Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our Dining Room: Progress

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Well, this has nothing to do with St. Patricks day and all to do about my dining room!  Ha!  Anyway, I'm trying my hardest to make progress on some rooms in our home before May arrives (translation: lots of family and friends visiting).

Here is one combination I am considering for our dining room (the fabric is for the drapes).


At first, I was ho-hum about the fabric, but my husband really likes it and lately, it is really growing on me.  I like how the navy and red keeps the color scheme grounded.

When picking out the paint colors for the DR walls, my sticking point was this cabinet/bookcase below which I plan on using it in our DR.  I wanted one of the paint colors to match it so it looks cohesive.  It took a lot of paint samples, but I got it.


I always feel that if you have one painted piece of furniture in a room it adds some whimsy and casualness which I really admire.  I did that for my daughter's room and really liked how it turned out.

The plan is for the lantern to hang over an antique dining table (have yet to purchase).   But, something along the lines of this…




I am considering two ideas for our DR when it comes to painting our walls.

Idea #1: Is to paint the all the walls ivory and to paint the trim the blue greenish grayish color.  Remember that the cabinet will also be the blueish greenish grayish color too.  Here is some inspiration:




Idea #2: Since my DR has a chair rail, another option is to paint the chair rail and the wall below the chair rail the blueish greenish color along with all the trim and keep the ivory above the chair rail.  See inspiration…




What is your preference?  Honestly, I like both styles so I think I am going to try both and see what I like better.  I'll be honest though, I am so nervous to paint the trim!!  Have you ever painted your trim a different color than white??

8 comments:

  1. Love the direction you're heading in! Option 2 is my favorite, especially if you have molding below the chair rail.

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    1. Thank you Erin!! I am very excited to try this. I'm just hoping it looks as good as the picture I have in my head! :)

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  2. You have impeccable taste! I am loving your posts and storing away some ideas for my next project.Thanks for taking time to share your lovely home. Annette in NorthernCA

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    1. Hi Annette, Thank you for your sweet comment! So kind of you! Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Now that I'm seeing your inspiration photos, I think I'm leaning toward option 1. I love that seafoam green painted trim in that one photo. And if your hubby likes a fabric then that should be a front-runner! ;)

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  4. oh goodness, I can't wait to see what you do. Exciting.

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  5. We have that lantern in our eat in kitchen area. I love it. I like idea #1.

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  6. I was actually looking for handcrafted round dining tables in London to perfectly fit my semi circular dining room that as fairly big enough in size and to my surprise I found exactly the type of wooden dining table that I was looking for at one of the leading
    furniture stores in London. The furniture that I picked up was decently priced and it did not create a big dent in my pocket. The table was full hand carved and hand polished as there was again the option of distressed paint but I opted for the one which had hand polishing and beautiful ornamental design. It was certainly a gorgeous piece of furniture.

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