Friday, March 28, 2008

Pink and Green!

Here was my dining room when the previous owner lived here:



Not bad...just not me. The walls were a dark terra cotta and the curtains were a brick red and yellow stripe. She left the gorgeous curtain rods.

It took me no time at all to pick out the wallpaper for my new dining room. I absolutely fell in love with this pattern from Thibaut. I love all things oriental and it is the perfect color of green.



We papered above the chair rail and painted below the chair rail the same color as the trim...a half white/half antique white mix. Eventually, we plan to put in wainscoating below the chair rail.

As most of you know, I then made the curtains. I love pink and green...Dr. Daddy notsomuch. But he was amazing and immediately agreed that he loved the fabric. Here's the final product.



And...the entire room.











The table, chairs, pedestal table and china cabinet are all Baker.





The table legs don't show in the photos so here's a stock photo. I didn't manage to get the china cabinet in the picture but here's a stock photo of it. It has to be one of my favorite pieces in the house. I love the bowed front. My china pattern is Wedgewood Strawberry and Vine and I collect Anna Weatherley salad plates.







The mirror is La Barge. I can't remember where the buffet came from...my husband bought it at the Dallas furniture mart about ten years ago. The lamps are from TJ Maxx and the shades are from Ballard Designs. I bought the chandelier on Ebay and assembled it myself. (You KNOW that required some gin) The soup tureen on the buffet was passed down from my MIL. It's antique Mottahedeh, but you can still buy it here.

I love the rug, Dr. Daddy doesn't. It's a grass cloth and I think it really adds an air of casualness to the room. I haven't found an oriental yet that I love as
much.

The candle sconces were also passed down from my MIL. I found them in her attic!!! She wasn't using them at all. I later saw them in an antique store and bragged to Dr. Daddy about how much money I'd saved by digging through the attic.

So, there you have it!

Now, I'll leave you with a picture from House Beautiful's June 2006 issue. This is my ultimate idea room. I love everything about it...



First of all, the painted wallpaper. Love the birds. The canary yellow drapes just pop and the lacquered curtain rods give the appearance of beautiful jewelry complementing the perfect ballgown. I absolutely love the contrast of the traditional Charleston style table with the clean lines of the Regency style chairs. Dr. Daddy already owned our dining set when we got married. I think if I had gotten to choose for myself I would definitely have chosen chairs like these from Baker:



I love the eclectic look and not having everything be so matchy matchy. And of course, you know I love the rug in this inspiration photo!

21 comments:

Miss Preppy in Pink said...

I love your new dining room!!! I am having curtains very similar to those made for me to put in my living room.

It is beautiful!

MaryO said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! And with two small children too! You're a genius! :-) meo

lizziefitz said...

It is STUNNING! I am not surprised, you have fabulous taste.You did an amazing job on your panels...LOVE the fabric and trim!!! i would have to eat breakfast , lunch and dinner in that beautiful room:)

jenontheedge said...

Tres chic!

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

I have been wanting to put a sisal or grass type rug in my dining room too. I think your whole room looks picture-perfect!

Susie said...

I have a whole folder full of pictures of kids rooms and other rooms in houses! Send me your email!

susanneewolf@aol.com

joy said...

I love the wallpaper and fabric for the window treatments! A girl with my tastes. The room is beautiful.

Bridget said...

Fabulous post! I love your dining room it looks wonderful... Thanks for sharing. And as for the 50th b-day vacation.. I can completely understand where you are coming from, we are all alittle older and wiser... you know Dr. Daddy would probably think the same once you got to the resort. Kinda like the HELL was I thinking! But maybe not he is a man....Good luck with that!

Impoverished Preppy said...

So very pretty! I am in love with that soup tureen!

I like what you've done, but also like what it used to look like too (particularly since if you 86ed their art and put in black and white Yosemite photos, that is pretty much what our dining room looks like - DH would probably divorce me if I did any room other than the girls' rooms or bathroom in pink and green.)

Liz said...

Your dining room is GORGEOUS!!!! I absolutely love the wallpaper... well I love everything really.

Lauren said...

Your dining room looks great! I love the pinks and greens you used.

I am hoping to add some Anna Weatherly to my china later on. I didn't register for it when I got married and regret it.

I love the rug you chose. I think rugs like that make rooms look less stuffy and formal.

Have a nice weekend!

Barefoot in the Park said...

Great Job!

linda said...

Your dining room came out BEAUTIFUL and the curtains- lush, and fantastic!!!! Enjoy!

The Wife said...

Too cute! I can't believe you made your curtains! I also really love your wallpaper choice.

Meredith said...

Oh WOW! You did a GREAT job on your dining room! It is beautiful!! very elegant and the colors looks GREAT!!!

Margaret said...

I love it---it's beautiful!!!!!

Mrs LSL said...

So beautiful, you did such a wonderful job. :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the dining room! It is just beautiful . . . a lovely and sophisticated use of pink and green. I'm using similar colors in my dining room, though in more of a cottage style. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer

Lori said...

Your room looks beautiful and so,so,so much better! I LOVE the chairs in the idea room~ perfection!
The wallpaper you chose is BEAUTIFUL, I just love the color!

Paula said...

That's the prettiest dining room that I've seen in a long time! I love your wallpaper and really love your curtains. You must have breathed a big sigh of relief when you finally finished that project.

workinthatpreppy said...

love hte dining room. my walls are green with a faux finish. i had a sisal but took it up after it was so stained i guess...dogs, kids, etc...my curtains are very similar with a green and pink oriental toile...