Inspired by a velvet cerulean blue sofa, this home features a soft color palette with pops of bold color. Some of the colors were taken from the preppy and Easter-inspired hues that people wear in the Washington D.C. area. Tribal and African accents add a unique element to the neutral and traditional furniture pieces.
How to freshen up classic board-and-batten paneling: Paint all of it, as well as the window casings, dark gray (Porpoise by Sherwin-Williams). The rich blue of the chairs—scored at a vintage store—go beautifully with the color. “They seem grand but not stuffy or formal,” says Sonal. “We use one as the special birthday chair when cutting cake with family.” They’re paired with white plastic molded chairs from Overstock and an industrial table from RH. Instead of traditional fabric curtains, Lisa hung fringy macramé ones from RH Teen for an unexpected hit of texture. The rug is from Nourison.
This dining room is filled with eclectic craftsman furniture in various types of wood. The main pieces include a sturdy dining room table and wood chairs as well as a sideboard that resembles an old library catalog and doubles as a bar and storage space.
Black windsor chairs and a sturdy, wooden dining table contrast with modern elements of this dining room for a harmonious take on contemporary rustic. A rectangular crystal chandelier adds a touch of glamour.