Sunday, March 22, 2009

Feature: Favorite feature in the house

When we were house-hunting, the previous owners of the house we ended up buying were still living in it, furniture and all. I fell in love with the house. It was lived in, but it was full of life with all the colors on the walls. Every room was a different color. I grew up in a home with primarily white walls, so I'm not accustomed to bright colors. After we made our offer and flew back to the state we were living in at the time, I got really excited about moving in. The more I looked at the photos of the dining room, the more I decided it would be the first room painted. My husband convinced me to wait at least six months before making any major changes. I'm so glad he did, because the dark red dining room is now my favorite feature in the house. I get so many compliments when people come over, and I just love the room now.

About the photo: Taken at night, lit only with incandescent bulbs in the room. I used flash, but cropped the photo so that the glare was out of it. I used a "warmify" feature to add even more to the red.

11 comments:

Mindy said...

I adore red in my house, too! What a pretty color of wall, and it looks like you've got some awesome pictures on it.

Candace said...

My dining room is also a deep red. I love it. It's so warm and inviting.

Very beautiful artwork on your walls!

great job!

Melinda said...

I love the antique-ish photos on your wall. They really make it beautiful! Nice.

Rachel H. said...

WHAT AN AWESOME PICTURE! This is seriously so simple, yet beautiful. I love the color and your art placement. STUNNING.

Katy said...

What an awesome idea... i love love love the red wall-- makes me want to do the same!! and the photos make it even more amazing... i love it!

Shanda Call said...

I love the effect of those photographs against that red wall. Beautiful

LeAnn and Cris said...

I love the way you cropped this photo to make the pictures the focal point. I have red in my house too, it always makes me smile.

Teryn said...

I've always wanted a red wall- my hubby is all about the white though so I might just have to suprise him one day. I love those pictures on your wall too- they are beautiful. Did you take them?

Janelle said...

I did not take the photos. They are from a black-and-white calendar of photos of Paris that I had four or five years ago. Along the wall going up my stairs, I have framed black-and-white Ansel Adams prints, also from a calendar. I've saved my Norman Rockwell calendars for the last two years, so I can do something with them. By a calendar that you'll love to see, and then save it at the end of the year -- it makes a great (and CHEAP) decorating makeover.

Holly said...

Black and red are my favorite. I would love this wall in my home.

AprilF said...

Great creativity! We have a red wall in our house in AZ that I really miss! *tear*