Client Dining Room

This week has been B-U-S-Y as I dig in on everything that slooooowed down over the summer, while the kids were with me a lot more.  I just sent off some dining room designs and thought I would share them with you, too.

Remember this living room?  We then did a little nook in the entry.  The living room and dining room open on either side of the entry, so elements needed to relate.  My client wanted to keep the existing dining room table and bench, and preferred keeping the red roman shades, though this was not a mandate.  We needed storage for kid art supplies, a rug, an updated fixture, and new seating.

I never seem to be able to stop at just one.  Or two.  The trick, for me, was balancing out the red.

The armoire has a similar vibe with the table, without feeling too much like a "set."  Bold patterned chairs, a simple rug with natural texture and a graphic border, a sophisticated chandelier, and little wall tiles for a fun play on scale.

Here we echo the red in dining chairs, offset by the soft casual feel of slipcovered captains chairs.   The quatrefoil shape of the pendant repeats in the rug, and a little striped jute trim elevates the romans. Ethereal art adds movement.

This last one has already been ruled out--I think too traditional for my clients--but I figured I'd throw it in anyway.  A bit softer overall with its white-painted schoolhouse chairs and velvet drapes layered over tortoise blinds, polished off by an unexpectedly crisp chandelier, I'm still kind of digging it.

What do you think: favorites?

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