Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dining Room Redo

When we originally move into this house I picked a wallpaper for the dining room that I LOVE. It's by Thibaut and it's from the Tea House collection. I pretty much decorated the rest of the room around that paper. I picked curtain panels with pink and green stripes that were really pretty. Then, Happy Housewife came in and turned my world upsidedown by suggesting I put the pink and green panels in my living room instead. Hmmmph. Well, she was right of course. They look great in there. I had another pair made and now it's perfection.

I had a fabric sample I'd been holding onto for two years that I really wanted to use to cover the dining room chairs. It's really a "wow" piece. ie: can't do too much else in the room if the chairs are going to have this fabric. It was pricey, so I was on the fence. Finally Dr. Daddy agreed that if I had kept it for that long and not yet found anything else I liked as much that I could go ahead and use it. Yay! So, here was the before...you may remember
this post.




And now...






The curtains are a gorgeous greenish blue silk with an onion ball trim that incorporates all the colors of the room. I found the asian inspired lamps at a local design store. The rug is one that used to be in the living room; I just switched and put the old dining room rug in the living room and vice versa. The adorable monkey on the table was a gift from my physicians' spouse auxiliary. Now, I just need to figure out what to put on that round table in the corner. I'm kind of sick of the plant. Any suggestions? Oh, and I painted the wall below the chairrail with Benjamin Moore's mushroom cap in a half strength. It has just the right amount of a creamy, buttery color to warm up the room but not over do it. Hope you like!

21 comments:

Belle on Heels said...

ok i NEED those lamps for my entry table. from one roanoke girl to another, where did you find these? they are darling. {the whole makeover is faboosh!}

Katiesperk said...

Love the chair fabric! Ohh lala that rooms is gorgeous.

Muffy said...

Oh, I LOVE it! Good choice!!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Everything looks great. The chairs are perfect!! In the corner, why don't you leave the plant and get a different pot? It looks like a perfect place for a plant right by that window!! Great job!

Christie said...

It looks great -- I love that fabric on the chairs!

AEO said...

Do you remember who made the rug? I love it!

Your dining room looks great, and I'm so glad it has turned out the way you wanted it to!! Success!

Miss HoneyDew said...

So chic! I love it!

linda said...

ohhhh, it came out so beautiful!

The 5 Bickies said...

Love it before and love it after!
I agree with you...the chair fabric is fantastic and I love the cording that you chose as well!

Can we have the before and after in the living room too?

The Newly Mrs. said...

I think it looks great! I've been looking to redo my dining room and I'm glad to see the bold chair fabric against the other patterns and colors in the room. Gives me inspiration for my own!

Mariam said...

Looks fabulous! You have great taste!

Amanda said...

I love the new dining room chair fabric! The whole room looks great!

Maureen said...

Like? I love it. What a beautiful room...

Elizabeth said...

I love your dining room- it looks lovely & I especially like your wallpaper!

gohokies said...

Love the fabric on the chairs......who makes it??

gohokies said...

Love the fabric on your chairs......who makes it??

PaperCottage.net said...

So beautiful! You did a wonderful job!

Summer is a Verb said...

I really love the chair fabric and Thibaut is one of my fav brands of wallpapers...XXOO

Heather said...

This looks so beautiful!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Lovely redo.

I lllurrve that monkey. Where did they buy it?

Blair said...

Gorgeous! I love it all. The fabric on the chairs is so different but it works beautifully. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Great inspiration.