Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Formal Dining Room In A Nutshell

Hello Friends!
How was your weekend? We had a very nice one and finally were able to
celebrate our anniversary with a dinner at The Melting Pot. Have you been?
It's fondue and very good. Yum! Afterwards we went to Home Goods and of
 course I found some new goodies. I'll share with you soon. In the meantime
I'm showing you our rooms with the new paint jobs. Here is the dining room.
Join me! Warning, picture overload once again. :)
The new taupe/green paint is called Nutshell by Martha Stewart.
I decided to keep the same color on the top and bottom of the chair rail this time.
I also kept the cafe' prints. They were my inspiration for color, style, etc...
 Here is the before with dark red and gold paint. It was time for an update.
 The buffet table after. I kept the same lamps and mirror.
 The same table before the new paint.
 I  kept the centerpiece simple with an urn and orbs from Kirklands.
 The cream shell plate is from Kirklands.
 The scroll iron chandelier is made by Qorum.
The new rug is from Home Depot. I was happy to find the colors I wanted.
 I added new taupe pillows from Kirklands.
 Here you can see the ceiling was painted a light cream color called Bone Folder.
You can also glimpse a view of the freshly painted kitchen cabinets. I'll show you next!
 The new drapes are a deep moss green from Bed Bath and Beyond.
 Another view.
 The buffet table.
 The view from the kitchen.
 And from the hallway entering the room...
Finally. The. Last. Photo. :)
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like the changes.
Have a wonderful week!


Traci said...

I like Melting Pot too. We go there for girls night sometimes. We'e all decided that next time we go we're just doing the cheese & dessert. Those are soooo good!! Everything looks great. My dining room ceiling needs painting but I don't think I have it in me right now! Ha!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Love it, Melissa!!! It all looks gorgeous! You sure have been a busy girl! I cannot wait to see the kitchen it looks gorgeous!!

April said...

You truly have inspired me to make some changes in our home. As soon as the job situation gets worked out, I will definitely be doing just that. Love the colors and how everything just flows.


Very beautiful! The paint really did it, it's a pretty soft and elegant color, just perfect. Your dining room looks fabulous! Enjoy your week.

Michelle said...

I see white cabinets in that kitchen....omg...quit teasing & let me see, let me see! LOL!

everything looks very pretty Melissa!

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Oh, I just love your brighter color and your dining room is just gorgeous. Love your new finds and you really have a way with making pretty.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the new color in your dining room, Melissa! The cherry wood stands out so well and your rug, too. Beautiful job!


Sonia said...

Oh so beautiful...I loved it before but I do love how much brighter the room is. Gorgeous!!
Miss Bloomers

Pamela said...

Looks beautiful Melissa!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Melissa, your room is beautiful! So many women would give their right arm for something so lovely! The new paint gives your room a whole new look. You have such refined taste! Exquisite!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Just stunning, you are both so talented Melissa. I love the green-taupe paint. The runner and drapes are lovely and the shell plate is so luminous. Happy Anniversary and Many many more! Green silk runner with cream flowers and vines at HG I just bought. Can't wait for the new dreamy kitchen reveal.

iSavortheWeekend said...

I absolutely love it. I so wish I could decorate like you! You inspire me :)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Melissa, your dining room looks fabulous. I love that new color on your walls, and your accessories are just perfect. I, too, can't wait to see what you did in the kitchen.

Barbara F. said...

Everything looks beautiful. The room is lighter looking, but not too light. Just right. I love your drapes and the ceiling medallion. xo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Melissa, I love all of your gorgeous updates! I get so much inspiration each time I visit! I can't wait to see the kitchen cabinets in their new finish. Your home is gorgeous!

sissie said...

Your dining room is so pretty. I love all of the special touches and colors.


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

I am sooo enjoying getting to see the transformations that you're making in your beautiful home! Thanks for sharing it with us!

I really do love the new taupe wall color that you chose for the dining room...it's gorgeous! Love the new lighter and brighter feel of the room! Of course, your new accessories are the "icing on the cake"! You have such great style, dear friend! Your home is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Love ya,

Charlee said...

Love the bright colors but also loved the other ones.Amazing how just painting and changing a few things can change the whole room.Happy Anniversary Melissa.You both do good work together and do tell your husband THANK YOU for his service to our Country.Our son leaves April 24th for Afghanistan again.This his forth tour in the bad lands.A little sad here now..But reading your blog gives me energy to get things going around here to stay busy:) Many Blessings again.

Ginger said...

wow, that is amazing. That is a lot of painting!! It sure looks beautiful.
I love how shiny your wood floors are. Are they hard to maintain?
Great job, Melissa.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely touches, Melissa! What a fun wreath!

Gypsy Heart said...

It was beautiful before and it is gorgeous now! Isn't it funny how our tastes change? The room does look larger I think. Love the drapes!

Don't know how you guys got so much done in one month. Can't wait to see the kitchen! LOVE the white cabinets.


Maria Elena said...

Oh, Melissa, your dinning room is gorgeous!!! I love the new paint color! It is just amazing! And your new rug is beautiful! Everything looks so fresh and welcoming! You always do such a great job! I can't wait to see your kitchen!

Kelly said...

The room turned out great. I really like the new color. I think you'll be happier with this new neutral.

Linda said...

Hi Melissa, It's great to see you again. Everything looks fabulous! The new color is very soothing. Enjoy your week....Linda

Savvy Seasons said...

You have been B U S Y!! I must admit, I love your dining room, but when I got a glimpse of the kitchen, I nearly bypassed everything and went immediately to enlarge the picture with the kitchen in the background. WOW!! Ok, I am now *DYING* to see the kitchen. Your dining room is gorgeous in the new color palette, and I love all your accessorizing! AMAZING JOB! Thanks for sharing....now let's see the kitchen. Ha! ;)

Richella said...

Melissa, it's beautiful! As always it looks so lovely, so well coordinated, and so spic-and-span! You are a wonderful homemaker.

I loved the glimpse into your kitchen--can't wait to see your cabinets painted and hear all about it!

All That Glitters said...

Hey Miss Melissa!!! I hope you have been doing well sweet friend!! I have been taking a break from blogging and I need to catch up! The new paint looks wonderful and very springy! We need to paint our home very soon!

Happy Spring!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Melissa, your dining room is absolutely stunning. I love the new color and your floors are gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

What a nice change! Looks like a lot of work going on over there.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love the color on the walls...it does look so fresh! Great job girl!

CAS said...

This looks absolutely amazing, Melissa! I really like the wall color and the wainscoting treatment. You are doing a wonderful job.

Angela said...

Hi Melissa! Happy Belated Anniversary! Your house looks amazing! I love the lighter colors. I caught a glimpse of the kitchen in one of your pics....did you paint the cabinets? All of your hard work is really paying off. The place is beautiful! I wish I had your motivation. Every room in my home needs to be painted, but I dread it.

Have a great day!


Jessica said...

Very nice! I love your new rug. :-)

Kris said...

Lovely Melissa! I love the new color. It brightens the room and it gives your new "goodies" a pop of color where you need it.

Susie Q said...

Beautiful Melissa..so pretty, elegant and welcoming!
Love all your makeover!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Melissa - you just ooze CLASS.
Have a pretty day!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks so lovely. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas as well :-) I’m visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays. Really like your blog.

Tasha said...

Very pretty! My china hutch is so similar to yours that I did a double take when I saw your pictures! I love the new color!

xinex said...

Your home is beautiful, Melissa...Christine

Jan said...

Visiting from Kristin's Creations. The room looks more unified and more serene with the single color on upper and lower walls and the reddish accents removed. I love the elegant new drapes, they suit the room perfectly. I prefer the colors and style of the "before" rug, and think it would add just the right touch of unexpected drama and richness, but I have always been partial to oriental patterns. A lovely room.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

This is beautiful Melissa. Can't wait to see your kitchen. I just painted my cabinets also,and am loving them.


Hi Melissa!

Your home is lovely. I love the paint color in your formal dining. What brand and color is it?

Hope you are well!

Joy said...

Very pretty! Looks like a display model home. I love going thru them and dreaming..

arrielle_p said...

My dining room is where I unwind myself early in the morning to be ready for another grueling day. So I see to it my dining room is a relaxing place to be in while reading those newspapers. Just like these photos. Beautiful! :)

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rahul khan said...

Hi melissa!Very Beautiful.Great design.You are a fashion inspiration.
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Dani said...

Wow, your dining room is absolutely stunning! You have such a beautiful blog. Blessings, Dani

Susie @ Step inside my home said...

Hi Melissa,
I love the new look in your dining room. The room now looks so much brighter and crisp looking. I also love you gorgeous ceiling and beautiful moldings all around the room! Susie

Susie @ Step inside my home said...

Hi Melissa,
I love the new look in your dining room. The room now looks so much brighter and crisp looking. I also love you gorgeous ceiling and beautiful moldings all around the room! Susie

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