Y'all have probably seen my dining room before. I have not changed
much since I changed the color of the walls from mustard to a deep red.
But I am feeling that it needs some tweaking to make it feel more
The area on either side of the mirror over the sideboard looks a bit
lonely to me. I am thinking about adding some framed prints to
either side. I remembered that I have this ...
it's a book of large Audobon prints that are suitable for framing.
I like this idea especially since we have so many birds in this area.
Do you think this would be a good idea or do you think I should
carry on the equestrian theme that is in other areas of the house.
Fox hunting prints perhaps?
I also have these niches that are full of blue and white china. I want
to find a way to introduce some more blue into the room so I was thinking
about adding a drapery panel on either side of the plantation shutters on
the window. Something like a Jacobean print.
This is a terrible pic, I know, however you can get a sense of the
space next to the window. It just seems so blank and cold to me now.
I don't want to cover up the window at all because this is room is
north facing and tends to be dark. The windows are are about nine
feet across and almost touch the floor. I don't want to remove the
plantation shutters either because this room is on the side of the house
and since we are on a corner, it faces the street. We want a bit of
privacy. So I thought a single panel drape on either side might
soften it up a bit. I saw some drapery panels in the current Pottery
Barn catalog that are in the Jacobean pattern.
I think I will replace this rug too, perhaps with a seagrass one. This
current one so dark and it's down on top of dark stained hardwoods.
Oh well, little by little I will get there.
That's it for today. Bentley and I are headed back out to work in
the garden. It is beautiful outside today! I hope you are having
lovely weather too.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley