Tag: Majolica

Inverting the Palette–Dining Room Makeover

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.

Color Changes Everything–Aqua Master Bedroom Makeover

My love affair with aqua continued into two more rooms in my house–my bedroom and a guest room. And although in the photographs this color looks like the same color I used in the family room, it’s actually a lighter shade of blue (the name escapes me at the moment, and I’m too lazy go to downstairs and look it up). The ceiling color is Windmill Wings from Benjamin Moore paints.

For those who are curious, here’s a rundown of where I purchased various items in the room. The seagrass headboard, wing chair, night stand, and bench at the foot of the bed are from Pottery Barn. The white coverlet and pillows on the wing chair and bed are from Target. The plates are Majolica (more on that later).

That’s my little dog, Piggy, in the last photo. My boy follows me everywhere, so he pops up frequently in my photos.

Tomorrow’s spotlight will be on my aqua guest room, then I’ll move on to another color–I promise. Here are a few pictures of my bedroom.

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