Ever since I’ve had my own homes, I like to brighten up the interiors with whites and cool blues. During spring and summer months, I’ll bring in more color with flowers and accents. Our dining room only has one window in it, but I’ve managed to bounce the light around with pale walls and white furnishings. I know some people think white makes a room seem cold, but just look at Scandinavian homes. They use lots of light color to help brighten their living space during the short days and their homes are quite warm and cozy.
The walls are painted Steam White by Valspar, which is sold at Lowe’s. It has a bluish-gray undertone. The table and end chairs are painted Old White using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I reupholstered the chair pads with faux grain sack created from drop cloth.
The buffet is surrounded by vintage mirrors to help bounce the light around the room. The pillows are new finds from the local flea market.
I’m still adding pieces to my ironstone collection. I love the imperfections of this pitcher.