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Monday, February 20, 2012

New Home Mood Board: Dining Room

I am excited about a new endeavor...I'm in the process of buying a house and am having a lot of fun planning each room. I want to make each one different but still create a flow of color and class. I was delighted that the new home has a (small) formal dining room because that means I can use my grandparents' dining room furniture, which is a beautiful simple dark wood. I don't want to darken that room much because it's small and will appear even smaller with the table and wall unit in there. My grandmother had amazing pale blue china which I'm bringing in...don't know when I'll use it but hey, it's nice to have and it's not something I'll have to register for when I get married.
I have been very taken with metallic wallpaper recently. I know wallpaper has come back on trend and I am loving the elegance and fun metallics. I fell in love with a print at Lowe's that was a subtle pale teal and a metallic color that was between silver and gold in a pretty floral pattern (the exact one is above and isn't quite so green in person).
I'm also a sucker for lighting and while I love what Restoration Hardware has to offer, my wallet does not. I scored a cute little shiny bauble of a chandelier (exact one above) at Z Gallerie and also looked at possibilities of a simple curtain and a simple solid or ombre rug. I don't want to overpower the room and I don't really like rugs or fussy window treatments so I'm thinking a pretty neutral silk for the curtains. We are recovering the chair cushions in a teal velvet fromBassett Furniture which blends very nicely with the blue of the china plates. The darker pop of teal flows into the kitchen. I'm planning on painting the walls in there with a teal color, which also flows into the living room from there just a little bit.
This is the first of my mood boards for the house...stay tuned for more and later on for real images of the progress!

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