“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.”
Hello my sweet friends. I hope your week is going well and you are staying inside and cool. I wanted to share a little bit of what we have been doing this summer and it has not been vacationing. I am so ready to take a trip somewhere, anywhere. Sorry, I digressed. I have put off forever making a decision about my dining room. I have loved its beautiful Mediterranean spice walls for fifteen years, yes I said fifteen. But when you love something why change just for the sake of change? If you are a long-time reader, you know I love color…my motto has always been why live in black and white when you can live in color. For years my style has been an English country and French country mix. I can appreciate and love the farmhouse look, it just isn’t my personal style. We aren’t all supposed to be the same, God didn’t create us that way! My idea is keep what you love even if it isn’t on trend, hang on it will come back. An example of that is happening right now…I have always loved floral prints, and I have them in my home. They kind of went out of vogue, but they are now everywhere. Trends change so quickly because the industry wants to keep consumers constantly spending their money.
So you probably have guessed by now, in the dining room, we are drastically changing it up! But, I just have to have a moment to reminisce!
The dining room has hosted countless Tablescape Tuesdays! The pastels of Bunnies & Blessings played well against the red walls.
I loved how the blues and greens looked in the dining room!
The colors of orange and purple in a French Scarf provided a dramatic look!
Christmas tablescapes were my favorites!
Pinkish-Peach hued tulips looked pretty against the red background!
A New Twist for the Dining Room Table was an opportunity to use the dining room as kind-of-a-library.
Different seasons’ light that pours into the bay window often changed the hue of the walls like this spring setting
Valentine’s Day tablescapes had a romantic ambiance!
I always loved blue and white in the morning light of the red dining room.
Just a simple Christmas vignette of fruit and greenery was pretty in the red dining space. So, you might be wondering what color are the walls? I am not saying just yet, but I can tell you we are loving it. The room is not finished, I want window treatments because I happen to love fabric. I can’t believe I took down the custom made silk window treatments! My Renaissance Man said he would like a different table and chairs. The English style is a bit formal for him and neither of us like how heavy the chairs are.
Autumn and Thanksgiving even worked with the red walls.
It will be a couple of months before I share the new look. You all know I use the garden and patio for tablescapes this time of year. I will be excited to share it with you when it is finished. I am taking my time to select the perfect table and chairs for us. I need to seat a minimum of eight people…the current table seats ten. That isn’t the only project we have been working on, most of the interior will have new wall colors when we are finished. Needless to say, I am tired and ready for a vacation!
Don’t forget to check out all the beautiful alfresco tablescape links below. There is fabulous inspiration to enjoy!
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