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
It looks awesome! I am hoping to be able to add a bit of stenciling in our new house.
Natalia Bonner says
i love it! It’s beautiful!! 🙂
Melissa MY DEAR! I have to tell you…I have done a LOT of stenciling and seen a LOT of stenciling, but I think that this is one of the most beautiful and simply elegant stencil projects I’ve ever seen! You totally captured the look and vibe of the museum walls and am so proud to share and shout about this use of our Corsini Damask stencils. Thank you so much for making it look-divine!
Shayla Sharp says
I’ve never really been a fan of the grey wall trend–Oregon is way to overcast for me to want grey inside too–but this really looks nice! The stencils add just the right touch to still accommodate the use of room accessories without becoming visually crowded–well done!
Katy Cameron says
It looks fab! Love the deer head too lol
Awesome! I love how you “moderned up” and personalized the damask walls with your cute little touches: the clogs, the cheeky cutlery prints. Its great and so meaningful. Love love love it!!
Amina Ridge says
What was the name of the red paint? I want it! Thanks in advance.
Melissa Mortenson says
I don’t know, I’m sorry! It was there when we built the house.