All in the details…


Teal, yellow, gold, silver and ohhhh that saturated pink…I’m continuing my quest to fall in love with white rooms by focusing on spaces that manage a POP sans color on the walls. This dining room nook is full of color, but instead of painting the walls, the homeowners have incorporated it into the fabrics, dishes, art and accessories. Another cool trick they employed that I never would have thought of, was to paint only a teeny tiny section of the drywall (namely the inside of the opening into the kitchen) a bold minty teal. Kinda crazy how that four-inch line of color can have such an impact. Brilliant! Let’s talk details…


I mean, come on? Have you ever seen such a fun and funky set of dining room chairs before?? Okay, maybe you have…But these are really fun and probably pretty affordable to recreate. These restaurant style chairs are a dime a dozen at most thrift stores. Grab a set for yourself and replace the vinyl with new bright fabric to get the look.


The kitschy, colorful accessories in this room are so cheerful and inviting. I truly believe that, with a little patience and good hunting instincts, the look can be completely recreated using thrift store finds. A set of midcentury dishware, some boldly painted or patterned containers and framed fabric or art from the 50’s and you’ve got a perfect recreation of this look for little money spent. If you don’t have time to shop, a GREAT resource for these types of thrifted items is Etsy. Check here, here and here for examples. Sure, you’ll pay a higher price, but you won’t have to leave the house to add that vintage charm you crave.


Nothing like a little pattern to break up the POW of the solid pink. The soft floral cushions on the banquet bench seating in this space are so warm and comforting. Can’t you just imagine yourself there with a vintage teacup of coffee, reading the newspaper or a favorite magazine? I can only hope to have as sweet a dining space in our next home…

So what are your favorite details?

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