Solid Walnut Danu Dining Table, by Lisa Nightingale

I love figuring out how to maximize any space & make it feel like home. Right now, I am really into minimizing our home (clutter makes me feel overwhelmed) & so I have been slowly changing up our decor, room by room. Every time we move somewhere new, I try to make it feel comfy & inviting. For awhile, we have slowly been working on our dining room space. We are renting, so there is only so much I can do, but I love a challenge!

Next in our re-decoration process was selling our Craigslist table (same price we bought it for!) & we added the most beautiful table from Medley. The table is made out of solid American walnut. All of Medley's pieces are handmade, which makes our dining table feel extra special. We chose a Danu Dining Table, which seats between 6 & 8 people! It is handcrafted in Los Angeles (takes roughly about 4 weeks to make) & they make it to order. That way, if you have any size preferences, they can accommodate you! What is really awesome about Medley, is that they also will send you a free sample material kit, so you can see what color/fabric you prefer.

When our table arrived, it was absolutely stunning. It literally reminded me of home in Hawaii...hence the subsequent trip to Home Depot for the palm tree! The table is extremely sturdy & they do not treat their products with any harsh chemicals. They also offer free returns, free shipping, & a 100 day free trial (although, once you receive your piece, you will NEVER want to return it). This Danu table is an investment, but I know that it will last us a lifetime.

This room was actually really fun to decorate & I am loving the earthy tones in it. The dining table was my main inspiration & everything just fell into place. If you are looking for a well, handcrafted piece of furniture, you will LOVE Medley.

Story by Lisa Nightingale. She can be found at and @darlingnightingale.