Update: see the whole dining room reveal here.
After living in our home for 9 months with an empty dining room, we are ready to tackle the dining room!
The project goes like this: I talk to my husband about the pros and cons of a million different ways I could style the room, show him pictures of various ideas and ask questions without waiting for his answer. He says things like “hmmm” over and over and stares at his phone. Once I make up my mind, I tell him the price of everything, wait a few days for him to absorb the shock, and then he says Ok babe, just do it already.
This is the where we started with our dining room. Essentially, a blank slate with a great base.
When we were building I picked this navy grasscloth from York Wallcoverings. At the last minute I decided not to move forward on the wallpaper, because I thought I might change my mind on such a dark color. As we filled our home with light furnishings, I was even more certain I wanted to go with a deep navy wallpaper. I love that white on white is the trend now (clearly), but I thought this dark contrast was desperately needed for interest! And the moldings bring so much white into the room it doesn’t feel dark.
After installation of our York Wallpaper:
I did consider just painting the room navy, but I wanted another dimenison to the room that paint just wouldn’t give. This York wallpaper delivered. It is high quality paper, thick and has a slight sheen on it. Grasscloth is a textured wallpaper, that looks almost like a fabric. It’s considered traditional, but when used right it looks on trend!
I wouldn’t choose a dark grasscloth if we didn’t have high moldings (5.5 feet). Grasscloth can’t get wet without leaving a stain, and this dark color can actually rub off if you rubbed something light against it hard enough. But the wallpaper here is up almost 6 feet on the wall so it is a non issue!
A peek from the butler’s pantry on the other side of the room:
Here is what I am dreaming up for the whole room.