A couple weeks ago I posted about a dining room I was working on. We designed a custom console table to fill in a very large blank wall. So large in fact, that if I selected a table to fit the wall proportionate to the size, it would have dwarfed the dining table by comparison. The solution was adding some architecture to the room to fill in the space by way of picture frame molding and crown molding.
In every design, there is a jumping off point. For my client, it was the fabric I selected to reupholster her dining chair seats (and two new upholstered dining end chairs which will carry the fabric at eye level for more visibility, but they are still being made as we speak). The fabric is from Calico Corners called Kaiya Shiki. I'm not sure I've ever had so many people comment on how much they love this fabric. Everytime I pulled the swatch out at a store, someone would say "oh, love that fabric".
From there we selected the paint color using the fabric swatch as guidance. We ended up going with a saturated clay color call Sienna Clay from Benjamin Moore.
This dining room connects directly to the kitchen which we are also in the middle of updating and redesigning. In the kitchen we selected bold blue and white damask window treatments, along with a gray/aqua/dark-blue glass backsplash. To tie the two rooms together, I choose a rich azure blue as the accent color for the dining room.
The draperies are a solid bronze color so they don't compete too much with the kitchen fabric, but I did throw in a hint of pattern with the blue greek key banding on the edges of the drapes. (squint hard and you might see the color and pattern in the picture!)
Here are the before pics, although the room was painted Sienna Clay by this point, so I don't have the original yellow walls to show you.
Here are the after shots: