If you’re wondering where Dining room decorating deliberations, Part 1 went to… it’s not here!! It’s my guest post today over at Nancy's blog, Marcus Design. So you’ll have to check out Nancy’s blog to see what happened in Part 1 :-) I’m sneaky — I mean clever — eh?? :-)
Last Friday, there was a retirement party at work for my manager. After 26 years, he decided it’s time to move on. He told us that this past July while he was swimming in the pool at his hotel in Managua, Nicaragua, he had a revelation. He decided that he was going to go back to school in the Netherlands for 16 months, and then he’ll do volunteer work in China, Africa, and South America. When I swim, I just think about decorating :-)
Which brings me to the point of this post — last weekend while I was swimming at the cottage, I had a decorating revelation. You might remember this teaser post when I let you in the colours I was going to use in the dining room. Well, I did go ahead and paint the DR back in the spring, but I’m not totally convinced that it’s what I want. *Sigh*
And then last Sunday afternoon while I was doing the backstroke, it hit me — I could repaint the dining room and change the colour scheme to work with this beautiful indigo blue wallpaper. It’s not like I’ve never painted a room and then painted it again. And again. And… you get the point!!
The cool thing about this paper is that it has some similarities to this Sherwin Williams trend for 2011 — Restless Nomad.
These are a few of the colours from this trend — clockwise from upper left are SW 7602 Indigo Batik, SW 6551 Purple Passage, SW 6300 Burgundy, and SW 6840 Exuberant Pink:
I like these colours a lot :-) But do I like them enough to repaint the entire dining room?? Hmmmm… well, no need to worry. It just so happens that the same wallpaper pattern comes in colours that work with what I already have:
I know, it’s a pretty wild pattern!! But I have a plan, really… and if you want to see what it is, you’ll have to go over to Nancy’s blog to read Dining room decorating deliberations, Part 1 :-)
A quick Art for Life Campaign update: Matt has just passed the $20,000 mark. That’s a whole lot of money going towards cancer research!!