So, here's the navy!!! I love this picture because you can see how the navy really makes the wood in the room pop. The room use to be red, and while it was a fine color, it definitely blended in with the wood, whereas, this color really makes the wood the standout point in the room.
To the right is the foyer and the steps that lead upstairs. You can also see the window treatments and more of the wood here.
When we were in Seville, we bought four blue and white decorative plates and brought them home with us. They're about 12-16" in diameter and all hand painted. We love them! We're going to hang them on the wall in here. We have to buy dining room furniture (there is currently a table and chairs in there that we have inherited from my mother, but it's just not formal enough for us.), so I think we will hang the plates over the buffet we plan to buy. The plates aren't exactly the same color as the walls, but it's definitely close enough for us!
Here you can see the gold chandelier, a good chunk of the navy walls against the trim and the ceiling, and our little bar cart in the corner. Our original plans were to spray paint the chandelier because in the old room (red) the gold looked quite garish. However, we have found that it looks good with the navy, so it's going to stay.
Things we still have to do: find table/chairs/buffet (B is PICKY about his tables, so this could take awhile), hang plates on the wall, and find one or two other pieces of artwork for the room. One of our friends came over to see the house this weekend, and she just loved the color. It's so nice to hear that b/c it took two coats of primer, a lot of sanding (don't ask) and three coats of paint to get it to look good. Definitely a lot of work, but in the end, soooooo worth it.