Our dining room started as a blank slate with cream colored walls and a basic chair rail. We painted it a blue-gray, added crown molding, faux wainscoting, a new light fixture, plantation shutters, wall art, accessories, and my favorite part — a couple of awesome Craigslist finds for our table and chairs.
The sideboard was purchased from Ballard Designs, and the accessories are from Homegoods and Pottery Barn Outlet. The wall art frames are from Ikea (love that place!) and the prints are from the NY Public Library Digital Gallery and were downloaded for free!
Check out Involving Color for all of the details including paint colors and tutorials on the crown molding and wainscoting.