Comfortable Dining Room

She's tired of the previous owners' colors, but he's afraid of change. By choosing their own colors, this couple finally makes their dining room more comfortable.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThe couple makes the daring choice of red for the walls, which brings a lot of energy into the room.
To diminish the flaws in the wall surface, a matte finish paint is used. To contrast with the red, the chairs are painted a pale sage green. The white trim is toned down to ivory because bright white paint wasn't invented until the 1950s, so it's not appropriate for a 1930s house. Next they select brown for the drapes in a glimmery silk fabric that reflects the ambient light. Roman shades in a lighter fabric conceal the view of the building next door. A vintage chandelier and golden accessories round out the 1930s era dining room makeover.