Posts tagged ‘interior design’

November 5, 2011

Feeling Blue

by Melissa {The Dominion Project}

I realize that I have no business thinking about any room other than our half bath, considering it’s been toilet-less since April, but with the holidays around the corner (and all my china still in boxes from moving over a year ago), ideas have suddenly been flowing for the dining room.

Initially, I was thinking soft and traditional – a white wainscot with a neutral grasscloth above to add some texture. But lately, I’ve been feeling bolder. It seems that blue and white have been striking my fancy.

Source: via Melissa on Pinterest

I ran it by Ethan this week and he’s on board (I was actually a little surprised it didn’t take more convincing!) So now it’s just the challenge of finding a blue paint color that doesn’t remind me too much of my elementary school designing days. But first, I have some painting to do in the half bath. Seriously, there’s a toilet going in this weekend. This is getting ridiculous…

January 31, 2011

For Love of a Hunt

by Melissa {The Dominion Project}

This weekend I was itching to go thrift-store shopping, in hopes that I’d find some interesting furniture to fill up this place. So on Saturday morning, I set out with a little cash, some Starbucks and the anticipation of uncovering hidden treasures at rock-bottom prices.

It took a few stops over a couple of hours, but the moment I set eyes on these chairs (it’s a set of 4), I had to have them. I just love the quatrefoil detail! They’re rather Gothic Revival, don’t you think?

{melissa’s quatrefoil chair}

They’re going to be perfect for the breakfast area. I’ll definitely reupholster the seats – probably with a bold graphic patterned fabric. And the wood needs to be refinished or painted. We haven’t touched the breakfast nook/kitchen, so I need to work on some ideas. My first task needs to be a concept board (yes, for my own house). Things turn out much better when I have a plan!

Since buying these on Saturday, I’ve had quatrefoils on the brain. Turns out, a lot of other designers love them too! Here’s a favorite – Hickory Chair’s Alexandra Side Chair designed by Suzanne Kasler.


{suzanne’s alexandra side chair}

Maybe inspired by the quatrefoil in her own logo? I love that she took an old, classic element & used in a new & interesting way. That’s what design is all about!

This makes me want to paint my chairs a nice cream color. I need to get working on that concept board!