Before & After: A Dining Room Goes From Crimson to Gargoyle Shadow

published Oct 21, 2014
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(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

We recently moved into our new (very old) home and the dining room was the only room in the house that was not covered in wallpaper from the 1980s. I couldn’t seem to work up the motivation to start the long and arduous process of ripping everything off the walls in the rest of the house, so I decided to tackle a room that would be easy, quick, and instantly gratifying to help me get going.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

While the Crimson was nice, it wasn’t “us.” I’d been really obsessed with black walls and figured I could get away with something really dark because the bright white wainscoting on the bottom half of the walls would add a really dramatic element of contrast, so I went for it! I chose “Gargoyle Shadow” which was a shade lighter than black, and am really happy with the results. Now, on to the chandelier..