Good Questions: Jazz Up This Dining Room?

Good Questions: Jazz Up This Dining Room?

Aaron Able
Feb 25, 2009

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Leslie follows up from her previous Good Question: AT — You were nice enough to post my question a few months ago and AT readers gave some great advice on how to move a large piece of artwork. The piece arrived safely and is now hanging in our dining room. The view you are seeing is from the pass-thru from the kitchen. Now, I need some advice on the room...

(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first. Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to: newyork(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)

These are my questions/concerns with the space:
1.) It is very tan - how can I jazz it up with some color? I do not want to paint the walls any color - we just paid to have it done! We love the large painting and want it to be the focal point in the room.
2.) I need a new lighting fixture — I need something not too expensive (under $500).
3.) We will be using the room everyday as a casual dining room, playroom (8 month old baby), art projects, etc... I'd like to keep it fun and enjoy mid-century modern decor but the house is an arts and crafts house from 1905 so it can't be too out there. Also needs to be child friendly.

Thanks so much for your help AT! Leslie


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