Remember the dining room? Well, a few months ago we did some painting around here. We've been in our home for six years, some corners were ready for a change. Our dining room was one of those corners, I talked about it a bit here. You all helped me so much with color suggestions, the most popular suggestion being one pretty shade of yellow or another. Being the ever different, not able to do as I'm told rebel (well, not really) that I tend to be... I went with blue!
Buxton Blue to be exact. One look at Alicia's studio and I just had to have some of that color in my home. It is so pretty, and everything she says is true - it indeed changes tone and color twelve times throughout any given day! Also, it is the perfect compliment to the butternut color in the living room. (Which I am ready to repaint too, but my family has denied my request. The troops have rallied and painted four rooms and part of the exterior in the last several months. They would like to put the paint brushes down for now... geez.)
I haven't shared many photos yet, to me the room isn't quite done. I am still in need of curtains (there is a temporary set hanging), and I keep hoping when I walk downstairs in the morning the perfect farm table will be sitting there... but then I realized, when is anything in life ever truly done? Take some pictures of those pretty blue walls already! And so I did.
What do you think? It really is a playful color, looking different with each hour of the day. It has a warmth that can be tricky to find in blue, and it certainly is lighter than the color we had before. I think it's working out just fine, with or without the perfect curtains, or the perfect farm table.
When I do find the right fabric for curtains however...
I have a feeling it will be deeply inspired by the beautiful pattern on this cake plate. Or maybe the lampshade. I found the plate at the flea market the weekend after the room was painted, feeling it was my fabric inspiration. The man I bought it from really did not understand my excitement, can you imagine?.
Such a pretty combination of warm and cool. In order to balance the few moments when this room feels a little grey, I'm dreaming up curtains (and more art, please) with golden and warm pinkish red tones to cozy it up a bit. And green, of course there must be some green.
That golden honey farm table sure would be a welcome addition too...