|My dining room|
I "finished" my dining room last April and was thrilled with the masculine, moody, and English country house feel.
|view from the living room|
About twelve minutes later, I saw this and wondered if I had done something horribly wrong.
I'd love something this sunny and happy.
I chided myself for not doing something a bit more creative and sassy.
I missed out on a great opportunity for wallpaper and Chinoiserie heaven.
The truth is that the sunny, happy rooms are wonderful but I am far more drawn to this über-trad look. My dining room is mostly used at night and the chocolate brown walls and twinkly, antique chandelier lends itself to a cozy dinner party.
I have to remind myself that Christmas in Virginia would not look right in a white and coral, West Palm Beach looking space. I still occasionally want to stray.
Do you fantasize about cheating on your decorating style?