I think the planning and dreaming part of decorating a space is the most fun part of the process. Maybe because the only limits you have are the boundaries of your imagination. Imaginary rooms have no budget or time constraints, the finished project is always jaw-droppingly beautiful, and you don't even have to break a sweat to create it!
In my dining room, I plan to paint the walls gray and use accents of coral (the color). I have a built-in china cabinet in the dining room and I want to paint the interior shelving area coral, or line it with wallpaper or fabric. This cabinet will display my collection of silver platters and serving pieces.
I plan to keep my existing dining room chairs, and maybe freshen them up with a coat of white paint. I am completely smitten with Trina Turk's Peacock fabric in Punch and would love to cover the seat cushions with this. Thankfully, chair seats don't require much yardage, so I can justify a splurge on this fabric choice..
I will use the same dining room rug I've had for ten years. It's mostly black, but it has splashes of coral, red and yellow. You'll have to trust me here, the rug is completely covered with moving boxes and newspaper right now so I can't share a photo with you. (I guess that's moving progress!)
As budget permits, I want to change out the brass antique chandelier for something more whimsical, like this capiz shell chandelier from West Elm. The rectangular shape is just right for my long dining room table.
And I think my black & white lamps would look good in here.
To finish off the space, I plan to use accents of gold - I love gold against a gray backdrop!
So here is how my mind sees my new(ish) dining room.
Can you see it too?
Make the most of this last weekend of summer! I will be laboring over some nearly completed furniture makeovers - hope to post them Monday or Tuesday.
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