Feb 1, 2019

Wallpaper Accent in the Dining Room

Hello Friends!

Looks like I am moving at a pace of one project per month here (sigh). I am overwhelmed with the things I want to do to our new house but I am happy to say that this one I am sharing today has been a few months coming.

Remember when I shared our dining room in black and white a while ago? It was before we got the grand piano (HERE). That room is on the other side of the kitchen - opposite this room. But the little room I am sharing today was supposed to be a morning room or maybe a breakfast nook. It sat empty for months or just held junk. With the piano taking up the other dining room now we made this our eating area and there's no formal dining room anymore.

The room is smallish and it lacked personality - so I wanted to do a fun pattern on the walls.
The plan was to wallpaper the whole room but I found out very quickly that, even though I chose peel and stick paper, it was hard to line up the pattern exactly. 

So my patience only allowed for one wall (barely) to be completed.
Once I put the room together the one accent wall feels just right.

The other walls are still painted in Eider White SW but the french doors leading to the patio are in here too. They got a coat of the beautiful Urbane Bronze by SW, which is the color they are on the outside.

If you like black interior doors but think black is a little harsh - go with Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams. It's so pretty - not brown but gray - without the blue tone. It would be gorgeous on cabinets too.
The dark doors made a huge difference. I wanted a simple black and white photo next to the doors and so far, no complaints from the boys featured in my chosen photo. It surprises me, to be honest. They are 16 now and  one likes to find the negative in most everything. Not to mention the embarrassment factor runs so high these days. Luckily the girls aren't visiting us yet.
Nothing in this room is new so I just through in some accessories that I had around and some pulled from my shop space.
The gold accents dress it up a bit and I like the contrast of the formal gold, the rough bench and soft textures.
I keep meaning to pick up candles for these gold candle holders but they make a sweet statement all on their own.
As much as I love DIY - wallpapering is not my favorite. It might be this geometric pattern because it was tough to line up exactly. I have done others that seem to be easier - like brick or beaded board patterns.

I have so much more to do in this house but I think I am spending too much time scrolling through Instagram to get much done. If you want to stay a little more caught up with my slow but sure projects you can follow me on IG  - @downtoearth.home

We are heading into a weekend and I am looking forward to some down time with the boys. It's so cold outside. I know a lot of people have been experiencing super cold temps this week. Hopefully you don't have to go out and can pull out a good book to read. I watched a good show this week. It was on Sundance Now (free 7 day trial with Amazon Prime) The 4 part series was called The Cry. I was so hooked and have watched it twice!

We will all be so thankful for spring when it finally arrives.

Happy Weekend my friends!

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Box Planter For Above the TV

Happy New Year Everyone!

Today I am sharing some changes to our family room since taking down all the Christmas decor. You can see this room decorated for Christmas HERE.

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An Office for Her

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A Little Love Story

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Custom Sized Foyer Table

Hello Friends!
Guess what? I made something! Yup! It's been a long time since I have taken on a project but here is why.

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Jul 13, 2018

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Black and White Dining

Happy Monday!
I hope you are all enjoying summer. Here in Virginia we are having the best weather. We deserve it after such high humidity for three weeks. We needed a relief.

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Foyer Gallery Wall

The entire time while building this house I was imagining this wall with a console table along it with  a simple mirror or horse picture above it.

Mar 21, 2018

Feb 16, 2018

Let Your House Shine & a Glimpse at the 2nd Floor

As I drove through the neighborhood tonight I noticed some exterior lights that seem to come on automatically at dusk. Some people turned on their porch lights which I think makes a home look like friendly place.

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10 Trends I am Taking Home in 2018

Let me show you some trends that I have seen around lately that I just have to bring home this year.
1- Light walls with high contrast floors and accents such as the black backing of the shelving area in the picture above.

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