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Dressed mainly in tints, tones and shades of blue, yellow and white our dining room is taking on the look and feel our family desires.
The back wall is covered with a tone on tone blue wall paper with a subtle pattern. I used a glue gun to apply 1/4 inch light blue grosgrain ribbon onto the wall paper to give it added dimension.
The wall lamps are mounted on a picture, at a height to allows the picture to be visible and to wash up-light onto the picture at nights.
The picture is matted with the same wallpaper I used on the back wall and the frame is painted a gloss black.
I painted the bases of the lamps a gloss white and added navy blue crimp fabric and navy blue and white grosgrain ribbon to the top and bottom of the shade, finishing them off with a beaded trim.
I used the same navy blue crimp fabric and beaded trim on the chandelier, with a navy blue gimp trim on the top and bottom of the shade.
The mirrors and wall plaques are centered on the wall, in a pleasing pattern. Again there are hints of blue, white and yellows/golds in the mirrors and plaques.
The accessories on the extra high sideboard are in whites, blues and yellows/gold. I applied a white moulding and light blue grosgrain ribbon to the edges of the sideboard.
The sideboard is flanked with two dining chairs, which can be pulled up to the dining table to accommodate eight people.
I painted four of the dining chairs matte white to break up the brown around the table.
I added a cabinet to the south wall which houses all our wine glasses and most of our dessert glassware. Again I placed a mirror above the cabinet. All our martini accessories are placed in a silver tray, along with a lamp on top of the cabinet.
The tone on tone blue and grey area carpet with interwoven sandy beige grounds the space. While the flower in the pictures, the beaded trim on the lamps, the mirrors on both walls, the candle holders and the cushions on the flanking chairs all have varying tints, tones and shades of similar hues of the table runner.
The window treatments flow nicely with the colour of the wall. I added the navy blue gimp trim to the leading edge of the curtains and added the extra detail of horizontal pleats a little lower than midway down the panels.
Everything in the space was chosen with the likes, dislikes and needs of our family in mind. After all we have to live in and use the space! :-