I spent these two days coming up with an idea for the dining room. I found superb inspiration in a BHG magazine where there was a layout that caught my eye. Gorgeous blue walls, dark hard wood floors, blazing white trim and white curtains with dark blue/brown accents. Love at first sight I tell ya! And it was fated to be so, because I had the perfect shade of blue paper.
I started out on it immediately, and this is what I came up with:
There will be oversized floorboards where the strip is and they will be high gloss white, as will the thick trim around the window. I am still undecided as to whether or not I would like to put a fireplace in this room.... I am leaning towards yes, but I am not sure if it would end up looking out of place or not. Of course, I would carry the chimney all the way up.... but I think it would end up interfering with the windows upstairs.
I also did the floor for in here. Patterned in an "x" formation, stained walnut and then washed with varnish once. I am quite happy with the results. I will need to find a suitable fabric for the curtains eventually.
Next comes the living room!