I love pale blue and red as a color combination (and in 2012, so does everyone else). However, this doesn’t quite work for me. I don’t know, I guess I just don’t want to fall asleep at the table because the room was too soothing.
Like I wouldn’t manage to dig out a dining room in my favorite color? Come on, it’s like you don’t even know me.
(Also I really like how they created the visual equivalent of crown molding just by drawing a line high up on the wall and painting a paler color above it.)
LOOK AT THIS. HOLY FUCK. LOOK AT IT.
- Talk about knowing your fucking proportions. Who would ever have thought to put that monstrosity over a square table and some folding chairs?! (Not me. I would not have thought to do that.)
- The very pale whites, creams, and pinks are managing to highlight all of the grey/white crystals on the chandelier, instead of the metal. That’s why it’s not eating the entire room.
- The house we’re currently trying to buy has 7.5’ ceilings, and I haven’t really cared until now. Sniff, sniff, I will never be able to install a similar ridonk chandelier without risking concussion and death. [plays tiniest interior design violin in the world]
I think this is a nice way to get some striking effects with large light fixtures while still keeping an “eat-in kitchen nook” feeling with a small table and only 4 chairs.
I love quite a bit about this room:
- The balance of the original wood floors and the brassiness of the large globe pendant light.
- The mix of school room/industrial dining room chairs
- The rectangular painting opposite the almost-complete circle of (if I recall correctly) souvenir pennies
- The blanked out light explosion from the all-white windows with no window treatments
While I understand that the light bulbs would be a pain in the ass to clean, I feel like it’d be worth it. This is as close to “steampunk” as I can get without vomiting everywhere, btw. Rivets and naked bulbs: cool. Cephalopods and brass everywhere for no reason: not cool.
So the dining room doesn’t really function as a dining room…well, it does, but most of the time it’s The Companda’s office. And he has A Thing About Orange that I have never found it wise to fight. Meanwhile, I had a multi-year yen to paint a room Silver Fox, and so I figured a grey room with orange accent would work out (spoiler alert: it did).
The Walls: Silver Fox
The Built-in Hutch: Orange Parrot
Both colors by Benjamin Moore, both colors possibly screwed up on your monitor. :P