September 2, 2010

Dining room decorating deliberations, Part 2

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?? :-)

nancy logo

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 :-)

paint cans

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*

I recently saw a really cool wallpaper in the October issue of Style At Home, but I don’t have anywhere to hang it. It’s from Osborne & Little and it’s called Sariskar Marahani.

OL sariskar maharani W6022 01-07

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.

SW restless-nomad_lg

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:

paint and wallpaper

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:

chandelier OL sariskar maharani W6022-01

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!!



Wendy said...

Oh my... I love colour combinations! I like the idea of having the wainscoting up the entire wall or 3/4 of the way up... regardless of wainscoting I think the wall paper will give you the 'pop' I think you're looking for...I envision the WOW factor already! Good luck with which ever route you decide.

Marie Brady said...

I like the trend I've been reading about using wallpapering as an accent wall. Love your wallpaper find and the SW colors. Decorating our own homes is the biggest dilemma. Luckily I have a very patient painter!

Sharon said...

I had to see part one. Hmmm I gotta say, love your idea of wainscoting an entire wall. I am jealous of that giant clock already ;)
Can't wait to see what fabulousness you come up with for your DR!

Lauren said...

Totes sneaks! (But I did as I was told...).

Kelly@ColorSizzle said...

Kelly, I love how your purple mind works! I think the wallpaper is fabulous and I can't wait to see what you do with it. I'm also in the process of re-doing our dining room. There won't be much purple :( {hubby won't go for it} so I guess I'll have to drool over your dining room instead!

Christine AKA GlamaMama on Twitter said...

Hey chickie....your dining room is going to look amazing!!! I love wallpaper...have always been a huge fan...have it in my DR/LR, powder room, bedrooms...the bolder the pattern, the better!!!
Can't wait to see the final result!! Good luck with the hubby!!


Anonymous said...

I would love a feature wallpapered wall - you have given me some food for thought, Kelly, while I run ! PS I couldn't swim to save myself !!

BubBLeS said...

LoL I saw this post first on the Marcus Design blog (or that one came up in my reader).. so my comment is over there.. :P

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