Whether your schooldays were the best days of your life or not, there’s a lot to be said for a nostalgic look back. This dining room has a lot of elements that remind me of a vintage schoolhouse. From the dark green paint on the walls, to the industrial style lighting, to the retro chairs. Even the tableware and cast iron radiator shout sturdy utilitarian. And then just when you think this may be a cold, factory-like setting, it’s all warmed up with a plush carpet. Parquet flooring would work just as well, but remember to soften it with a rug. Who’s milk monitor today?
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Country Living Clovelly Fleet Carpet from Carpetright.
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- Pack of 4 Resin Vintage World Map Atlas Coasters, £12, The Contemporary Home.
- Industrial pendant lighting by Wardle, £420, Skinflint.
- Torin 6-8 Seat Dining Table, £499, Housecosy.
- Lene Bjerre Depot Trolley, £325, Sweetpea and Willow.
- Hester Dining Chair, £95, (affiliate link) Habitat.
- Spruce Things Up Emulsion and Eggshell Paint, £49.99, Dowsing and Reynolds.
- Brooklyn Vintage Antique Cone Sconce Wall Lamp, £79, Lime Lace.
- Hkliving Server Jug, £14.99, Coffee & Cloth and Home Made Glass 250ml Bottle, Kitchencraft.
- Decades Arcade Carpet, £37.49, Lifestyle Floors.