Drama. I seem to need it.
Not in my life but in my decor.
In the meantime, I think we will go ahead with some painting projects on the first floor.
I've talked about our dining room and changing it up for almost two years now. How tired are you hearing about it?
I am usually more impulsive and decisive but I think you know when something isn't quite right so you don't take the final plunge. I believe this is what has been holding me back when it comes to this paint project. I originally wanted to paint the room a raspberry pink but I think that when I shared my idea with Mike it was the first time that I met with some real resistance from him. He is usually very supportive of whatever I do with the house. So, when he voiced his opinion this time I felt it only fair that I listen. I'm glad I did because now I have decided on something a bit more sophisticated. I'm thinking a black and white palette, or maybe white and black.
Let me explain.
For starters our dining room does not have a lot of wall space. There are two sets of french doors, another single doorway plus large windows on both ends of the room.
Consequently, I am not concerned about this room becoming too dark.
I just need to decide if I want black walls ...
or if I would rather do a white room with black accents.
If I go black I would like to add white trim similar to these images. This could be done with wainscoting, or picture moldings or both.
On the other hand, I could go white with pops of black.
I could paint out the window frames and french doors in black. I think it is attractive here but, realistically, I actually doubt that I will do this in our space.
I could see adding black to the back of the bookcases though
and perhaps bringing a dramatic dash of black to the ceiling ( 9 foot ).
I notice that where they have painted the entire wall black they have also gone in with a black ceiling. I would not do that. I would opt for a contrasting ceiling unless I was also using the wainscoting.
Decisions decisions. At least now that I have my images all pulled together I can run them by the big guy for a bit of feedback. I'm lucky. He really has a pretty good eye and is not afraid of making bold design statements.
Am I crazy? Perhaps. Crazy for drama.