Dining Room Makeover Inspiration
Personally, I take my camera with me everywhere, shopping, out on the town, to the mall, for a walk in the park; you never know where you will find that perfect color, or design. While watching an episode of The Real Housewives New Jersey, season 4, one particular interview with housewife Kathy Wakili caught my attention. It was the paint color in her formal dining room. I found the pic online of the walls in her room but could not find the paint color name anywhere.
|RHONJ Kathy and husband Rich|
I loved this color so much mostly because I know it will work in my formal dining room with the colors I already have in place...red curtains, beautiful woodworking. Now, the problem becomes how do I find a color to match?? If I ruled the reality entertainment industry, I would have the paint color names of every room in the closing credits of each show. Hey, it could happen.
Fast forward two weeks....
A friend and I went for a mom's night on the town evening in Old Town Alexandria, VA. First stop, The Hotel Monaco for drinks at the bar. As we walked into the hotel lobby, lo and behold, it was there covering the walls from top to bottom, the most beautiful paint color I had ever seen. Take a look at these beautiful pics...
|Hotel Monaco, Old Town Alexandria|
|See how beautifully red complements the blue?|
Then my friend asked me, "Why don't we just ask them what the color is?". I replied, "There is no way they will know that!". Well, we marched right up to the front desk and asked the clerk. He replied, (as if we asked where the restrooms were) "Yes ma'am, it is Naples Blue by Benjamin Moore...". SCORE! I could not believe he knew that. As a former Marriott employee, I am always trying to discover employees whom are better trained or more empowered than a Marriott Employee, I have yet to find them. I think this guy wins the award!
So, stay tuned for my Dining Room transformation. Coming this summer!
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