Teleport your abode to the desert with this absolutely eye-catching canvas print, featuring a photograph of a striking rock formation at sunset. Hang it up on an off-white or deep charcoal wall in the living room to let to offset its earthy tones, then add faded ikat rugs and neutral-toned burlap pillows into the space to lean into a Southwestern aesthetic in your environment. To transform your kitchen into a trendy coffee shop, try hanging this piece with sepia-toned photos and weathered wall...
The backs of dining room chairs should definitely be taller than the top of the dining table but how much taller is a matter of personal preference. When dining chairs are lower in height, it feels more modern whereas taller chairs tend to make a room feel more traditional and formal. If you’re using different side and end chairs, your end chairs should be taller than your side chairs.
In this Palm Beach dining room designed by Bunny Williams, a custom-painted sisal rug by Stark subtly evokes the shore with an oversized wave and chain pattern. The aqua blue walls are finished with a custom tinted Venetian plaster. A sleek, resin-topped table stylishly coexists with with antiques, such as the 18th century Italian console and 19th century English mahogany cabinet from Alexander Cohane. Contemporary art infuses a youthful vibe.
A wall-length antique French cupboard anchors this dining room by designer Brigitte Garnier. Chandelier, chairs in Bruder linen, Asian celadon porcelain and Belgian coffeepots, all antiques. Tableskirt in Etro silk under antique linen tablecloth. Vases and candlesticks, Garnier Home Collection. Curtains in Decortex silk. All flowers, Brigitte Garnier and Costersveld.
The vibrant colors and detail in this Dahlia flower piece are almost eye popping. Looking quite delicate, the flower seems almost lifelike as the colors and subtle shades blend to create the piece. The creation is painted painstakingly on one side of a piece of glass and then viewed from the other to bring out interesting depth, dimension, and nuance. Flower pieces can be used to decorate and enhance many styles of home décor and this one will brighten up any space.
Lend a little humor to your home with this eye-catching textual art piece. Showcasing the words "coffee... until it's time for wine", it offers a lighthearted joke at the expense of those who can't get their day started without caffeine and live for a nice glass of cabernet. Crafted from natural reclaimed wood, this design is perfect for more rustic spaces as it features a distressed gray and brown finish.
It’s no fun to always play by the rules when decorating, but I have several tried and true measurements that I refer back to again and again to help pull a room together. I’ve already shared my must-have measurements for hanging art and my tips for decorating living rooms and now we’re moving on to dining rooms. So if you’re wondering how high to hang a chandelier over your dining room table, the best size chairs to fit your table, or how large of a dining room rug to buy, these tips should help!
The table and chairs act as the focal point of your dining room, but show the rest of your space some love, too. "Do something unexpected," advises Rachel Bliefnick, founder of the design blog This Is Our Bliss. "Give your ceiling an interesting paint treatment, or put punchy pillows on your dining chairs and then layer a bold rug over your existing one."
Designer, decoupage artist, and shop-owner John Derian embraced the intimacy of the small dining room in his New York shop by cladding the walls in a large scale cabbage rose wallpaper he designed based on a 19th century Currier & Ives painting. An eclectic mix of seating, including a slipcovered sofa piled with pillows and vintage side and arm chairs, further amps up the cozy feel. Derian set the table with his own tableware collection, which features floral images from old instructional texts.