I've been wanting to change up my dining room for a while now. I feel like I'm over the terra cotta color (I had it in my last house, and now this one for 3 years) but I hadn't really been able to come up with something better until I saw this episode of Pure Design on HGTV. Do you watch it? It's really the only design show on TV I like these days.The images from the website were really small but I think you can see the overall feel of the room. It's wallpapered with this paper from Graham and Brown and the material on the chairs is either this or this from Robert Allen, a subtle ballet pink color. I love the metallic aspect of the wallpaper, but I'm not sure I could afford to buy and have the paper installed right now, so I'm considering getting the same effect with a stencil.
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1) I really like this simple bamboo pattern, but with my drapes, I think it might be too much faux bamboo.
2) This could be pretty, I would probably use only one color vs. 2 for the flower and make it more tone-on-tone.
3) A really interesting geometric that would be much more subtle with a subtle metallic. Again, I think this might fight too much with the drapes.
4) Raindrops. This could work.
5) Zexy crocodile. A tone on tone metallic would look really sleek, not sure I could pull this off, I don't exactly live in a loft downtown.
6) Oh how I love a rattan/cane pattern. Too fighty with the drapes though I think.
Here's another neat example by Jesse from Good Girl Gone Glad. Jesse didn't use metallic paint, she just upped the sheen of the pattern by using a higher gloss paint. It turned out really beautiful.
So, what do you think? Would you spend the time on this (I'm sure it is very labor intensive) or splurge on the paper and installation?