How to create a dining experience that’s traditional and sophisticated with a dash of daring.
Dining rooms tend to air on the side of elegance - and in essence, that’s exactly what our client was looking for. We conceived a design direction with an aesthetic rooted in tradition, but we focused on the details and layered in plenty of fancy embellishments, making the space feel not only opulent, but lively and suitable for lots of entertaining. The room’s original dark brown interior definitely didn’t suit our client’s spirited young family; so, we lightened up the room to ensure it complimented the family’s lifestyle. This project was all about the fine details and walking the line between sparkle and sophistication.
chandelier, client’s own | etched mirror, hutch, 507 Antiques | table, candle sticks, crystal vases, bowl, pair of bird mirrors, side table, barware & tray, pair of urns, tea urn, Ribbehege & Azevedo | drapery fabric (trim), ‘BF10533 715’ GP & J Baker at Lee Jofa | drapery rod, Designer Fabrics | doors, existing | painting by Gabriella Collier, Canvas Gallery | sconces, Residential Lighting | picture frames, Elgin Picture & Frame | architecture prints, D&E Lake Ltd. | chairs, Savoia Chair Frames Ltd. | chair upholstery and finishing, Eurocraft Restoration | side chair fabrics: inside back & seat - 'BF10434 725’ GP & Baker, outside back – ‘ED85035 120’ Threads, piping – ‘2012176 115’ at Lee Jofa | end chair fabrics: seat – ‘29431-11’ Kravet, inside & outside back – ‘11280-02’ Cowtan & Tout, piping – ‘27591-111’ Kravet | rug, Elte | wallpaper (discontinued), ‘PW78003 5’ GP & Baker | wallpaper installation and painting, Russell Painting 416-406-4848 | paint colour: trim - cc-40 Cloud White, Benjamin Moore | ceiling custom silver leaf finish, Horrocks & Co.