This is the current state of our dining area. The photo is taken from the living room. The door on the right leads to the kitchen.
The walls are now freshly painted in a soft greyish pink. The new lamp we found in IKEA for 25 EUR, the table is a piece handed down to us by my father, the small desk in the front dates from the 40's or 50's that we inherited from Mr. B.'s granddad. The lamp on the desk is a vintage lampfoot with a new greyish pink velvet shade, the fruitbowl next to it is a piece I got for my birthday last year.
The new chairs (we thrifted these in a local thriftshop) still need new upholstery. I'm not sure about the fabric yet.
The curtains still need to be hung (they will be in a white cotton fabric). And we are probably going to change the floor: now we have an ugly laminate flooring in the living room and dining area, in the kitchen and the hallway. At first we thought putting in a wooden floor was going to be too expensive, but we found a good solution for a very very reasonable price. So, the new floor will be solid wood, painted white or off-white in the living room, dining room and kitchen, and black in the hallway, so that it will have the same colour as the staircase.
It's so much work to get this place to look just as I want, but it's also so rewarding to see it evolve.