Coloring Outside the Lines: Dining Room Pops with a Mix of Fun and Formal | Drapery Connection

Coloring Outside the Lines: Dining Room Pops with a Mix of Fun and Formal

“Overall, it’s a play on taking something traditional and making it more contemporary, like combining Duncan Phyfe chairs and formal draperies with new things,” Faulkner said.

“You can choose to have your ShowHouse room painted or not,” Faulkner said. “The dining room was already a beautiful chocolate color, so we left it. I kept seeing teal with it.”

The designers found a set of ready-made teal Dupioni draperies that they thought were perfect for the room. There was only one problem.

“They weren’t long enough,” Faulkner said. “We made and added a silk band at the bottom and a velvet band at the top. If you put heavy fabrics at the bottom, the draperies won’t hang right.”

In addition to teal and chocolate brown, lime green joined the palette. The colors pop in a painting by Faulkner’s daughter, University of Alabama student Caitlan Faulkner.

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