Sunday, January 31, 2010

Revisiting our Dining Room

You might remember how blah our dining room looked before I painted it.  If not, the following is a picture to jog your memory of the "before".
Pictured below is the wall the mirror is placed on pre-mirror.  As you can see, it looks sort of blah.
Here is the first after.  This is the view from our foyer area.  I am not thrilled with how the table is decorated, but wanted to share the progress with the newly installed light, mirror, and drapes.
This view is from the corner near the window.
This view is from the corner closest to the kitchen looking into the room.
This view is similar to the view above, but it is from the entryway in the kitchen rather than the corner.
This view is from the corner by the window closer to the entry door.
This below view is from the center of the window.
Closeup of the pendant light.
One more view of the mirror and the buffet.  I think this turned out divine.  I love how the pendant is centered in the mirror in the picture.  :)
All and all, I am very pleased with how the dining room is shaping up.  I still need to figure out a few more wall accessories.  I am thinking of hanging some white plates on the wall just to the left of the entryway that leads into the kitchen (see first pic on the left hand side where the wall is blank).  Outside of that, I am not sure if I really need to have items flanking the china cabinet.  I am generally of the thinking "less is more", but am open to suggestions.

Also, let me know how you decorate your table top.  I like having a table cloth on the table most of the time because I like how it protects the table top from dust.  Although, I am thinking of getting ambitious, and doing something else.  Suggestions are always welcomed.

23 comments:

  1. How beautiful! I love the fresh ice blue with the dark furniture! Very sleek!... Dee Dee

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  2. Lovin' the blue paint...it looks outstanding!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. The blue paint is Woodlawn Blue from Benjamin Moore in their eggshell finish. The mirror is from Z Gallerie... A bit of a splurge at $250ish (if I am recalling right)...

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  4. I love the room. The light is absolutely the BEST!

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  5. Wow! I love the mirror and the light fixture. The wall color was a great choice!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I totally agree about the mirror and the light fixture!

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  7. Love the mirror and the table lamps! A gorgeous transformation all around!

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  8. I thought your dining room looked great before, but after...wow! I love the new paint color and that mirror is gorgeous!

    I keep a runner on my table sometimes, and sometimes it's just "naked". I hate to dust, but I like the look of the dark wood against the white trim so I buy lots of Swiffers!

    Kat :)

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  9. Your dining room looks great. As I am a person that does not like clutter I think it looks great the way it is. You can see your great walls, light, mirror, and table. Maybe add a few white plates, but that is all.
    Betty

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  10. I LOVE that drum shade! The wall color is also awesome. Something about that shade of blue just makes a whole room feel peaceful. Great job!

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  11. Oh I love the colors and I LOVE that mirror. Great job!
    ~Tana

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  12. How pretty your dining room is!! I love the paint color. Do you have the name/maker of it? I also really love the pendant light and the mirror above the buffet. Fabulous job!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  13. It looks really great and I love the mirror!

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  14. love the mirror and wall color. looks great.

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  15. Funny, I have those lamps in my bedroom and my wall color in there is also very similar to yours! I would've never thought those things could look like that in a dining room! Great job.

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  16. Spacify offers some of the most elegant and stylish dining room furniture for your modern dining room.

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  17. what about placing a mirrored tile on your table with a stunning floral centre piece...

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  18. Oh my! those lamps are to die for! did that sound silly...lol well they are! Thanks for stoppin by my blog it was nice having you!

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  19. That mirror is amazing! Where did you find that???

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