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Season 1, Episode 1

Formal & Family-Friendly Dining Room

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It’s an urban myth that dining rooms can’t be formal and functional at the same time. The perpetually stylish and charming Caroline Harper Knapp proves exactly that. She mixes formal and casual elements to create a calming palette that remains clean and serene even with young kiddos around. Keep an eye out for her fabulous secret to keeping dining room chairs squeaky clean.

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Teague Oval Bar Cart

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Acid etching of a repeated, interlocking geometric design add extra edge to the brass shelves of the softly curved Teague Oval Bar Cart. Tone-on-tone gunmetal-finished iron framing keeps things rustic, and caster feet maintain smooth mobility.

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Timeless Table Lamp

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A traditional urn shaped lamp is given a contemporary twist on this ceramic and acrylic table lamp. The crisp White Parchment shade is the perfect compliment to this versatile table lamp.

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Cassis Dining Chair

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The Cassis Dining Chair's sophisticated looks shine through its antique charm. The beige fabric complements the light weathered finish of the wood. Other traditional elements include the floral designs and fluting gracing the legs.

The Southern Life

About the Series

Caroline Harper Knapp, founder of the popular lifestyle blog, HOUSE of HARPER™, welcomes you into her colorful Texas home where she shares tips on how to maintain a stylish and family-friendly home in true southern style. The Southern Life will leave you feeling inspired, no matter where you live! More

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