The sleek lines of the dining chairs and sharp geometric pattern of the chevron valances help establish a clean, crisp aesthetic in this small dining room. The white chair rail molding and metallic chandelier add a classic touch to the space.
Chair rail molding divides two-toned walls in this neutral dining room. Sheer curtains and white blinds feel crisp and airy against the dark hardwood floor and black dining table. Fresh flowers and a bowl of fruit add a refreshing splash of color.
To avoid making the room too dark, picture railing molding was added to delineate color blocks, and the ceiling and wood were painted white. To add visual interest, antique Italian chairs updated in a colorful Turkish material were added to the mix.
This pristine pair of swivel chairs was passed down from Micah’s grandmother. They’re a perfect way to inject a little generational history into a young family’s home. Family heirlooms are always a good idea. You’ll notice that below the white painted crown molding is a white picture rail. In many older homes, the walls are plaster as opposed to drywall. Plaster is much harder and more difficult to repair; therefore, a piece of molding/rail is used as a surface to attach hardware and wire, and then your artwork to. Preservation is key in caring for older homes. The Stansells cleverly repeated the teal color on the drapery panels, but used white sheers on the window’s interior for semi-privacy while still allowing light in.