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Amy's "Global Cool" Dining Room

Global Cool




Durham, North Carolina



Colors Used

Valspar's Field of Pines on the China Cabinet Benjamin Moore's Tapestry Beige on Walls Navy Blue Acrylic Paint on Curtains Accents of orange, red and green in accessories

Color Inspiration

This dining room was truly just a collection over time. The first colorful piece added was the china cabinet which started out as a full wood toned garage sale find. We chose the paint color based on a tone of green in our living room rug, in order to tie the two rooms together in a subtle way. Then came the DIY curtains, which are painted drop cloths and lots of colorful collected accessories some from our travels and others made at home like our DIY burlap pillows, complete with a green stripe down the center to match our cabinet. This is by far our favorite room in our home. It's eclectic, collected and very much a reflection of our personalities.

Color Tips

If you like a color, just go for it. In most cases it's just paint which is fairly inexpensive and can always be changed. Don't be afraid to try out something you think you'll love.

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Comments (24)

good luck on winning! I love those curtains.

posted by ambercheeknc on October 31, 2011 at 11:35pm
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Those curtains just MAKE the room! Where are they from or what fabric?

posted by laurabellk on October 31, 2011 at 2:21pm
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Love the curtains!

posted by Maryline on October 31, 2011 at 11:56am
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I've been ogling those curtains on pinterest for ages. So glad to see this room entered in Room for Color!

posted by montanagal on October 31, 2011 at 2:58pm
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Love those curtains! Details on the paint and stencil or did you free hand it?

posted by Mama Gigi on October 31, 2011 at 8:29am
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Those curtains are amazing!

posted by I {heart} Rhody on October 31, 2011 at 10:22am
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You can check out her blog for details on the curtains - if I remember correctly it was a stencil that took her weeks to finish :)

posted by WrigleyHogsTheBed on October 31, 2011 at 12:28pm
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What is her blog? Is it listed somewhere? I don't see a link.

posted by Mama Gigi on October 31, 2011 at 12:49pm
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I was just going to ask where you got those gorgeous curtains.. Wow. Great job.

posted by irry on October 31, 2011 at 1:14pm
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Love the china cabinet! My parents-in-law have been trying to give us one of those for ages (it's an old heavy wood piece). Painting might be the perfect way to update it!

posted by somethingisdone on October 31, 2011 at 1:45pm
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wow I love those curtains!!!

posted by Vintagehoney on October 31, 2011 at 2:02pm
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They are painted on on drop clothes (from the room description), but I'm waiting on details :)

posted by Mama Gigi on October 31, 2011 at 2:26pm
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Aha a little googlage - triangle honeymoon is the blog, I think :)

posted by Mama Gigi on October 31, 2011 at 2:26pm
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The curtains are fantastic and pull the room together so well. I love the combo a elegant details with the more rustic dining set.

posted by dlouise21 on October 31, 2011 at 2:28pm
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curtains are fantastic! I thought they were real ikat!

posted by lorrinm on October 31, 2011 at 2:28pm
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I love everything about this room. The fact that you DIY'd the curtains gives you extra points in my book.

posted by rexrayfan on October 31, 2011 at 6:15pm
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Love, love those curtains! Great job!

posted by Tracy333 on October 31, 2011 at 8:43pm
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More importantly than how beautiful the curtains are, is the placement of the rod and where they are hung. By hanging them just beneath the crown molding, there is a nice balanced simplicity of lines in the space. This also adds nice length to the curtains to make them a focal point. Smashing!

posted by emilylauderback on November 1, 2011 at 12:04am
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I love the softness of the colors. The blue in the curtains with the torquoise color of the cabinet is especially striking.

posted by junklover on November 1, 2011 at 12:17am
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that's 'turquoise'...

posted by junklover on November 1, 2011 at 12:19am
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Love this room. Very relaxing!

posted by bfergie13 on November 3, 2011 at 9:50pm
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Wow Amy! Those curtains are beautiful.
I love the china cabinet too. Great job.

posted by Kate (NC) on November 13, 2011 at 7:02pm
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great job on those curtains! so pretty!

posted by JodieAnn on November 13, 2011 at 11:48pm
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This isn't my style, but I think this is a beautiful room. Lovely!

posted by jednakasia on November 16, 2011 at 3:25pm
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