WHATS THE BEST WAY TO KICK THOSE JANUARY BLUES IN THE THE BUTT…. WITH A DINING ROOM REVAMP OF COURSE!
Its that time of year, Christmas feels like a distant memory. It’s dark, cold and rainy so to brighten the mood I’m going in for a full dining room revamp.
THE BACK STORY
The dining room is a place that has gone through a few changes over the years and has evolved with its style and uses. When we first moved to this house 6 years ago it was mainly a place to eat and a playroom for the children.
The children where a lot younger and had toys that needed storage. Now they are fourteen and ten it’s all about YouTube and tik tok!
My love for sulking room pink still runs strong but I feel it’s time for a new chapter. We are ready for this room to evolve to a more grown up space.
When moving to this house my style was a mixture of hand me down and second hand furniture upcycle projects. I would try to recreate styles I had seen from magazines but on a very small budget.
One thing I’ve come to realise is even though I have a very eclectic style I also have a love for colour, shape and texture. I want to incorporate this into the dining room revamp.
The walls and ceiling will be getting a fresh lick of paint. I’m still all about the fifth wall vibes after painting our living room ceiling pink last year. It’s just a genius way to add colour to a room. I am taking it to a next level this time and will be painting a dark rich merlot by Graham & Brown. The dining room has large windows and a tall ceiling so feel this room can take the colour impact. The walls will be lightened to compliment the merlot.
FURNITURE OF DREAMS
I’ve spoke about how I’m bringing colour into the dining room but what about the shape and texture I want to create. I will be working alongside West Elm which is a brand that offer modern and inspiring furniture.
It’s no secret I’ve been in love with the silhouette oval dining table for quite some time. This marble top table is a real statement piece that will sit centre stage of the room with the elegantly curved distressed velvet Lenox dining chairs. Now that the dining room has more space I also wanted to create a desk area. Here I have continued with the marble and oval shape, the Penelope mini desk and the Jane dining chair in blush is the perfect accompaniment. I wanted to keep the chairs more muted in colour so the shapes of the furniture can really do the talking.
No dining room is finished without some bad arse lighting especially when you have painted your ceiling in such a statement colour. Let me introduce you to the sphere + stem 6 light brass chandelier. Simple but still packing a punch don’t you think?
There will also be some beautiful accessories to fill the room but let’s leave those for the grand unveiling. Time to stop talking about this revamp and crack on with it.
See you on the other side.