Green Striped Archway

6 Sep

Let me start by giving all creative credit to Katrina via Young House Love. I  fell in love with her striped kitchen pass through. A month later, I was sitting on the couch and looked over at this blank archway between our dining and living rooms.

Dining Room Decorating Details

What I saw weeks earlier came back to my mind. Almost immediately, I grabbed leftover paint from my ombre barstool project, measured and taped off 4 inch stripes and got to work. What a huge impact a little pattern and color makes! I think Greek key pattern would also be awesome.

Green Striped Archway

In July Anthony and I finally hung curtains of the proper length, purchased the retro looking mint curio that saves us lots of cabinet space, and hung the collection of green plates on the wall.

Green Striped Archway

Future visions for the dining room include crown molding, and a Martha Stewart inspired coffee station featuring my espresso machine the currently resides on the top shelf of the pantry, a collection of jadeite mugs I have yet to own, and a french bottle drying rack.

What are some of your sources for pattern and color inspiration? Do you have any copycat designs in your home?

I hope your Friday is going swimmingly!

10 Responses to “Green Striped Archway”

  1. designfabulous 6 September 2013 at 1:57 PM #

    Wow, this is awesome. I am so glad I inspired this fanastic makeover! Thanks for letting me know about it. I will have to share your post with my readers next week. Loving your blog too!

  2. bexbeltran 6 September 2013 at 4:29 PM #

    love this line: “a collection of jadeite mugs I have yet to own,” I often make plans as if I already have something- then it just makes it that much more certain that I’ll end up getting it (or in the DIY case) doing it- love the stripes!

  3. aksharav 9 September 2013 at 12:05 PM #

    Wow, what a great DIY! I’ve always wanted to do stripes or pinstripes on my walls- like grey and black combo, or navy blue and white. I love the Martha Stewart coffee station-what a great idea and perfect for entertaining too!

  4. Janeray 15 October 2013 at 2:43 PM #

    Love the stripes! Jadeite is the most awesome color. Ever.

    • gusto&grace 15 October 2013 at 3:12 PM #

      Thanks! I can’t wait to make more progress in the room, but the stripes certainly make a difference.

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