Ladies and maybe some Gents I'm calling out for some help. I'm having every decorator's constant dilemma, that being completely at a standstill over what to do in my own home. The final room in my house to be decorated is the dining room. It took me months to find the perfect dining room set. I finally found a table and set of chairs that I liked and then it came in damaged and looking a bit pink instead of white. After numerous fights with the store it all went back and I got a full refund. That same weekend I was searching online and decided to check at Pottery Barn, West Elm , Crate and Barrel. I like everyone else thinks their catalogs are great, but I never wanted anything from them in my house, because I felt it didn't exude any character and I didn't want to have set that would be in many other homes as well. I happened to check out PB's clearance section and found a modern take on a Parson style table and an updated version of a Chippendale chair. It came in a wonderful aged teak type color (which I figured wouldn't be popular with most) and at a fabulous price so I ordered it along with the server and then went to some local thrift stores in search of a China Cabinet piece. I found an amazing piece at a store near by and when I went to pay the lovely lady at the desk reduced it even more and I ended up paying $126 for the China Cabinet and then only $50 for delivery. What a steal. Everything was delivered rather quickly. I got my new selection in 2 weeks as oppose to the 4 plus months it took to get my original set in.
The China Cabinet is going to be painted white and that is a project for an upcoming weekend. Hopefully I can get a jump start on it this weekend. I originally painted the dining room a sidewalk gray and while I like the color it is looking a bit blue to me lately and I'm not thrilled with that. The color scheme that I was going for in this room was a yellow/gray combo, but I'm open to other color combos. I would ideally love a wallpaper in this room, but I have yet to find anything that has me jumping for joy.
I did find a fabric in which I enjoyed the color combo:
But this is where my inspiration ends. I'm at a stand still. I want it done fast, but I don't want it done wrong so I'm waiting till something inspires me to get this room finished. So here is where I beg you all for help. Any ideas? Favorite wallpaper? Must have lighting fixture? Perfect wall color?
Help a sister out! Please! Tis the season.