Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Plates or no Plates, that is the question??

This wall in my dining room with the mirror has always bugged me. Some days I like it just the way it is and then other days I feel it needs a little something. I love the look of plates around it and I have been inspired by so many of you! I was thinking of adding some red transferware plates around it, in different sizes. So I need your HELP in making this decision!! Do you think it might be to much or just the right thing to finish it off.



        Here's a picture of what I would like to use.


So what do you think, plates or no plates?? I appreciate all your help!  Martina



Here's a little peek at what I've been working on, come back tonight for the reveal!

27 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I love decorating with plates..I say try it, the pop of red I believe would look great next to the draperies too.

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh, my vote is plates! I have a mirror in my dining room and I hung plates all over it. It's been referred to as my 'wall of china'! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I think they would look fine.

Cindy said...

Hi Martina,
I think the plates would look fabulous added around the mirror.
Thanks for asking!
Hugs, Cindy

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Yes please on the plates. I love those plates. Did you see my last post? The home I featured has red and white plates on a plate rack. The plates aren't the same, but similar.

http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/2011/07/texas-farm-house-chic.html

Liz said...

Do it, it would be gorgeous! =) Beautiful dining room, by the way! XO ~Liz

Kim said...

Yes, yes, yes!!!! DO it!!!

Lori said...

Definitely hang the plates! I think it would just add more detail and " oomph" ya know?

Pam said...

Yes! I love the plates and the pop of color and texture that they would give that wall!

Have a great day.
Pam

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I vote for plates! And I love the example you showed. x Sharon

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Here's a suggestion, Martina. I did this in my last house. Cut out some pieces of paper the size of the plates and tape them around the mirror. It will give you an idea of what they'll look like, before you put holes in the wall. I'm sure it will be lovely :)

Kathy said...

I think it would look fabulous...go for it girl! The room is so beautiful as is but this might add a bit of excitement

Gail said...

I vote give it a try! I think it would look nice.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

At The Picket Fence said...

I'm the wrong gal to ask because I just added plates not too long ago around my dining room mirror too! LOL! I think you even mentioned something about them in a comment recently. :-) I think they would look gorgeous in there and if it seemed like too much red you could always break it up with some off-white plates too. I think it would really fill in that wall nicely and be a dramatic focal point!
Vanessa

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Definitely add the plates. You can never go wrong with transferware!

Dawn said...

I think it would look pretty,with plates around the mirror.Just think...you could change out the plates for the different seasons,holidays or for no reason at all.Oh the fun you can have!I say go for it!!

Linda said...

I vote for the plates!!

Susan said...

I say hang the plates!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the plates, Martina. I think they will look fabulous on that wall...just perfect!

XO,
Jane

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Yes!! Plates would look wonderful around the mirror!

Gina said...

I'd give it a try. I think the plates will add a pop of color.

sissie said...

I say hang the plates around the mirror. It will look wonderful!

hugs
Sissie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I think that they can be very dramatic and pretty depending on how you hang them.

Mom2GSDS said...

Oh yah! Your walls are angled....perhaps if you hung the plates around the mirror with a similar angle...or maybe an arch to mirror the curves in your chandelier. I think the mirror wall does need something..and red transferware plates would be fab there!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I think what bugs you about the mirror is that it seems rather small on that large wall. Putting the plates around the mirror would take away a lot of the "dead" space of the wall and would give the illusion of that being the focal wall. If it were me, I'd try the plates. If you don't like them, it won't take that much time to spackle a few small nail holes on the wall.

Marianne said...

I have plates all over my home, I've been decorating with them for years. I say...give the plates a try, it will add so much interest to that wall. I think you will love the way it looks.
Marianne :)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I vote for the plates! And I love those red ones.

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