7 Aug 2015

Rug Placement: Dining Room

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.








Photos: 1//2//3//4//5,6,7

5 Jul 2010

Dining Room: Bring on the Light

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.


Lots of good things are coming out of Brooklyn these days, and David Weeks Studio is no exception. He makes some amazing lighting fixtures, as seen below.

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.

Below: Secto 4201 pendant. Designed by Seppo Koho for Secto Design. Made from Finnish birch.

To wrap things up, here are a few room shots from Avenue-Road in Toronto and Varenna Kitchens.

3 Jul 2010

Dining Room: Top 10 Credenzas

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!

Below: BBDW has done it again with their Lake Credenza. Here shown in walnut and oxidized maple. Bottom photo care of Hulya Kolabas.

Below: Jasper Morrison designed credenza for Cappellini.

Below: Brest Giorno credenza designed by Giuilo Cappellini for, you guessed it, Cappellini.

Below: Florence Knoll designed credenza.

Below: Photo from stylist Rohini Wahi

Below: Naoto Fukasawa designed credenza for Maruni.

Below: Photo from Blue Ant Studio blog.

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.


30 Jun 2010

Dining Room: Round and Square Tables

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: Here’s the real deal – an Eames round table.

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: Newly launched Lonny Magazine is full of great treats. Here’s a really lovely set of chairs with a round table. Now if I only knew where they were from…

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!

Below: PK58 dining table with PK24 chairs. Add a PK to anything and you’ll be off to a good start!

Below: Jean Prouve’s Gueridon table. Available at HiveModern.

Below: 60 inch Bond Table from Room&Board.

Below: Square Irons Table by Meridiani