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Casa Craving Challenge: A Daring Dining Room

Every Thursday on CasaSugar, I'll give you a decorating challenge and ask you to go Casa Craving for items that fit the look. (Here's a post explaining what a Casa Craving is and how to create one.)

I have always loved the aqua-green paint that often shows up on antique furniture, like these Vintage Aqua Dining Chairs ($350) at Jayson Home & Garden. (Thanks to Design Sponge for the tip.) The chairs are elegant but funky and could create an unexpectedly playful look in an otherwise formal dining room.

So in this Casa Craving Challenge, I'd like you to design a formal dining room using these chairs. But there's one catch: The aqua shade needs to shine, so it shouldn't show up anywhere else in the room. What dining table, chandelier, and formal accents would you put with these chairs?

Tell me by creating Casa Cravings and tagging your Cravings with the phrase daring dining room, and I'll feature the results next Wednesday, Sept. 12. Even better, you can create a list of your bookmarks; TeamSugar has a great tutorial on listmaking if you're not sure how. Please let me know if you have any questions. For a list of online home stores to try,

Amazon Home
Bed Bath & Beyond
Crate & Barrel
Design Within Reach
Jonathan Adler
Lekker Home
Linens and Things
Macy's Home
Pier 1
Pottery Barn
Restoration Hardware
Room & Board
Urban Outfitters
Unica Home
West Elm
World Market

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Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 9 years
i saw the results of this. super cute !!
jackieos jackieos 9 years
Nice chair. What a difference the color makes on the otherwise formal chair.
ProperGray ProperGray 9 years
So here is my take on a Daring Dining Room...
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
DLightSF DLightSF 9 years
**Updated** Pics of my table & two chairs:
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
omg these chairs are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!
NikkiCouture NikkiCouture 9 years
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NikkiCouture NikkiCouture 9 years
I love this color with a nice coral and neutrals for summer decorating. :) It'll be interesting to see what people come up with now that furniture stores are heading into fall. EXCITING!!!!
DLightSF DLightSF 9 years
I actually recently bought a kitchen table and chairs in a similar style and I L.O.V.E. them!! My table is aqua and the chairs are off-white. I love decorating the table with either my grandmother's bright blue (depression glass-type)vases and candy bowls or a white vase with bright flowers. Ugh - I don't have any pics at the ready but I will try to upload later today. I am so glad to see this trend coming around because buying this kitchen set was WAY out of my comfort zone but I am glad I did not go for the standard dark brown,square furniture I usually gravitate to.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
Wow! Now, that's what I call bold color.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Oh wow those chairs are amazing!
Reese_Riesling Reese_Riesling 9 years
The Modern Feminine Dining Room
Amanda-La Amanda-La 9 years
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
I like these chairs. The color really adds a nice pop.
designmilk designmilk 9 years
those chairs are awesome
efahey efahey 9 years
I love this! I would definitely do something like this in my house!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
oh my! those chairs! that's like tiffany blue or something
haze1nut haze1nut 9 years
oooh, i am loving that color! i wouldn't mind sitting in those chairs and reading a book while enjoy a cupatea
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Cute...but not for my house! No room for chairs!
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