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Dining Room with Baby's Breath

You have seen them in magazines, designers love them, design books and magazines feature them. There have been discussions about them and their origins date back many many years ago. I am talking about painted white walls. An example would be Benjamin Moore Baby’s Breath.

My dining room and family room are painted Benjamin Moore Baby’s Breath. I love it! Baby’s Breath is on the wall in my dining room but transcends and includes the ceiling as well. My eat in kitchen, dining room, and family room are open to each other and the wall colour spills cohesively from one room to another while complementing the kitchen wall colour. In the summer I love how it is a neutral backdrop to all the foliage, colour and greenery that filters in from the outdoors. The many pops of colour seem to make their way in through the large dining room windows. In the winter it is also an extension of the outdoors. I love how the twinkling lights indoor during Christmas makes it all seem like a winter wonderland with all the snow outside. It does not seem clinical or cold but rather really serene. Lastly, with work, family, running around and everything else in between I feel that I can “breathe” with this wall colour when I come home.

For our dining room makeover the “popcorn” ceiling was professionally scraped ( we had the entire first floor ceiling scraped) We painted BM Babys Breath right to and including the ceiling. The little bit of crown moulding around the room was also painted the same colour. I felt the crown moulding did not add any real significance to the room so we painted it as well.

What we learned

Having all the ceilings professionally sprayed on the first floor not only saved us a lot of time but the job when done looked amazing. In the past we have “rolled” the ceiling paint onto the ceiling, sometimes we have found you can see slight roller marks. Not with the ceilings we have now. They look sooo smooth!

Dining Room Alternate Angle with Baby's Breath

Dining Room - Before

Dining Room – Before

Where to Buy

Ceiling Lamp – Lamps Plus
Curtains –Ballard Designs
Table Lamp – Crate and Barrel
Art – Homesense

Have a wonderful day and see you Wednesday!