Dining Rooms

Sunny, Neutral-Coloured Dining Room with Bohemian Touches

Hello again, Friends! This week we’re back to recreating a dining room inspiration, specifically that of Sunny Circle Studio. We’re so in love with the neutral and natural colour palette (surprise, surprise!) and the bohemian touches. This dining room feels both meticulously designed, but also casual and liveable, which we think is just the best!

We’ve taken on the challenge to recreate this dining room finding pieces at high street prices and we think we’ve done a pretty good job! At times, we’ve found the exact items (hello West Elm!) and at other times we’ve gone with great alternatives. Let us know what you think of our reimagined dining room!

As always, you can click on any number or hyperlink to purchase your favourite items. 


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At the moment, we’re very happy with the natural wood dining table selection on the high street! In order to replicate the inspiration look we found some beautifully sleek, midcentury designs. They may all look much of a muchness at first glance, but there are lots of subtle differences that make each design unique. Which is your favourite?

  1. Wayfair.co.uk Marlow Home Co. Davisson Dining Set with 6 Chairs, £649.99 
  2. Habitat Vince 8 Seat Walnut Dining Table, £795
  3. Willis & Gambier New York Dining Table – Large Extension, £299
  4. West Elm Lena Mid-Century Dining Table, £399
  5. Swoon Editions Shea Dining Table, Walnut, £549
  6. Swoon Editions Bray Dining Table, Mango Wood, £499


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One of the features that makes the inspiration dining room so liveable is the dining chairs! Don’t they just look so comfortable?! These are the kind of chairs on which we’d like to sit all. day. long. We’ve found some very similar looking chairs and possibly the exact chair (numbered eight above) to help you recreate the look and comfort of this dining room.

  1. Made.com Lule Set of 2 High Back Carver Dining Chairs, Marl and Hail Grey, £249
  2. Made.com Lule Set of 2 Dining Chairs, Marl and Hail Grey, £229
  3. Made.com Stig Set of 2 High Back Carver Dining Chairs, Manhattan Grey and Oak, £249
  4. Made.com Stig Set of 2 Low Back Dining Chairs, Manhattan Grey and Oak, £249
  5. Habitat Bacco Grey Upholstered Dining Chair With Walnut-Stain Legs, £180
  6. Swoon Editions Bernie Dining Chair, Set Of Two, Grey Velvet, £299
  7. Maisons du Monde Mauricette Light Grey Marl and Birch Vintage Chair, Linen, £83.99
  8. West Elm Mid-Century Dining Chairs, Walnut Legs, Platinum, Linen Weave, £249


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We’re totally crushing on globe pendants, and it seems that lots of interior designers are too. What we really loved about this pendant is how the black hardware fits in with the black-framed mirror and how it contrasts the otherwise brassy tones throughout the dining room design.

  1. Dwell Cluster pendant light, £249
  2. Heal’s Mega Junction Chandelier, 8 Light, £329
  3. Heal’s Mega Junction Chandelier, 12 Light, £429
  4. Wayfair.co.uk Langley Street Canyon Vista 3 Light Kitchen Island Pendant, £118.99
  5. John Lewis Huxley Ceiling Light, £195
  6. Made.com Tangle Chandelier Pendant, Matt Black, Smoke Grey and Antique Brass, £99
  7. John Lewis House by John Lewis Elias Retro Pendant Ceiling Light, Black, £110
  8. West Elm Mobile Chandelier, Large, Antique Bronze, £279


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We’re so glad that drink trollies made a come back! From all the designs available on the high street (dark stained wood and otherwise), we think our absolute favourite is the bar cart numbered one above from West Elm, which is the actual bar cart from the inspiration design. Not only is it elegant, it is also very functional!

  1. West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart, £349
  2. West Elm Tiered Bar Console, £209.95
  3. Swoon Editions Edina Bar Trolley, Mango Wood And Brass, £399
  4. Wayfair.co.uk Laurel Foundry Alexander Serving Cart, £287.99
  5. Swoon Editions Salina Bar Trolley, Marble & Black, £299
  6. Swoon Editions Zabel Bar Cabinet, Rosewood, £449

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We’re all about extra storage here at Home Design Sleuth. We think if you could have more storage, why not?! Storage is especially desirable when it looks this good! Which of these white sideboards is your favourite?

  1. Wayfair.co.uk House Additions Wicchel 1 Door 2 Drawer Sideboard, £271.99
  2. Wayfair.co.uk Norden Home Ballinger Sideboard, £193.99
  3. Made.com Aveiro Sideboard, Natural Oak and White, £699
  4. Wayfair.co.uk Tenzo Dot 1 Door 3 Drawer Combi Chest, £356.99
  5. Wayfair.co.uk Tenzo Bess 2 Door Sideboard, £243.99
  6. Wayfair.co.uk Fjorde & Co Block 2 Door 4 Drawer Sideboard, £389.99


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We really appreciate the rug in the inspiration dining room because it brings a subtle bohemian feel to an otherwise midcentury / Scandinavian room, making the design extra special. We found some distressed bohemian and some Persian rugs that we think would make great replacements for the inspiration rug!

  1. John Lewis Casablanca Rug, Silver, 180x120cm, £270
  2. Ikea.co.uk VALLÖBY Rug, Low Pile, Beige and Blue, 170x230cm, £60
  3. Wayfair.co.uk Estrel Grey Area Rug, 122x183cm, £69.43
  4. Etsy.co.uk Vintage Rug, Turkish Rug, Bohemian Rug, Hand-made Wool Rug, 97x180cm, £168.70
  5. Wayfair.co.ul Klara Blue/Grey Area Rug, 121x182cm, £137.99
  6. Wayfair.co.uk Bellina Blue/Grey Area Rug, 121x182cm, £139.99
  7. Wayfair.co.uk Archive Grey/Blue Area Rug, 121x182cm, £131.99
  8. John Lewis Starfield Rug, Soft Blue, 180x120cm, £270


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We always think the more light, the better! Anyone else agree with us? We love the quiet, elegant nature of the inspiration lamps (numbered one above) and how they just fit in with the rest of the decor. We found quite a lot of lamps that we think would work just as well. West Elm’s current lamp offering is great, but we found some worthy contenders at lower prices in Argos, Matalan and a couple of other shops, too.

  1. West Elm Modernist Table Lamp, Egg White, £149
  2. Argos.co.uk Heart of House Inca Metal & Wood Table Lamp, White, £27.99
  3. West Elm Roar + Rabbit™ Crackle Glaze Ceramic Table Lamp, Small, £149
  4. West Elm Mini Abacus Table Lamp, Milk Finish, £79
  5. West Elm Small Pillar Table Lamp, Marble, £129
  6. Matalan.co.uk Sara Table Lamp, White, £70
  7. West Elm Roar + Rabbit™ Lustre Table Lamp, Large, £149
  8. Next.co.uk Lydford Table Lamp, £100
  9. Argos.co.uk Home Round Ceramic Table Lamp, Cotton Cream, £5.99
  10. Wayfair.co.uk Langley Street La Merced 43cm Table Lamp, £48.99


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No, your memory is not failing you. You have seen these mirrors before! We featured this selection of mirrors in our ‘Spaces-in-Between’ post, and we’re just as in love with all these mirrors as we were then. Aren’t they pretty?

  1. Maisons du Monde Urban Round Black Metal and Tinted Glass Mirror, D90cm, £194.50
  2. Maisons du Monde Stratford Metal Mirror, Black, D159cm, £425.50
  3. Maisons du Monde Lucas Round Metal Mirror, D81cm, £89.99
  4. Habitat Patsy Large Round Black Wall Mirror, D82cm, £195
  5. Wayfair.co.uk Svedbergs Round Mirror, D60cm, £227.99
  6. West Elm Metal Framed Round Wall Mirror, Antiqued Bronze, D76cm, £249


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Lastly, we’ve found some alternatives to our favourite finishing details. To be clear, we’re not saying you should include all seven cacti in replicating the inspiration look, but it’s good to see you have plenty of cactus choices! Let us know which finishing detail you think is most important in completing the look.

  1. Asda George Set of 3 Vases, £14
  2. Home Base Cactus Column Mix Houseplant (Multiple Options Available), £5
  3. Ebay.co.uk Aztec Throw in Taupe, Grey, Pink, Cream, £19.99
  4. Habitat Duffield Woven Water Hyacinth Storage Basket With Handles, £30
  5. Ikea.co.uk Potted Plant Ficus Microcarpa Moclame, £10

We hope you found this post helpful and pleasing to view! Let us know if you have any home design inspiration you’d like for us to make a reality!

Until next time! x

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