The dining room is one of my favorite rooms. It is a space for entertaining and for lingering with friends. There are a few things I consider when designing a dining room. First, the use of the space. For the majority of us, the dining room is a space we primarily use in the evening. Second, it is typically an adult space. I don’t worry as much about having surfaces that wipe up easily or rugs that can take a beating because little fingers and toes typically stay in the kitchen. All of these factors make the dining room a great space to take a few more risks. I like to make the room a little more dramatic and moody than I might make the rest of the home.
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The space in this home is a blank canvas. It is off the entry, but not a room that you need to pass through to get to the rest of the home. So, while I would like dining room to reflect the general aesthetic of the rest of the home, it does not need to be a room that transitions well into another space. Of course we will utilize the same look that we have used everywhere else (clean lines and natural elements), but I would also like the space to make a bit of a statement. Darker colors, more plush fabrics, and metallic elements do the trick nicely. The pieces below – the dark paint, velvet chairs and natural brass complete the look.