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.
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.