I am finally getting around to updating the post on my new living room and dining room decor. You may recall that Jenni and Jeremy helped me put up the shadowbox wainscoting right before I painted the dining room formerly known as “Red”.
Yes, I immediately missed the red. Red rooms and accent walls are so 2003 though, and supposedly (though I’ve never seen a single controlled study that offered any proof) neutral colors are better for resale.
The Wilmington fabric of the table runner was my inspiration. I had it as car seat covers for the boys, and I loved them. Everyone else seemed to like the fabric as well because I was constantly asked where I’d gotten my covers. I used it on the table runner and the living room cushions.
This blue geometric made a good accent to the main floral fabric. I love this vase that ties in the reds and the flowers. It’s whimsical red, not serious red, yeah?
A picture of Salty sticking his tongue out? It’s so fun in this dining room, it’s practically the circus. I should take a close up of the cool knobs I put on this buffet.
The matrioshkas are from Ukraine and the statuettes are from the Yucatan. I keep adjusting the accessory placement. Maybe like this:
What kind of lamp do you put on top of the dragon table? One made of shrunken heads? Remember, I was going for “fun” and “whimsical” not Safari. I tried and returned a number of options before finally painting a traditional lamp this vibrant blue.
When delphinia are back in bloom, I will love this room even more. I had a big arrangement of blue delphs and red roses on this table which was perfection. The most important thing I did in redecorating the dining and living rooms was BANISH the children from both rooms. Actually, they can all go in there, but only supervised. I’m not willing to bubble-wrap all the Balinese furniture, so no babies allowed!