I feel that a formal dining room is a place where you can be free to be creative and bold. For a space in our home that only gets used occasionally (and by occasionally I mean we have used it twice in a year), yet is the first room you see when you walk in the door I felt that I needed to create a statement. I have been muling over a color scheme since we moved in. We finally landed on the Magnolia Home paint in the color Luxe, purchased at our local Ace Hardware. Let’s talk about this paint for a second, you all know how much I love Joanna, but she has outdone herself with this paint! It’s thick and only requires one coat! I despise painting, however this paint made it so easy! We left the original base and crown molding white, and by adding a stark contrasting color I feel like I accomplished my goal of a statement room.
I ordered this rug from Rugs USA, it arrived fast and filled up the room just as I wanted. I’ve always been impressed with their rugs and often times they run 50% off sales which makes an oversized rug affordable. Eventually a large, custom built farmhouse table will replace the current one so I wanted to make sure that the rug allowed for that piece of furniture so I ordered a size up. To expand on the dining room table for a minute, Josh built our current table when he was in high school. Although our color scheme has changed over the years this table has a sentimental meaning so we will be converting it to a game table upstairs when the time comes. Josh has big plans for a new table and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with!
The drapes are from West Elm and are the Echo Print. I originally ordered these for our living room area but I didn’t like how they looked against the white and gray walls. I felt that the ivory in the curtains didn’t pair well with the cool tones in the living room. But…..they look fabulous in the warm dining room! I love how thick the material is, the quality is top notch!
Overall I am so pleased with how our dinging room turned out. Now I’m on to the next project, I am going bold yet again with our downstairs powder room. Stay tuned on social media to see sneak peeks of that project!