Dining Room

Neutral Sophisticated Design

May 1, 2013

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This is the slickest, hippest restaurant design I’ve seen in a long while. The elements here could easily translate into residential design. It’s wonderfully masculine and modern with industrial lighting, geometric wallpaper, and smooth leather-like upholstery. Don’t you think it’s so great how they’ve brought in throw pillows? It gives the space a homey touch.

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A strong Scandinavian vibe provides sophistication in this dining space. How about that incredibly tall potted plant? I love how it is simple in form but makes such a statement because of the scale. The concept is mimicked with the candlestick.

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Speaking of playing with scale! The enormous Chinese lantern is not even my favorite part of this room but it sure is fun. I wasn’t quite sure if this is a dining room or living room… how often can you say that? In this case I love the ambiguity. Turns out is in fact a living room, though I’m sure it would happily do double-duty. I have a feeling this is a love it or hate it kind of room. Which is it for you? I love it. That rug is fabulous, the architecture is stunning, the furniture arrangement is unexpected, and there’s a swan.

one // Café Artcurial designed by Agence Charles Zana, photo by Jacques Pépion, via Yatzer
two // photographed by Anita Calero via desire to inspire
three // the home of Mats Gustafson, photographed by Magnus Marding for NY Times

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