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Dining Room Design-Curtains + Paint

Dining Room Curtains + Paint

Hi friends! I hope your week so far has been a good one! The weather has been absolutely perfect here on Long Island and we have actually made it to the beach a few times already, yay-at last! Since I am wrapping things with my dining room makeover I thought I would share some additional design details. In my last post I wrote about what went into selecting my dining room chairs, which I can’t wait to reveal with you btw, I think some of you may be surprised:). Picking paint + curtains is the toughest and also the most exciting part for me, I think because of the vast array of choices and also I tend to change my décor SO often that I want it to have that wow factor but also be neutral at the same time.

The curtains came first. I knew I wanted a subtle, more modern & playful pattern in my dining room so I debated between making them myself and buying them. Of course the easiest thing to do is buy them and working for Calico Corners for many years I knew that making them or having them made, unless you score a GREAT deal on fabric per yard can also be costly. So I just began looking, finding fabrics and curtains that inspired me & hit me right away. I pinned a ton of images then did a price comparison. I made the drapes in THIS room so I knew what I was getting myself into if I went that route.

Ikat Ogee Drapes West Elm Straw

I kept going back to THESE curtains from West Elm. But…they were way over what I wanted to spend. So I waited, hoping for a design miracle and one day I opened an email from West Elm that said 70% off! AHHH!! I cant even tell you how excited I was! It all made sense and I just knew it was meant to be. I seriously take so much time with these things and most of the time it does pay off!

After I choose the curtains I went onto chairs.

My top 6 favorite dining chiars from Arhaus

You can find all of these HERE in this post. Which ones do you think I chose?

Then came the fun part-PAINT! I LOVE paint, it is my favorite thing to PIN. But, it can be tricky. For this room and for most rooms I design, the simplest way to find the best color is to buy samples and paint right on the wall in an area that will change with the light throughout the day. Going dark was something I wanted to try, I wasn’t sure if I had the guts to do it but at the end of the day, it is just paint and it can be easily changed. It was either a dark gray or navy, so I choose a color right in the middle.

Stormy Sky Benjmain Moore

Benjamin Moore-Stormy Sky

You can find this color and more HERE.

I cant wait to show you more!!!

Have a beautiful day!

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  1. Dear Jen,

    Can’t wait to see your makeover. I know it
    will be beautiful. Love your style.

  2. Hi Jen! What great options you have to choose from! I like the Oceano chairs with the Alice slipcovered side chairs on either end of the table. I’m sure whatever you choose will look awesome!! Can’t wait to see the finished design!

  3. Oh I just love the curtains!! And the paint color is pretty!! Can’t wait to see more!

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