2.03.2012

I need your help...





Okay, you know how it's always harder to make design decisions for yourself than for everyone else?

I've just been standing over this beauty....









my future dining room chandy,
with two cans of spray paint.

One is black, and one is "Chinese Laquer" Red.

With a teak table, chairs upholstered in black,
white walls, with black & white art and bits of colour,
and a sisal painted out with red, white, black and magenta...
which one will work?








The black is classic, and will continue on the black lighting we have throughout the rest of our home...
but in red?

In red she'll be the party girl, dancing around over the table.

Hmm... maybe I've just answered that one for myself....



Thoughts, please!!









*******UPDATE********



it's red.

20 minutes after I posted I picked up the red laquer and went to town.
The difference was incredible -
like slicking on a coat of fabulous red lipstick....

I'll be showing pics shortly, once the chairs are completely finished
(a very cool diy I'm working on this weekend)
and I've painted the carpet.

Thank you to those who stuck up for black, though -
for a minute there I thought it was going to be a bit of a wash,
and black really deserves better than that!
I've been challenging myself to up the colour quotient of this place...
sometimes when you work with colour all day you just want to come home to quiet,
but it's become a bit bland around here.

Thanks for all the votes, lovelies!
Happy weekend... x




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18 comments:

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Go bright!

Marie (Mrs. Dalrymple) said...

What about magenta?

Giulia said...

Red! I'm sure it will look great whatever version you choose.

heather (love your space) said...

Well, they both work, for sure. Black would be sophisticated, red would be kapow. Which are you going for?

Can't wait to see!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Everyone needs a little party girl in their home!

NK: Style-ING w/ Children said...

red red red RED!

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

RED! I vote red! and at the end of the day...or end of the month...or end of the year if you don't like or get tired, or change the decor, you can always re-paint right?
Go for it...pretty sure you want to :o)
Happy Weekend!

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Carol@TheDesignPages said...

You've talked recently about wanting to brighten up your space so this could be the answer. Go red and if you get tired of it just spray it out in black:)

The enchanted home said...

For me I am seeing red. Black might appear too industrial, red will be chic and a real eye popper. I say go for red!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I'm going to agree with Marie who said magenta...I like the idea of a pop of colour but I'm not wild about too much red and black together- if it's definitely between black and red, I go black...love what you have so far- such a dynamic colour palate!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

i like the red darl, or maybe even turquoise??!!

xxxx

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Without a doubt, I say go for the red. I am painting an entire room Chinese red soon. Your dining room sounds fantastic. Can we see pictures?

lisaroyhandbags said...

Sounds pretty! Can't wait to see it!

amy walters said...

Haha...love that all you needed to do was post this and then you knew what you wanted. Sometimes that's all it takes. Love that you went for red. I bet it looks smashin'!!! Happy weekend to you ;)

Shannon said...

ooooh....I can't wait to see it!

Haley @ Cardigan Junkie said...

I want to see the rug!! That sounds gorgeous! (I'm sure the light is great, too)

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