Rethink Standard Dining-Room Fare
There’s no rule that says you must have a long sideboard and eight identical chairs in your dining environment. For a more contemporary look, consider using a tall vertical storage cabinet as a visual barrier in an open-concept space. And since we’re eschewing the norm, why go with a chandelier when you can hang a pendant? A stream-lined contemporary light fixture can up the ambience, especially when it has a geometric pattern that casts an arresting pattern on the walls.
Dining-room chairs and built-in unit, IKEA (www.ikea.ca). Dining table, lacquered side table and root side table, Crate & Barrel (www.crateandbarrel.com). Pendant lights, Design Within Reach (www.dwr.com).