Room in Progress: Dining Room

Well, we moved! Despite the 100+ degree temperatures, multiple trips back and forth between old house and new, and a few broken glasses due to my hasty packing, we survived the move and have been in our new home for almost two weeks now.

Thanks to the tremendous, generous help from my parents and our new friend Rick from Clio, SC, our home was freshly painted, wallpapered, and punch-listed before the first box was unpacked. We still have many (many, many) projects left to do, but slowly and surely, our new Ginter Park house is starting to feel like home.

One room that is almost complete is our dining room! We still need drapes, and a few finishing touches, but it’s getting there!

The previous owners had painted the room a big, bold red. Since we went with mostly neutrals in the rest of the house, I wanted to maintain the dining room as a statement room. Here’s the before: 

We went with a beautiful, rich turquoise grasscloth wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries to set the stage, and used our existing dining room table and chairs, as well as our sideboard for furniture. 

With new drapes and a new light fixture, I think we will be all set. I may also do some new slipcovers for the dining room chairs as a project down the road, too.

But for now, here’s the after!

I really love the vintage Scandinavian Airlines canvas in here, as well. I picked it up at an antique shop in Paris years ago, and I love how the  wallpaper pulls out the turquoise blue in the Eiffel Tower.

One room (almost) down, eight to go! Stay tuned….



  1. LOVE grass cloth. Isn’t it the most fun texture? Amazing how many colors it comes in now. You all did a beautiful job! Can’t wait to see more rooms as you unpack!


  2. That grasscloth is AMAZING!!! Love, love, love the color and how it turned out. Congrats on the new home, so exciting!

    Erin, Attention to Darling



  1. […] had the keys to our house, we did a few cosmetic update projects: wallpaper and new drapes in the dining room, new drapes and new upholstery in the living room, and giving a fresh coat of paint to several […]


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