Friday, October 29, 2010

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia - Featured ME!

One of the greatest things about spending time in blogland is the inspiration you find here!  Long before I started this little blog of mine, I would spend hours perusing some of my favorite design blogs.  They say Disneyland is the happiest place on earth; and while I do love me some Disneyland, I'd have to say Designblogland is a close second (for me anyway).  You can't even imagine how thrilled I was when one of my absolute favorite bloggers decided to feature my dining room makeover on her beautiful blog!

I sent Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia an e-mail thanking her for the inspiration behind my choice of paint color for the walls in my dining room.  Her home is stunning; seriously breath-taking.  She uses a light and airy color palette; and while I am typically drawn to dark, rich colors, I chose a soft cream (Waverly Cafe Cream matched to Valspar) for my dining room walls.

The wall color is one of my favorite things about the room.  Every designer says it because it's so true - paint is the easiest, yet most dramatic way to update a room!  I always thought that if I used dark colors that I had to stay with that same depth of color throughout the house, but I have found that to be false.  You can create flow between dark and light walls through your furniture and accessories.  Lately, especially because of time spent over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, I am leaning toward lighter paint colors.

I'm beyond thrilled that she featured me and my new little blog!  Thanks so much, Kristin!

 My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. Carmel, congratulations!! Your house and your projects are always so inspiring, I am not surprised one little bit on your feature! The room looks great!! I painted our gold lamp bases in our master bedroom, and just love it. Isn't nice to be able to do those simple overhauls?
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks Denise! I feel the same way about you! And yes, love giving new life to something old.

    xo- Carmel

  3. Ahhh...your so sweet Carmel, thank you so much! I Love your style and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

  4. The table is beautiful! The distressing is the perfect touch!

  5. Saw your DR makeover on MUSSuburbia - love it! I just started a blog too - to get deign advice from friends about renovating our house, and funny thing - the same chairs you used in your renovation are a choice for my kitchen reno! I am still debating on using just two of them like you did, or using them all over. Did you get them at World Market? I am still deciding between the banana leaf and the Kaya woven chair that is a little darker. Going to check out your house what I've seen so far!

  6. Hi Liz,
    Thanks for stopping by! Yes, they're from World Market- love them and they were so easy to put together! Happy decorating!
    xo - Carmel


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