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Well - we are pretty much in and unpacked by now.  The only area to finish up is the guest room/my craft room.  And to figure out where to put all my decorative accents - but we will deal with that later.  In the mean time, now that we are in and I have the "space" set up with furniture I am trying to decide what to do with each area.  I am starting off with the Dining Area - see a picture below. 

I really do like the paint color and since it is one big "great room" that connects the kitchen, living room and dining room I am going to leave that be.  The dinette set was one of the "free" furniture pieces that we got from a friend.  I know I want to do some sort of large art on the wall back there, perhaps add a rug, get some cute table accents, and of course recover those seat cushions.  Here is a close up of the chair and the cushion.

I am also not sure if I love this mottled gray finish, I think you need to click on the picture to see it.  It is kinda that hammered silver black faux finish thing.  Potentially - this whole thing will get spray painted jet black. 

Here are some of my inspirational pics that I am going to try to steal some ideas from as I transform the space!

Photo via House Beautiful
So don't you just love this - it is so classy and elegant.  I think I will need a nice sized centerpiece like this one on the round table.

Photo via House Beautiful 
I really like how the chairs pop here!  I am thinking about doing a brighter color or pattern on the chairs rather than the ho-hum beige that is on them now.
Photo via House Beautiful

On the other hand - I love the black and white prints here.  I think I REALLY want to do a Black and White kitchen (to go with my Bird Prints!) and I think a Black and White Dinette to match would be cute!

American & International Designs | Portfolio of Residential Interior Designs eclectic dining room

But then again - that cute pop of color is intriguing!  I love how playful and fun this space is!

SchappacherWhite Ltd. traditional dining room

But then there is that Black and White look that is so cute!   I think this print is adorable!

I am torn!  What do you think - pop of color or black and white? 

Linking this up with the Inspired by Party with Melissa @ The Inspired Room

9 frugal friends said ...

Magic Brush said... @ April 8, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Pop of color! Pop of color! I linked up to the Inspired By party also.... with a post on green! Check it out! I love color!

Allison Shops said... @ April 8, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Color!! You are young! Plenty of time for black and white later.

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Nadine said... @ April 8, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Congrats on the move. Enjoy making the space your own. I think that a pop of colour would go best with these chairs. Cute chairs... :)

Melissa said... @ April 8, 2010 at 10:43 PM

I also vote for a pop of color!

Kelsey said... @ April 8, 2010 at 11:00 PM

I'm with the majority! COLOR...especially on those iron chairs. They would look AMAZING if you painted them white and then rubbed off a lot of the paint so the black came through and looked heavily distressed...and then a colorful cushion. I think that would look amazing and it would look great in contrast to the dark wood top.

LesleySW said... @ April 8, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Color on the chairs. A nice, modern print, maybe, with some great color would really liven them up and make them contemporary.

M.O.T.B said... @ April 9, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Congratulations!!!!!!! Saw you were the big winner, you have to be super excited.

Leslie said... @ April 10, 2010 at 5:59 PM

I love all of them! But after looking through your blog and seeing your darling Spring Welcoming Sign that you made... I definitely think you should go with the POP of COLOR!

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"Yeah, that works..!" said... @ April 11, 2010 at 8:32 AM

B&W WITH a pop of color :)

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