• Formal dining room with blue walls and stone feature wall
    Dining Room

    Formal Living Room with Stone Feature Wall

    A warm but elegant mood is created for this formal dining room through warm wood tones on the floors and a warm golden undertone to the stone feature wall. Blue paint on the wall provides an appealing contrast to the light colored upholstery on the dining room chairs. The row of framed art across the wall creates some terrific visual interest for dinner guests to enjoy.  

  • Red dining room walls
    Dining Room

    Red Dining Room Walls

    This dining room gets a bold and dramatic look while evoking a formal mood at the same time. The contrast of the white fireplace mantle, drapery, and chandelier lamp shades against the red walls creates drama and elegance. But for the real showstopper, take note of the gold ceiling, done in gold metallic paint – steal this idea if you want to add some WOW to your dining room.  What an idea! The gold ceiling paint is Martha Stewart Living Precious Metals paint in Kiwi Peel, available from Home Depot.  What do you think? Would you paint your ceiling gold? Leave a comment!

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    Paint Color Selector Tools

    Here are some really fabulous online tools for helping you find the perfect paint color for your next decorating project – right from the comfort of your home: Dulux Paint Color Selector Tool Home Depot Color Selector Behr Paint Colors Benjamin Moore Colors Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer Tool – This is super-cool; upload a photo of your room online, pick the color you are interested in, and the tool will show you how your room would look in that color. Interior decorating just has never been this easy! Photo Credit: Benjamin Moore

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    Sleek Contemporary Dining Room in Brown and Beige

    A sleek, contemporary dining room decorated in black and beige creates and elegant, modern atmosphere.  The simple, almost minimilistic approach establishes a clean feel and peaceful, uncluttered sense.   Light beige walls are complemented by black chairs, smoked black glass dining table top, wall table, frame on the artwork on the wall, and counter top in the kitchen in the background.  A few carefully chosen clear glass accessory pieces add elegance to the surroundings by way of  candle holders on the wall table, and two tall vases on either end of the dining table with  three glass votive candle holders in a linear formation between them.  The tall branches extending out…

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    Sophisticated Dining Room

    A sophisticated mood is established for this dining room by keeping the styling simple – verging on minimalistic – yet elegant.  A round dining table is always a refreshing change from the standard rectangular dining table.  The circular flow creates a sense of intimacy for guests around the table. Comfortable upholstered chairs allow guests to sit back and relax between courses or when sipping an after dinner liqueur. Dark, bare hardwood floors create great visual effect as they contrast against the light colored beige grey-walls. The theme carries through with the dark wood dining table and the light grey chairs. A traditional chandelier is given a modern twist with the…

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    Sophisticated & Modern Dining Room in Pink, Brown, Black and White

    This modern and sophisticated dining room really pops with style, yet this look is really easy to replicate in almost any space, and in a variety of price ranges (it doesn’t have to be expensive!). It all comes down to color and a few well chosen furnishings and  accessories. Start with a nice latte-type paint color (milk chocolate brown).  Use sheer white drapery panels, that touches the floor, on either side of all windows, suspended on a black rod-iron curtain rod. Choose a black-rod iron chandelier – one with crystals like that shown in the photo will add some glam. Round mirrors are hot right now. They add sophistication and…

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    Living Room

    Small Living Room Make Over With Cozy Cottage Look

    A dark, drab living room gets a make over and is transformed into a light and airy inviting space with a cozy cottage look. Before the room make over (see photo below), dark paint on the walls gave this room a dark look that made it look drab and simply didn’t live up to the room’s full potential. After the update, the living room comes alive and looks fresh with light paint on the walls and soft green accents on the support beams on the ceiling. Inexpensive second-hand furniture found at a thrift store has been reupholstered in bright prints to help create the comfortable and cozy charming cottage look.…

  • Outdoor porch decor with hanging lanterns
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    Outdoor Porch Decor with Hanging Lanterns

    This outdoor living space lends itself perfectly to leisurely relaxation with its comfy wicker-look garden furniture, as featured in Southern Living Magazine.  A drink ledge around this circular porch gives you a place to set your lemonade, glass of wine, or other favorite beverage.   Hanging candle lanterns around the sides of the porch add magnificent ambiance when kicking back or entertaining outdoors in the evening.

  • Dining room make over with vintage dining table
    Dining Room

    Dining Room Make Over With Vintage Dining Table

    A plain, nondescript dining room in an older run down home now looks light and glamorous after a make over by the Property Brothers.  See the before shot down below. Light colored walls help give the impression of more space. A fabulous modern crystal chandelier hangs above the dining table to add a hint of GLAM. An interesting, eclectic, look is created by bringing in an inexpensive old, vintage second-hand dining table and chairs that were found at a flea market and then given a fresh coat of (blue) paint. What a great find! Floor to ceiling sheer curtain panels at the sides of the windows contribute to this room’s…