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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dining Room ... take 10 !!

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Okay, so if the good ol' folks at Merriam Webster (or whoever sits on the word creation committee) ever decided to add "ADD" (Attention Decorating Disorder) to the dictionary, there would be my pitiful picture, staring you in the face, with a glazed over look in my eye from changing things around in my home over.and over.and over.again!  I seriously have to laugh at myself sometimes when that uncontrollable urge kicks in to paint SOMEthing ... shift SOMEthing ... or change SOMEthing in a room that I've just recently redone.  Someone, please explain!

Case in point ... our dining room.  When we moved here just a few short years ago, the dining room was LA Gold 3.  Well, of COURSE I had to add a red accent wall (Ralph Lauren Stadium Red), along with tropical accents.  Great ... loved it ... but did I?!


... obviously, not.  Because, I then painted the red wall back to LA Gold 3 and traded the palm prints for floral/traditional ones. (Oh, and changed out the china in the cabinet.)  Then, oops, decided all of the walls needed to be a richer, deeper gold (don't even remember the name of the paint).  That didn't last more than two months.  Are you kidding me? 

This brings me to its current look ... since we painted our sitting room the Ralph Lauren Metallics Lush Brown, I decided that the dining room should be the same color since the rooms are across from each other.  I also bought another rug from Lowes JUST like the one in the sitting room annnnnd painted the ceiling the same RL Metallics Golden Candlesticks that is also in the sitting room. (Yes, I'm also admitting my obsession with symmetry, too ... folks, I'se got *issuezzz*!)  I also rearranged the seating to simplify a bit and open the space up: (feel free to click on pics to enlarge them)






I bought some new greenery from Kirklands and added some red/green/gold flowers to "poof" it up.


Annnnnd, found some pretty floral plates at my beloved HomeGoods, too!




Oh, and we added a new chandie, too.  Again, I know you're starting to see a trend here with me, aren't ya?



So, I'm truly enjoying our metallic lush chocolate brown dining room for now.  Anyone care to share when they think my love affair with it will end? LOL

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67 comments:

Myrna said...

Wow! What a transformation! Your dining room looks so elegant! Beautiful job!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

That is such a luscious shade of brown and your room is just gorgeous. I hope you keep it that way for a long, long time. Hugs, marty

alittlefrenchloven said...

I loved every picture! LOL, hey, we all like change... thanks for sharing such a cute post.
Michelle

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Marla at Always Nesting said...

Honey, I think you are "touched." Yeah, touched with the decorating bug!! :) I love what you have done in your home. It's beautiful and you are very talented.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love love the beautiful rich metalic brown on the walls with the white crown and lighter ceiling..the colors are perfect for this time of year, I can see in the summer this same beautiful color of walls and alot of white accents, soooo beautiful...thanks for sharing.,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, I love it! I love that color. It looks so good with the white paneling, too!

mishebe said...

Gorgeous! mishelle

Mimi said...
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Painter's Place said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!

Kammy said...

Love how warm your room is now ! Great job !
Kammy

Jemsmom said...

Your dining room is so warm and cozy! Makes me want to paint mine and get it going!!! You do have issues (don't we all!) and they are so good!!!! The "issues" you have make for a wonderful home that you share with your family! You are really inspiring me. Time to get going!!!

Lana K. W. Austin said...

I LOVE the lush brown. I'm a sucker for red paint, too, but understand you wanted a cohesive "flow" of color from room to room, too. I'm considering using some of the RL metallics, too, in the powder room. How easy is it to use?
Thanks so much and great job,
L

Becca said...

THANK YOU !! I loved waking up to such sweet notes this morning !! You guys make me smile and realize that, yes, it's okay to obsess the way I do. Yay !!

Becca said...

Mimi ... yes, I learned it's super important to use the Ralph Lauren rollers, which stinks because they're a bit pricey. Our walls are smooth ... and no, I did not prime (yay). I can't wait to see what you decide to do !!

Becca said...

Lana, thank you(!), and you'd love the metallics !! I painted one of the ceilings in a powder room the same Golden Candlesticks, and I love it. It's easy to use if you follow the instructions ... doing an "x" pattern so that you don't see roller marks; allowing a few hours between coats; and using the Ralph Lauren rollers. They've got some beautiful colors to choose from, too. Good luck !!

Liz said...

Good Morning, Becca,

My goodness, can you come paint my two front rooms? :) You have done such a fabulous job painting your rooms. I am in love with that Ralph Lauren color. I just told my husband this morning that I will be painting my two front rooms that color, sometime next month. I can't wait. I'm also going to do the ceilings...what a treat! I love your plates and the way you have them arranged in your hutch, and the rug really makes the room POP! Another 5* room, Becca.

You and I are a lot alike, because I'm always moving and rearranging things, too! Haha!

Thanks for sharing...I'm definitely inspired! *smile* ~Liz

Denise said...

I love your dining room before AND after, they both look amazing. I have my master bedroom in LA Gold 3 and the guest room in #4 (or vice versa? I'd have to look at the color cards as I'm not sure now) ;) I do love the RL color it looks so elegant and classy. Once I've painted a room I wouldn't dare touch it again for at least 2 years.... my hubby would kill me if I did ;)

kimmcl said...

Well now, I thought I had a problem! Honey, I think we are all in the same boat here, that's why we love blogging with eachother so much. It's a whole other world of fellow ADDers! I love what you did with the room - so elegant with the rich colors. Now you must spill where you got the "Believe" sign and that gorgeous mirror (you know I'm a mirror girl!)
Kim

Melissa said...

Beautiful, beautiful beautiful!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

black eyed susans kitchen said...

You made some really good changes Becca...I love the ADD thing...I am also afflicted, but I have always said that I am fickle when it comes to decorating and can't leave anything the way it is for too long.
Susan

vignette design said...

I like the brown better! I always had a red room in my house for years, and I think brown is the new red! Anyway, I've been slowly painting every room in my house various shades of tan on up to brown. Your dining room is just gorgeous with the wainscot below. BTW, I too have ADD! I have been decorating since I was 6 years old! Thanks for stopping by my blog! --Delores

Melissa Miller said...

Becca you crack me up girl!

Whatever bug you have it sure is a talented one because this stunning dining room is a showstopper! ~WOW!!!! Everything about it says rich, lush and elegant but yet very inviting.
Don't change one more thing. It's perfection!

Once again LOVE the paint and the beautiful chandy. The dishes are precious too. Love it all! :)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow! What a lovely room!
I like the red, but that brown is gorgeous!

Kimberly

Lou Cinda said...

This looks really great!! Love that chandy AND the wall and ceiling color! I am NUTSO for Homegoods and TJ Maxx too!!

I give you three months! lol Cos' I do the SAME THING!! It IS a sickness!!

I am a follower! So I can see what you change!

Have a great week!

Lou Cinda

Becca said...

Hi Lou ... LOL, I've never "met" you, but I think you're right on the money !! Actually, I will probably just trade out a few accessories for spring/summer, but stay committed to the brown !! I, too, love TJ Maxx ... but, HomeGoods is my first love. Thanks for "following" me ... hope I don't disappoint. I'm heading over your way now. Take care, Becca

The Stylish House said...

Becca,
I’ve been eyeing the Ralph Lauren Metallic’s, and have samples sitting on my desk! They have some wonderful colors, and I appreciate you giving feedback about using them. I think the brown is richer looking then the red, with your furniture. You have done a wonderful job!
Enjoy, Cathy

Amanda said...

I agree with Cathy-- the brown is amazing, very rich. Great job!

Cathy said...

So pretty Becca!!! I love all of the little changes you've made...they make all of the difference!!!

Wonderful!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Elegant! I love your dishes!

Lori said...

How very pretty! I love home goods, they always seem to have some pretty neat things. Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to join my party on Thrus..

Moments of Grace said...

Becca,
Thanks to you Home Goods has become my new favorite store. I'm beginning to think you can find everything there.
I love the brown---it is an absolutely perfect "dark neutral". I can't wait to try it myself.
Thanks for the lovely photos and great tips. Your blog is divine.

Marie

Cindy said...

Crack me up. My family thinks I've completely lost it regarding painting rooms. Been here 18 months and the family room has been painted 5 times. The kitchen 3 (getting ready for #4), dining room 2 (ready for 3)....it is a sickness.

You have amazing style, so glad you could Mi4M so we could all find our way over here and tell you how NORMAL you are in the blog world :)

Becca said...

Again, THANK you ladies !! I'm leaving notes to you on your blogs. Hugs, Becca

Playing Sublimely said...

Hey Becca,
I got so excited when I saw your little one was getting ready to turn four...what a great year you have ahead of you! I LOVE a four year old :)!
Blessings,
Amy

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

I love all the transformations it's made, and wish I had the motivation to do the same!

Thanks for linking up at Talented Tuesday!

Jemsmom said...

I just keep coming back to your dining room! It is gorgeous! You definitely have a gift! I would love to see pictures of your kitchen!!! And all your rooms! Seriously, when are coming to do my house? :-) I have a four year old girl for Jax to play with! Have a great Tuesday!

Becca said...

Jemsmom, you crack me up !! I am extremely humbled (and confused - lol) that you enjoy my decorating !! I'm certain you don't need help in the decorating department, but if you only lived a "little" closer, it sounds like we'd have fun shopping. Is that your precious baby girl in your picture? If so, I'm sure Jax would be very smitten with her. And, I "perrr-omise" to post more pics of my humble abode soon ... I don't want to bore everyone so quickly ... seriously !! Have a great night, Becca (PS: when are you going to start that blog?!)

Tiffany said...

You better always share your issues with me, I absolutely love them, and this dining room too! Love it and your funny writing too!
Thanks-
Tiff

Toni said...

The room is gorgeous, such a rich beautiful color of brown. Keep it a good while and RELAX a bit and enjoy the fruit of your labor! Love what you did! Toni

Jemsmom said...

I know. I need to do a blog! I don't even know where to begin, but I think it would be fun! That is my sweet Jemma in the picture! It definitely won't be in the next two weeks because we are leaving for Germany and France!!! Wooohoooo! I can't wait. We lived in Germany for almost 3 years and we are going back for our neighbor's 50th birthday party. They are all so excited to see Jemma and then we are taking her to the Eiffel Tower and Versailles! Maybe I will try to get this blogging thing going when I get back! Might be a great way to show everyone our pictures!

It's getting a bit warmer here! Hallelujah!!

Becca said...

Oh wow !! What fun to jet set to another country for a birthday party ... wow !! I LOVED Versailles ... but, was scared to death of the Eiffel Tower (not a fan of heights). I chose to hang out at the bottom and be harrassed by the local vendors. LOL. Just wondering ... are you or your husband in the military? And, YES, what a great way to start your blog ... with gorgeous pics. So true about the weather ... fi.na.lly!!

kimmcl said...

Hey Becca, Hope you don't mind, I just did a post about your wonderful blog! If you get a chance, go check it out!
xoxo,
Kim

southerninspiration said...

stopped over from Kimm's and LOVE the dr now.....it looks fabulous...and one more thing...I share your issuuuuez!! ;)

Suzanne

kimmcl said...

You are painting AGAIN?? Ha! Now why am I surprised Becca? Just don't forget to post that beautiful master bathroom when you get done. Did you remember to do a before? I always used to forget when I first started blogging. Now I just walk around with a camera permanently strapped around my neck!

Blondie's Journal said...

It took awhile for you to find the right look and it looks gorgeous...well worth the hunt!!

I LOVE your dishes!!

xoxo
Jane

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you my friend! You always make me smile. :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love the room now but. .I loved it before too. You really had me laughing about the symmetry thing, I tend to rebel against it and go for ones and threes! Stop by sometime and check my place out. It's been fun meeting you.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Angie said...

I think everything looks gorgeous and I love the color! I'm sure most of us can relate to always changing stuff, I know I can!

Molly said...

So beautiful and lush. I love it! Although, you'd never want me to come over for dinner, as I'd be very likely to embarrass myself by either spilling something on myself or your beautiful rug! ; )

Becca said...

Ladies, ladies, ladies ... you guys are too nice !! Thank you for your suh-weet comments about the dining room !! I'm so glad to know I'm in good company w/ all of our decorating issues. We can commiserate together, right ?! Molly, we have a three year old, so all spills are welcome !! Hugs, Becca

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love all of the dining rooms.....they all look like wonderful rooms to sit back, relax and enjoy a great meal and glass of wine in with friends. And no, I don't think you are crazy. I sell my house and buy a new one every 3-4 years, just so I can redecorate!
Penny

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Becca, first of all I love your dining room makeover! The color is just perfect...and the dishes are too! I have a little bit of that ADD too (both kinds)lol...Let me tell ya, it was hard to restrain myself at market, but I have to stick to a strict budget these days...It's a good thing I'm out of room in this house...although there are things I would like to replace, maybe someday...Also at market you have to order everything and meet minimums, so unless you have a store, that's hard to do. It's fun to look and get ideas though...I could have taken a million more pictures! If you ever get a chance to go you definetly should. Have a great weekend! Kristen

Kristens Creations said...

Oh and I love the fabric on your chairs! That's something I want to redo hopefully soon.

Loving Life in Southern California! said...

Man! You are on a roll! Nice job! I love the chocolate! Thanks for stopping by my blog - "imagine"! new to your blog and following you now!

Grandma Nina said...

Hi Becca - So nice to meet you thanks to Kim at My Domestic Bliss. Love your site and your home is beautiful. I also have ADD (both kinds) and my husband teases that he doesn't dare walk around in the middle of the night for fear of tripping over furniture because I sometimes will re-arrange a whole room after he goes to bed.

Hannah Howard said...

I think you did a Bee-utiful job! Your Blog is so Bee-utiful to and i was so glad to click that follow button!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Becca, love the color, it reminds me of my family room. I'm right there with you on the symmetry thing ! Hey, if you are ever itching for something else to do you could put some tassel fringe down the insides of your panels. It would look awesome !
;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just a beautiful room. Very formal and just lovely! Makes mine look like a 1950's yard sale at :)
You definitely have an eye for decor. I love it. How long will it last? Well, I have a dear friend that during the first six months I knew her...she changed her entire decor four times. It went from navy blue, to yellow, to dark green to red and tan.
I have never before or since seen anything like it. This is really beautiful but just from what you have said...6 months at best. :)
Hugs,
Mona

Linda said...

Out with the red...in with the chocolate...LOVE IT!!! I just painted my kichen chocolate...very pleased with how it looks. Take care and I hope you have a FUN weekend!

Blessings,
Linda

m.cristina said...

I am alive architect in Italy next to Milan the insides I like a lot that publish on your blog I will follow you hi cris

Jo said...

I just stumbled upon your blog ~ it's lovely. We are getting ready to repaint our dinning. I love the colors you chose. Too funny, we have the same rug!

Jo

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Wow!
Stunning. Elegant.
You are very talented.
Please invite me over for dinner! :)
~Amy

Funky Junk Interiors said...

That third picture down? I had to keep looking at it. It's like it's too beautiful for words. Are you SURE you didn't find that in some big 'ol magazine somewhere?!? Holey diningroom!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Kristin said...

Oh I love the chocolate and the chandie, great job! Thanks for your kind comments on my kitchen. Have a great Sunday!
Kristin

Mimi said...
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Frugal Home Design said...

I LOVE the new color. It looks great. I also have ADD. It makes my hubby crazy. Thanks for stoping by.