I’m having a rough time working out the details in between the living room and dining room. Adding the wallpaper is going to be a major change and I don’t want to start a domino effect of issues. I’ve decided to try my hand at making a mood board to see how things fit together before I start anything.
As of late, I’ve just got the impression that the blue walls are too “loud”. I’ve said before I’d like it to be more subtle, but on the other hand I don’t want everything to be beige either. With that in mind I’ve picked a deep color called Suede Gray for the walls in the living room and above the paper in the dinning room. Then I think I’ll add the batten paneling behind the mantle in the living room to the same height as the picture rail in the dining room or full length, I haven’t decided yet. I’ll paint that a lighter, creamy beige to keep the room from looking like a cave, and no – I’m not painting the woodwork (even though I think it would look best if it were).
I’ll also swap out the living room rug for something that will be better friends with the dining room paper and change the light fixture in the dining room to something like I have pictured (not that one, its way to expensive). Those chairs are very nice but are too dainty for the table and are frankly, not a possibility at their price point anyway. For the dining room walls I’d like to bring back the ironstone for the wall but I’m going to have to start collecting more pieces to fill it out properly. Or… If I were more daring I might like to use a Jasper Johns print like this one from art.com just to shake it up.