December 14, 2014  

Bold Blue Dining Room Mood Board


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Since moving into our first house a couple weeks ago, I have been overwhelmed with all sorts of ideas about what projects to tackle first and how I want to decorate. I’ve been really concentrating on choosing a whole house color palette (there is a wonderful and helpful post about how and why to do it over at Teal & Lime). It’s all about choosing complementary colors that you use in your entire home, creating a nice flow as you go room to room. It will come as no surprise to those who know me, but I’ve gravitated toward a beautiful array of blues.

I’ll share more about the palette another day, but today I wanted to give you a peek at our dining room mood board. We decided to tackle this room first because it’s the only room with ugly paneling and I cannot eat in that wooden room 🙂 I plan to paint all of the trim in the house Designer White. The dining room walls will be Garden Stone with an Artistic Blue accent wall. I can’t wait to see it all come to life! The paint’s been purchased but I’ve barely started painting so it will be a while before I get to reveal the finished project. I’m looking forward to getting rid of the wood paneling and making this room a beautiful place to eat. Can’t wait to share the finished product with you!

What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts! Would you go with a blue this bold? Or are you more of a neutral color lover? Feel free to send me Pinterest inspiration that fits within this style.

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Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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  1. Picking paint for a new home is so hard! I commend you for picking a palette for your whole house! That’s awesome! My house is full of soft colors; light, breezy, airy, bright are the inspiration words for my upstairs. Some days I wish I would have used more color in the paint though. I’m considering doing so downstairs. I’m interested to see what your other mood boards are like – maybe they’ll will inspire me even further.

    1. I love the idea of using color in paint. It’s an affordable way to make a big impact. But at the same time, if you paint with neutrals it’s easier to switch up your decor style. Excited to see your basement colors!

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