A formal dining room
Tria Giovan and Erik Kvalsvik

Why We Love It

It's old-fashioned in a good way. Not quite Grandma, but close enough to be fun.


A black chandelier in a formal dining room
Tria Giovan and Erik Kvalsvik

What Makes It Work

Strong black accents in the chandelier and chinoiserie chairs give the room some edge. Contrasting paper on the ceiling reinforces the bold gesture of pattern on pattern.


Patterned wallpaper in a formal dining room
Tria Giovan and Erik Kvalsvik

Steal This Idea

Wallpaper can get a little expensive, but you could create this look with a stencil and some patience. Choose a star pattern or a little blossom, and paint it in a repetitive pattern over your existing walls for an instant update.

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http://www.myhomeideas.com/decorating/design-ideas/southern-dining-room