As a self-proclaimed lover of food, I believe the dining room is the most important room in a home (next to the kitchen, of course), so picking out a table, choosing the right chairs, and adding that perfect rug to tie it all together are very important. With so many ways to style the dining room, from rustic wooden tables to sleek touches of gold, here are some favorite looks to give you some much-needed inspiration.
Clean & Neutral
Go simple with natural tufted chairs, a sleek wooden table, and tons of white
flowers. The neutral palette is really versatile, great for changing up your
tabletop for different occasions.
Modern & Bold
You can still keep your dining room relatively neutral with bold, modern
pieces like these exaggerated wooden chairs and metal taxidermy.
The combination is effortless.
Inspired by Scandinavian Style
We’re always a fan of Scandinavian style, especially this simple
combination of light wood and modern white chairs. The faded palette
and modern silhouettes are staples of Scandinavian design.
Mix & Match
Love the idea of mixing and matching your dining room chairs.
Choose one color palette to keep the look cohesive.
Inspired by the beautifully sculptural effect of curved architectural walls, the work of French interior designer Francois Champsaur, has a beautiful smooth timber finish.
Trocadero Apartment by Francois Champsaur
Bold in black and incredibly textural, this piece was designed by CM Studio.
It features a distinctive curved batten pod that cleverly conceals the apartment’s bathroom.
CM Studio / Photograph by Kelly Geddes
Curved walls are visually interesting and work well to soften sharp lines of an
interior space. The same effect can be created with a room divider, furniture,
or smaller design pieces such as ceramics and art. Here are some examples.
Reading is one of my favorite past times however lately I’ve been doing most of it
on plane while traveling. During the year it’s usually reserved for bedtime but when
I do have the time I prefer one of these type of spaces. Though summer calls for
outdoor reading spaces, reading nooks are a must all year round in Seattle.
For tips on how to create a cosy space, check out this article. These four
beautifully styled reading nooks feature warm, muted color palettes and serious
Via Woonhuis, featuring The Swamp Oil on Canvas by Dutch Painter & graphic artist
Anton Mauve (1838-1888).
Loving these colors. “Modern Mustard” Styling by Pella Hedeby / Photography by Ragnar Ómarsson for Ikea Livet Hemma
Gubi Beetle Lounge chair in velvet. Via Artilleriet Blog
Love this moody space in festive green. Styling and photography by Daniella Witte
for Ikea Livet Hemma
Right now I’m swooning over this Swoon chair. I especially have an eye for that velvet one.
This beautiful living room by British designer Rose Uniacke is gorgeous. A talent designer with a discerning eye for detail. It’s rustic but clean mixing antiques and modern color into one fabulously chic result. Love the green and gray.