Friday, January 29, 2010

The Dining Room Calls

I love the dining room in our new house. Its probably my favorite room because of the amazing light quality, original hardwoods and the beautiful picture window that overlooks our front yard. Below is a photo of the room before we moved in. The only thing that remains is the dining table and chairs. I haven't done a thing with it since we moved in.

But now, the room is calling to me. Just dreaming out loud here: My husband and I have decided on a color and are now beginning to envision what the room could be for our family. We want to replace the wonky ceiling fan with a drop down pendant. My husband is partial to the equator lamp below from CB2. I am too.

We love the pagoda style table above, found here. And we already have these two chairs set up in the window. They were a Craigslist find!

As far as color goes, we're thinking about heading in a dark brown direction. Martha Stewart just came out with her line of paints (replacing the Ralph Lauren paints) at Home Depot and I brought home some awesome color samples - I'm partial to Tilled Soil and Molasses.

What do you think?


Mrs. Bianca said...

I love tilled soil! Either way, it's gonna look amazing when you are done!

my favorite and my best said...

if the paint has a bit of gray in it i say yes!!! those chairs are perfection. such a lucky find.

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Yes Jenny, the browns have marvelous gray undertones and will go well with the rest of the house! I love love love it!

Connie said...

Go for it! I love the tilled soil. It will be perfect with all the other colors you've got going in the house. Can't wait to see the results!

AppleTree said...

So fun, love the pendant, I have a similar one. Be sure to show us the after pics!

jean said...

I didn't like Martha Stewart paints at Kmart. They looked flat and pudgy. Maybe Home Depot's MS is a better formulation. But I'd go for Ben Moore.