Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Little Dining Room Update

A little while ago, I had a rug dilemma conversation on the blog. Your feedback was all amazing and am leaning towards the jute rug. It's just one of those versatile rugs that can go anywhere. I tend to tire out of prints and styles easily, so this will be a timeless classic for a long while. In the meantime, I will follow my blog friend Holly's advice and try the space without a rug! It's a great decision, because there's no need to stress over spills! Here's a little before and after.

Before: With the Rug



After: Without the Rug



I have been thinking a lot about this space- there may be some drastic changes to come! These last two images remind me that there is a lot of honey tones in this room. I might go a little crazy and paint these walls. (I know- what about the stencil?) I just did this stencil last winter, but it might be painted over soon. Call me crazy, but summer brings out the DIY project fever! When that is done, I will revisit the rug dilemma once again.

Are you like me and occasionally take a 'tour of your house', looking for new ideas to try??

15 comments:

LUCY WILLIAMS said...

GOOD LUCK AMBER!!I LOVE MY HARRINGBONE SEAGRASS UNDER MY EVERYDAY DINING TABLE-NICE TIGHT WEAVE FOR CHAIRS GOING IN AND OUT AND MY MESSY KIDS DROP FOOD ON IT ALL THE TIME AND CLEANS UP BEAUTIFULLY!

Jessie said...

I guess all of us design enthusiasts/ decorator types always have to change things up because we feel bored easily/ inspired by new things everyday. It's a sickness but in a fun way! Can't wait to see what you do. Good luck!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I really like it without the rug actually. And I know what you mean, I've got three rooms I want to tackle in my house that are all perfectly fine, I just gotta do something! :)

Jessica Mireles said...

I just love that stencil though - hate to see it go!

Beth {Design Your Dwelling} said...

I definitely do as you described... my mind is always going to change something! I'm sure it will be hard to paint over the stencil considering the work you put into it! Have fun and happy summer!!

Anonymous said...

Just an idea...what if you paint the solid walls a dark charcoal and leave the amber colored stenciled wall. You could enjoy your beautiful wall a while longer but still freshen up the room. It seems that there is enough white in the room to tie it all together and not look too dark.

Holly said...

That last photo is awesome! It looks great Amber and thanks so much for the shout out. I always find playing around to be not only fun but also good to test out certain looks - enjoy this look in the meantime while you contemplate your next step.

Ange said...

I'm sad to see the stenciled way on the list to go....I still love it. But I know how it can be after living in a space for a while. Looking forward to seeing what you do in here.

Jenn said...

Your dining room is beautiful! And, the space looks great without a rug -- Holly is pretty genius :).

navy and orange said...

that wall paper is too perfect!

xoxo navy & orange

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I too am always changing things up! i think a seagrass would look fabulous!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love the stencil, but I'm always changing things too! I love natural fiber rugs, but I have an indoor/outdoor rug under one of our tables and it's great because I just bring it outside and hose it off every now and then. It's perfect with three little ones.

Sherri Cassara said...

I love it without the rug actually! It looks very "clean". I also really love the stencil wall but I do know what you mean about getting tired of a look and wanting to change things up.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I removed the rug from my dining room before I stenciled it. The rug was, of course, very dated - it belonged to my husband from his bachelor days and I was happy to be able to give it away. The room looks bigger and I am loving the open feel and does not mess with my head when we add the extra leaf or 2 when we entertain and table becomes bigger than the rug. The room looks great, Amber! Great stenciled wall - you put so much work into that you should enjoy it for a while longer.

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

I love your stencil! And I really like the look without the rug! But I know exactly what you mean by too much honey...our floors are the same honey color as yours, plus our kitchen cabinets are that color too. It drives me crazy, and I would paint the cabinets except they're maple. Can't wait to see what you end up doing..!

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