For the last couple of months, I've been spending a good portion of every weekend trying to pick out paint for the dining room and fabric for curtains and other upholstery. Here's what we've got so far -
The dining room is no longer all beige! After painting more sample colors on the wall than I can count, I finally found one that we both agreed on. Todd did most of the painting, and it turned out great. A tip to anyone who wants a red wall - use a coat or two tinted primer before painting... it really helps!
Here's the dining room from another angle - you can see a pile of fabric swatches on the table... at some point we're going to order an upholstered cushion, pillows, and curtains for the window bench seat. I also want to find a nice piece of art to hang on the wall behind the table.
And last, but not least, we ordered curtains and valences for the kitchen and family room. So far we've only gotten the valence for the kitchen. I love this fabric! The hardware for the family room should be arriving soon, along with the curtains (same fabric, different style), but there was a mistake on the curtain order, so we'll have to return them and wait a few more weeks for curtains with the right rings. A little frustrating, but I'm just happy to finally have curtains arriving soon!
Edited to add a link to a close-up picture of the fabric (it's hard to get a good picture of a backlit window!). Also, the paint is close to a darker/deeper shade of true red. It is a custom mixed version of "Heirloom Red" from Lowe's (we had Kelley Moore mix a flat version for us, because we didn't want the satin/semi-gloss version from Lowe's).