Shannon Handley traditional-dining-room

Shannon Handley

Sherwin Williams Sea Salt was the jumping off point to the design of this room. I wanted the room to be elegant, but casual enough to have the occasional family dinner or Sunday breakfast. The linen damask drapes and woven wood blinds are the perfect blend of casual elegance.

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Cheryl Devoto wrote:
What color is the wainscotting under the sea salt? I'm trying to find a good match for it in my own house. - Do you have trouble with the Sea Salt "disappearing"? I painted a test wall in my breakfast room. It looks perfect when it's daylight. When I turn on the light in the evening, it looks like a white wall.
   Comment   June 14, 2013
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First, I loved the Sea Salt both in the evening and during the day. At night it read more blue/green in my house. The samples always seem to read lighter than the actual color. The wainscotting is an off white, but I don't remember the exact color. It was already painted my the builder when we moved in. I used a very similar color in the this house and it is SW Antique White and I love it!
June 20, 2013 at 5:06am   
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Cheryl Devoto
Thank you, shcreatinghome! I'll look at that color. So far I've been deciding between Medici Ivory (peachy) and Roman Column -( more buttery). I'll look at Antique White. I first tried the SW Sea Salt which looked so much darker on the card than on my wall. It disappeared into a powdery white under most lighting in my great room. I ended up going with SW Silvermist - GORGEOUS! It's a perfect blue gray with a hint of green. This pic doesn't show the cut-in work done, but it gives the idea...
June 20, 2013 at 6:10pm   
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kejfree wrote:
Love the drapes! - Where did you get the woven wood blinds and where did you buy the drapes?
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