An Inspired Dining Room (And Beadboard Wallpaper Returns!)

Right after we bought this house I came across this photo in a magazine. I don’t know what magazine it was out of and it, clearly, has been wrinkled and stored for a little while from this photograph I took of it.

I love it! I love the crisp white cabinets and warm, farmhouse wood that creates casual, cozy eating spaces like this.

Does the layout look familiar to you? It did to me!

(Our dining room when we bought the house)

After I stripped the metallic leafy wallpaper (which you saw here), took down the cabinet doors for refinishing (which I have yet to do… la la la) and painted the cabinet bases (Valspar Swiss Coffee). Break out the singing angels!

(*ahhh! Crisp color!)

This room needed a serious color infusion. We ended up choosing Behr’s Dried Palm (satin finish). It was the fastest/easiest paint decision we have made yet.

Woohoo!

During the day I was describe it as Juicy Pear. At night I would describe it as Sage-y Lime. I love it. It’s perfect with blues, yellows and whites in the summer and will be great with cranberry and evergreen in the winter.

The next step was *drumroll* BEADBOARD WALLPAPER! Remember I posted about beadboard wallpaper here? Well, I ordered a roll and I L-O-V-E it.

I still need to add the corner rounds and (obviously) the hardware and cabinet doors, but we are one step closer.

(Sidenote: The chandelier in the dining room is ginormous. I can’t take a picture in this room without getting at least one or two swoopy arms in the way.)

I will follow up in another post all with a full disclosure review of the beadboard wallpaper. Overall, it was great and easy to use.

Decorating magazines or online sources like Pinterest are a great way to find inspirational rooms that will have similar architectural characteristics as your own home.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

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11 comments

  1. Cindi says:

    Inspiration? I agree with “aunt beth” — from you! And Pinterest, magazines, and friends. Love how the beadboard wallpaper looks. You have such a charming home and the changes you are making are great! You are so blessed to have such a great home so soon in your marriage and to be able to make the changes you want right away – what a gift! I like the description and look of the green paint choice.

  2. Katie says:

    I love love LOVE the beadboard wallpaper. To the point where it might end up all over our future house, especially in the bathrooms. 🙂

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