It has been many months, March I think, since I did any work on the dining room.  But in November I had a sudden bout of inspiration.  The colours in the dining room were mostly blues, but with the blue and white porcelain of which I plan to have many pieces in this room it was becoming quite bland and boring.  

I decided on going with an intense green colour for the walls, curtains and some of the woodwork.  When I was a girl there was a 'rule' which said blue and green clashed.  But that is nonsense of course.  Blue and green is the most classic of all colour combinations.  Just look at nature!