
What a beautiful view! Peaceful and cool….hopefully!
Nita Jo Hickman says
Good for you getting your view back. A true perk of mountain living. Love the dining room especially the end chairs.
Norma Rolader says
Oh so lovely and serene thank you for sharing Love the colors, textures, and that view breath taking I love the mountains and miss going but with husband bed ridden Thank you and God bless
Judy B says
I have the same Paris bistro chairs in my kitchen and they add such a fun element. Your vacation home looks so tranquil with that view. One of my favorite book series, by author Jan Karon, about the fictional town of Mitford, NC, takes place in the hill country of NC. I imagine it as being so peaceful and friendly, where everyone knows your name.
Would love to stay at your home someday!
I love those French chairs! I have been seeing them around alot lately and now Kirkland’s sells them!
My husband and I went to New York a couple of months ago and sat in these bistro chairs at the Trump Plaza.