I must say... the one room I am most excited about in our new home is our dining room. I have written before about the fabulous Carleton Varney "Brazilliance" banana leaf wallpaper that will cover our dining room walls... I am completely obsessed with this wallpaper. The rolls are currently living in our guest room waiting to be hung, and from time to time I go in and gaze upon their splendor. I tell my Brazilliance it is such beautiful wallpaper, it does not deserve to be living under the bed... and that soon it will be unveiled in its full glory for all the world to see!
In the meantime, here is an inspiration board I created that captures my vision for our dining room...
This abstract art will be hung above our vintage mirrored buffet, which you can see in the short video below, taken the day we brought our Labradoodle puppy, Marilyn Monroe, to our Dallas home... I can't believe Marilyn is two now!! You can also catch a glimpse of the 1930s tulip chairs we had ebonized and recovered in ivory leather...
Fabulous Brazilliance wallpaper!
Our rug is custom, "Ellipse" by Stark in black and white.
Our dining table is an Art Deco reproduction in Zebrawood that we had custom made by Deco-Dence in Dallas.
Our vintage Murano chandelier is from Again & Again, also in Dallas.
I'm sorry I don't have better pictures... all of our furniture is in storage. But this is one of a pair of huge vintage Hollywood Regency pineapple lamps I scored at the estate sale of a very glamorous model from the 1960s.
I cannot wait to reunite with our treasures!! I am also working on building a collection of blue and white ginger jars to decorate the buffet. Jennifer at The Pink Pagoda and Tina at The Enchanted Home have fueled my love for all things blue and white!
What do you think of the drapes? One of my lovely readers, who has become a friend and trusted design confidant, insisted that pink was the only option for our Palm Beach Chic/Beverly Hills Hotel inspired dining room, and I completely agree! Now I just have to convince my husband... Hey, I lost the battle on restoring our home's original pink exterior, so I think pink drapes in the dining room would be an excellent consolation prize!! :)
Just look at how great Nicky Hilton's pink chairs and chandelier shades look against her Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper!
Any recommendations on where I can buy bubblegum pink silk?