First up on the tour is my dining room. For this room makeover I switched out the white dining room table and chairs and replaced them with more substantial black pieces. I left the china cabinet white because I wanted the room to look as if it evolved over time.

Still committed to my blue color scheme, I covered the navy blue walls with a lighter shade of blue (Ocean Air by Benjamin Moore Paints). I left the ceiling color as is–Windmill Wings also by Benjamin Moore–since it’s become my signature ceiling color. The two shades of blue work great together. The trick is using crown molding to separate the colors so it’s easier to see the different hues.

I switched out the colorful pottery in the china cabinet with a collection of Majolica in more muted tones and replaced the sheer curtains with more substantial drapes. For those who are curious about where to purchase items in this room makeover, the dining table and chairs are from Lay-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery, the Garrett china cabinet and black-bordered sisal rug are from Pottery Barn. The white and black curtains are from Pottery Barn Teen.

Up next on my Inverting the Palette tour is my living room. More on that tomorrow.