The dining room is a tricky spot for a rug…(food and all)…but can make such a difference! Wool is generally a very forgiving material and easy to clean. But, you’ll still need a vacuum on hand. Again, sizing questions are always raised. Ideally, I think it’s nice to be able to pull chairs out and sit back down without the legs catching on a part of the rug. But, this means your rug will need to be wider than you might like (i.e. more expensive) and might not fit your space. So, as always, work with what you’ve got and make your own rules.
Ok, so we do need a couple more things to round our the dining room. Artwork and a lighting fixture. I’m on the lookout for a great canvas of sorts or a giant photograph – but that will take some time. For now, let’s get some good lighting going.
I’ve already shared some of my favourite pendants for the kitchen. Some of those would work well in the dining room as well. But to keep things fresh, here are some new picks:
If my ceilings were limitless, so to speak, I’d snag a Serge Mouille piece or something by Brooklyn based, Lindsey Adelman. I’m in love with her glass blown fixtures. They’re available at Hollace Cluny and are oh so stunning.
The London Townhouse of Christine D’Ornano was featured in Elle Decor a few months ago (and featured in a previous posting) The pendants seen below are vintage lamps from the Rover car factory. They remind me of the Caravaggio pendants I love so much. Top photo care of Elle Decor. Bottom photo by Lerkenfeldt Photography.
There will really not be that much to the dining room aside from a set of table and chairs and a sideboard of some sort. Any one of the pieces shown below would do quite nicely, thank you very much!
Bordering an all-white kitchen, I’m inclined to add a bit of colour to our dining room. USM, Barber Osgerby and Danish company, Montana, all make nice options.
No doubt round or square tables are great for entertaining. Here’s a collection of a few pieces that have caught my eye.
Below: Design by Australian based architectural and interior firm, Burley Katon Halliday. This looks like a cross between a Saarinen and Eames table – not entirely sure. Call it what you want, it looks amazing.
Below: The iconic Saarinen table – one of the first pieces to pop to mind when thinking about breaking away from a rectangular table. Here seen with different seating options; Tulip chairs, Verner Panton chairs (photo from Anson Smart), and Eames chairs (photo from Ruy Teixeira; Other unknown).
Below: I spotted this table and chairs on Danish site FRI. Again, if anyone has any info on where to find these chairs, any leads would be much appreciated!