Four years ago when we moved into this house the dining room was red. In our house before that our dining room was red. After 8 years I was sick of the red.
The problem with repainting it was choosing a color. I could not bring myself to paint it beige, I thought about blue. But nothing really sat right with me. To be honest I really wanted wallpaper, but was worried that a potential buyer of our home down the road would be scared off by it.
Eight years ago when I had the first red dining room, I purchased some very “formal” dining room furniture. I’m not sure I’d do it again. Even though it’s beautiful, if I started all over again I’d pick something more modern.
Also in the room already were red silk drapes and a red oriental rug (that I bought in Turkey, so it wasn’t going anywhere). When I thought of the room I could not NOT see RED walls.
|Right after we moved in.|
I added the Fork, Knife and Spoon prints too. I’m not sure if they are too literal.. but I like them and the gray and the warm tan tones seem to work well in the room.
Around the corner is a butler’s pantry. We are still working on that- painting the cabinets and such. I’m going to hang my collection of blue transfer ware plates on the wall over there. And since the room seemed to be getting a wee bit too serious, I picked up this guy,
to add a bit of humor. I’ll be sure to share that when I get it done. UPDATED: Click here to see the plate wall