Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dining Room Divine

Today, we are guest blogging at House of Turquoise-- 
come on over and visit us! If you are popping over from H.O.T- welcome! We are glad to have you! 

When we found out a client's home in Athens, Georgia had a formal dining room, the plans starting evolving. Where to start? how many to seat? colors? These are questions every client asks when planning a room but most clients don't entertain as much as this one (at least, we don't). She asked to seat 12 comfortably. The room is certainly big enough to hold it, but where does one find a table that large?
You make one, silly. We called our friends at R.Mended Metals in Wilmington, NC and sketched a large fretwork style table to complement chairs that the client found at a London auction years ago. 
The chairs were a little shabby, but the lines were killer -- so are the lines for the table. 
We wanted the art to stand alone so the walls are painted white for a gallery effect. 
Each end is flanked with gray linen wing backs large enough for 2. The table width was made to accommodate these chairs. When you mix custom pieces with bargain finds, it makes it not only affordable, but adds a layered element. 

 The existing built-ins were styled by Ann and filled with china, crystal and other dinner party go-to items. 
This existing bar works as storage and a serving area for large dinners. She had a lot of antique pieces she wanted to incorporate. I love mixing the old pieces with the modern lines of the table and chandelier. It's a nice juxtaposition. 
The bell of the ball is the large turquoise chandelier from Currey and Company. It brightens up the space by adding lots of drama and a punch of color against the white walls. 

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photography: Corynne Pless

1 comment:

a smile is the best accessory said...

You girls are unbelievable! You make design seem effortless. This is a beautiful dining room. Wish you were my bff's!

 
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