Hi guys! We have our design "Peake" posting today because our Earth Day celebration yesterday. So this week we look at...drum roll...the dining room!
The dining room is a very very important room. Not only will your family be experiencing the space, but also guests along the way. When your guests are waiting to be served and for their plate to hit the table, make sure your dining room walks the fine line of letting your personality through while making your guest feel as comfortable as possible. You want them to take a load off and love the space they will be sharing a meal with you in.
Now I am not saying that all guests will like all aspects of your design style or your furnishings by no means and that is what makes my job so much fun and eclectic. However, I always like to make my goal when designing dining rooms, that I always try to put that one piece in there or several pieces in there that any one with any certain design style can appreciate. I like to bring in some traditional curved and elaborate lines along with some clean and simple contemporary flare so as not to take away from any elaborate pieces in the space.
- Do: Have fun with your dining room, its the place where you will experience great food, great friends, and great memories.
- Do: Dress it up with bits of you in the details (Artifacts from far away travels, family photos, your grandmother's antique table that has been passed down for as long as you can remember, they all are pieces of you and your past, they should be displayed proudly).
- Don't: Neglect the dining room, put some piece of you or your family in the room, it's really going to give the space personality and get the conversation going.
So, what are your thoughts? Are you in a design rut as to what you should do with your dining room? Are you absolutely in love with your dining room? Does your dining room need a design pick me up? Or, what is your dream dining room, is it massive or more intimate and small?
The photo on this board is a photo from one of my clients home's. They wanted a relaxed, crisp, and elegant space to host dinner parties and family meals in. I was able to create a harmonious balance by sticking with a neutral color pallet for the wall paint and fabrics in the room, that truly compliment and play off the rich wood tones in the furniture finishes and the flooring.
Thanks guys! Have a perfect rest of the week!
Images and other sources found via: Restoration Hardware, Serena&Lily, Currey&Co, Pier 1, Benjamin Moore Paint, Caracole