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Guest Post: Arcadian Home

Hello, everyone! I'm so happy to be here with you here at Rooms with a guest post from Arcadian Home blog. It's a fabulous place to find interior design inspiration including great decorating ideas for everything from beautiful modern pendant lights to a wonderful array of rugs for the floor. Today's topic is chairs, lovely seating around the dining table to be specific. From traditional to modern to the simply quirky, I've brought along eight images to explore some of the amazing chairs that have recently caught my eye. Let's have some fun with stylish dining chairs! ~ Mari
This traditional dining room is updated with a contemporary take on the crystal chandelier and velvet dining chairs with their casual patterned backs. Traditional chair design meets contemporary textile pattern for a happy merger.
A modern pendant light hangs above this large round table surrounded by raspberry-hued chairs. It wasn't planned, but it seems velvet chairs will be popping up …

New Paint to Freshen Up The Kitchen

Don't you love how new paint can totally change the feel of a room?   I finally got around to painting my kitchen.  It used to be yellow - you can see what it looked like here.

The new color I selected was Sherwin-Williams Topsail 6217.  It is a very light blue with a touch of green.  It is so soft and refreshing.  It really compliments my gray-blue counter tops and back splash, which isn't my favorite, but looks a lot better with the new paint.
Now, I just need to decide what to put on this empty wall.
Here are a few things I have been considering:
Framing and matting this set of water colored herbs
Framing and matting a collection of water color birds.  This shop has some beautiful ones.
Hanging an large abstract art piece with pops of bright colors, like in this kitchen:
I'm not sure on the source of this picture, I pinned it quite awhile ago.   If anyone knows, let me know!


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Inexpensive Dining Room Art

About a year ago, I made these art pieces to go on a boring white wall in our rental home.  In our new home, I thought they would go nicely with my newly painted deep blue walls in my dining room.
At the time that I made these, I couldn't spend a lot of money.  I found the art prints at a local antique/collectibles shop.  I purchased the cheapest frames I could possibly find - they were an oak color and I spray painted them white.  It was too expensive to mat them, so I just purchased the green artist paper  and taped on the prints.

By the way, the blue paint isn't quite as 'crayon blue' as it looks in these photos, in this post the color is a little more accurate.
 There are still some other things in this room I would like to tackle, but these things take time...and money, right!??  For now, at least I have some art on the walls;)
(In case you missed it, this is what the dining room looked like when we moved in. So, I am making progress, slowly but surely!)

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Project Peek

I've been a little MIA on this blog lately.  Poor blog! I have been pretty busy with clients - which is great thing that I cannot complain about!  Currently, I am helping to decorate a home in a near by town.  They already have all their furniture pieces, they just needed rugs, art, accessories, bedding, pillows, etc. to make their home more welcoming and homey.  Here are a few of the design boards I have put together for them.
The master bedroom is probably my favorite space that I designed for them.  They wanted a peaceful retreat.



This design is for their 17 years old daughter's room.  I love the vibrant colors.





Their family room already had a lot of  chocolate and  red (including a red sofa).  So, I decided to add in seafoam green to the mix.  





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