Seeing Red

I have to admit I have never had a Red dining room until I inherited this one. I don't like red, I have never suggested it for any of my clients. I don't own any red clothing (because I don't look good in it) I don't own Chanel Red lipstick or even Target brand red lipstick ( I am secretly jealous of women who can wear red lipstick) 

Anyway, red walls with a pickled pine tongue and groove ceiling and some pink porcelain tile in my mind is not a good look. Dark colors make rooms look smaller and I know the designers that I follow will say Red is warm and inviting in a dining room and it makes you want to eat etc. FYI I do not need a reason to eat!!  I like light and white and bright, it relaxes me if that is possible. 

Upon inheriting this room it didn't appear large enough for a china cabinet, round table and side board. Upon painting it Benjamin Moore Natural Creme on the walls in a flat and White Dove High gloss on the wood ceilings it all changed for me. Plus, adding the furniture there was really plenty of room. I can't forget the light fixture and yes I have been using some brass lately but this light just can't compete with the light from Low Country Originals. This light is made using hand strung oyster shells and it is truly beautiful. The two ladies that own and started this lighting company are so amazingly talented this light could make any room look good. 

I am still jealous of anyone that can wear red lipstick but you can keep your red dining room as I am just not interested. 

Happy Wednesday. Happy January. Keep Warm. 


Amy Mac said...

AHHHHH, it looks SO BEAUTIFUL with your changes!!! (PS - I can't wear red lipstick either ... makes me look like a kid playing dress up. Or a French hooker. Whatever.) I LOVE me some red design-wise (I'll cop to owning a red couch that I LOVE) but painting those walls red was a sin. So, somewhere, a design angel got her wings when you moved to town and helped this room!

Victoria said...

Brilliant transformation Stacy! I too am in love with neutral interiors - I have installed wood ceilings in the last four of my design renovations and used high gloss in a couple the reflection in the paint gives amlower ceiling more depth. So glad Joni did that post today. It has been fun perusing your work! 👍

Stacy Jacobi said...

Thank you for your kind words it's so true it helps to paint it white when the ceilings are lower 😊

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