So this was our beautiful Victoria Falls dining room at our final punch. My initial plan for this room was to use the Extreme Makeover home in Savannah as inspiration - the walls were going to be Lemon Verbena (Sherwin Williams), the curtains were going to be white with an orange fabric added (that I've already bought), the place mats teal and the napkins green.... I LOVE the dining room from the Savannah house!!
But, then I started thinking about Christmas... and Thanksgiving... and future babies... and I wondered how I would decorate the dining room for these holidays if I always had to worry about the colors clashing. So, we put in our dining room set, Key Town by Ashley Furniture, and I grabbed a can of Biltmore Buff (Sherwin Williams) that I'd bought for my craft room.
|Post Sherwin Williams "Biltmore Buff"|
|Sherwin Williams Biltmore Buff|
Note my gorgeous orange paisley fabric and teal place mats...
So now I'm not liking the teal and what basically looks yellow at all... What to do?? My husband loves the buff/yellow and I know it's a traditional, classic color.. but I love pairing this furniture with a more tropical look. So I decide to get plum/purple curtains. And I end up getting a gold sheer. Then there is this corner cabinet a psychotic former member of our family made and I hate looking at it, smelling it, using it - I just all around hate it. I'm leaving it in there for now, but I plan to relocate it/paint it/update the hardware at some point in time.
And then I decide I will just eliminate place mats and make a table runner and use chargers. We picked up gold ones at Sur la Table this weekend, so this is how the room looks now (it's a pretty gloomy day):
|I bought some purple flowers but I haven't added them yet to my centerpiece vase with the old wine corks...|
|Dining Room post curtains/decor|
|Without the blinding light|
There you have it. My kind of sort of almost but not really decorated Victoria Falls Dining Room. With two added windows. Now to make a table runner!