When we bought our house in San Mateo in 1999, the first thing I did was wallpaper the dining room in red toile. I loved it! But a year later, red toile was everywhere: fabric, wallpaper, bedding, dishes and even notecards. I still loved the red toile. Besides, it looked good at Christmas when we actually ate in the dining room! So I changed the curtains three times over the past ten years to keep the look fresh. From green velvet to plaid to the current brown floral.
Recently, I changed the wallpaper. This was a big decision. Should I paint? Should I go neutral with grasscloth? Should I transition from the apple green entry and pick a damask? I chose the damask. It really lightened things up and I think the brown floral drapes and captains chairs still go with it. In my attempt to lighten up, the rug was rolled up and down went a large seagrass rug. Christmas will still be lovely in the new dining room. In the meantime, here it is staged for fall.
You have a eye for mixing pattens, not many people can do that. 5* love it, both ways!
Thank you for that comment. Sometimes I think I should just do away with all color and pattern! But wait: isn't that what's trendy right now? The Gustavian look? Linen slipcovers, seagrass rugs? I have to admit, I'm smitten with it. Color makes me so happy though!
You have a very pretty dining room. I like both wallpapers....Christine
Oh my gosh!! My heart skipped a beat when I saw your room in the red toile!! (toile-o-holic here) The mix with the brown florals was so wonderfully unexpected! Don't hate me but I prefer the toile..... That said, your room in the green damask is absolutely gorgeous too! Vanna
I love the new wallpaper!Relates so well to the hall color and makes the whole room pop!
Murphy loves Asti!
Murphy loves Asti!
So many lovely things to look at - the fabrics, the decor, the wallpaper ... it's all so divine!
Love the room with the green damask...so pretty
all the way around!
I love it! that chandelier is to die for!!!
Delores, I think I'm your biggest fan too...we could be style shopping sisters! I am perusing your home via your blog and we have so many similar/same items and taste. I to love mixing patterns...your dining room is gorgeous with the red toile and the green. I see a Rural Scenes tablescape (I collect the Poly brown as well) and your Johnson Brothers Harvest pattern...beautiful. Your home is just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog~
I'm having such fun looking through your blog! And now I LOVE this wallpaper. Did you mention the name of it some place in your blog that I didn't see. It's lovely! So pretty ! You must be a very happy person, it shows in everything you do. I'm trying not to write to you every page I look at it's all stunning! Thanks Jules
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