Baseboards! All of the rooms in the pictures have very high ceilings- a dark ceiling with bring your room down. Have you considered painting the table base and/or the chairs- or even putting slipcovers on the chairs. It could change the look of your room without major changes... Good luck :)
Never considered painting the table - what a brilliant idea!!!! This is why I love blogging! What color would you paint the table. This is all furniture that came with the house btw. Thank you so much for sharing your idea - I am going to do it! Suze
Why not both? The beamed ceiling will look better in black. Paint the dado white first and then see if it could carry off the black as well (depends on how fussy it gets with the windows and doors in white).
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