Monday, November 9, 2009

The Dining Room



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.




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12 comments:

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You have a eye for mixing pattens, not many people can do that. 5* love it, both ways!

vignette design said...

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!

xinex said...

You have a very pretty dining room. I like both wallpapers....Christine

lvroftiques said...

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

mharber said...

I love the new wallpaper!Relates so well to the hall color and makes the whole room pop!

mharber said...

Murphy loves Asti!

mharber said...

Murphy loves Asti!

niartist said...

So many lovely things to look at - the fabrics, the decor, the wallpaper ... it's all so divine!

Anonymous said...

Love the room with the green damask...so pretty
all the way around!

Liseylew said...

I love it! that chandelier is to die for!!!

Nancy said...

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~
xox, ~Nancy

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

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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