My Dining Room Mood Board

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Although I'm in moving hell right now,  I also have high hopes and lots of excitement about getting back to our house downtown and making it our home (again).

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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jeanette from everton terrace said...

Scrumpdillyicous! Cannot wait. The fabric for your chairs sounds perfect for your rug - great chairs btw. I was so taken with the lighting fixture I got lost over at west elm! I just changed out my dining table and am thinking a new lighting fixture is in order. Happy move to you.

###### said...

where can i find those gold things? i see them all the time online, but never in stores.

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

It sounds like it is going to be beautiful! Good luck this weekend moving!!!

pve design said...

Sounds simply stunning! A dear friend had a kitchen painted that coral ( well her Mom's kitchen) and as a teenager, I just remember thinking her kitchen was delightful. I cannot wait to see your place all done up!
Hope you have some coral accents from the sea for the shelves.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Oh, sounds like a wonderful plan!! Can't wait to see it! Love that Trina Turk fabric! Take care, Caroline

Karen said...

Glad you showed the elements all grouped together, at first I couldn't see it, but now it's clear the design is beautiful.

kayce hughes said...

I love the dreaming stage! So excited to see what you do with your new/old house.

Lissa Pierce said...

Love this scheme....and that fabric is awesome! Can't wait to see your dreaming for the other room too!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Clearly the Trina Turk fabric will pull everything together. I think its really worth the splurge! I love the direction you're going (of course, it's not too far from where I'm going too!) I'm so excited that you get to move back in your old house and make it new all over again!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i love it all and that fabric is so pretty! can't wait to see it.

you are so right about the planning process, no budgets rock.

designchic said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning-so love hearing comments! Your blog is lovely also, and I can't wait to see the finished dining room-it's going to be stunning!!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Hey Kim! Wow, your dining room is going to look amazing! I love that coral colour and that Schumacher fabric?? Wowza!! Can't wait to see the final product!

Pemberley said...

I can see it, and it looks amazing. Love the Trina Turk fabric!!

Punctuation Mark said...

love the whole concept and that fabric is fabulous... have a great long weekend!

Anonymous said...

It sounds really great. Can't wait to see the finished product. Are you doing the dining chairs yourself?...You know I have a thing for chairs.


Dovecote Decor said...

I know we are all prone to hyperbole, but I seriously love the colors, fabric, painting the chairs, rug..etc.. It is going to be so beautiful, it will get you through the tedium of the sherpa chores of moving. We can't wait. I'll post in on our blog, for heavens sake! Remind me!!

Jen said...

Its too bad that decorating has to be both fun and hard work... why can't it just be fun?? But you'll get through it. Just make sure you take lots and lots of pictures for us!! :-)

Kendall said...

It sounds like it will be fabulous. It's nice that you'll get a second go 'round on the same house!

Unknown said...

I can totally see it! We are actually moving too, temporarily, and I have just been going nuts thinking about all of the things I want to do, I think it's driving Mr. Deer crazy! It is going to be gorgeous, Kim, love the coral and gray!

Audrey said...

I can't wait to see the new dining room all put together! I am in love with the Trina Turk fabric you've picked out. So pretty! You have the best eye for color and mood.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

LOVE the color scheme and inspiration!! And that's so exciting you're moving downtown. Can't wait to see the results.

And have a happy and safe holiday, Kim :)

the chirpy bird said...

Oh yes yes! Super chic! Love that color combo!
xo tash

Unknown said...

I have the west elm chandelier in my dining room--it was an absolute bear to put up (each shell was individually wrapped!) but looks great! Love the coral and grey combo--so fresh! good luck with the move :)

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Kim! My kiddos
are back in school
now, too, so I have
more time for socializing
with my bloggy pals!!
I am absolutely loving
this look ~ classic yet
fresh and punched up at
the same time. I know
you are going to have
fun with the re-do AND
the blog post that will
follow! Enjoy your holiday
weekend and thanks for
popping in ~ it's always
great to hear from you : )
xx Suzanne

Unknown said...

Love the gold balls. Very Kelly Wearstler! And the fabric is great too. Have a great weekend.

Miles Of Style said...

wow!! i love how everything blends so well together! the colour combo you've chosen is soooo unsual and lovely! i can't wait to see the final results now! great style there dearie!


Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love this! Cannot wait to see the finished project!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

i certainly can - great look, cant wait to see!

Erika Ward said...

I can see the vision for sure! Makes me what to drive up for dinner when you're all done ;-)

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Good luck in your move. Can't wait to see your dining space. Love that West Elm chandelier.

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