Dining tables, almost always the centre piece of any dining room, should be selected according to the division’s aesthetic and size, and keeping in mind the public who is often catered for. Choosing seating for a dining room can also be a complex task, as there is a fine balance between comfort, aesthetic and practicality which is taken into mind during the selection process. Lighting, is often considered the next step, as it is essential to set the right mood and setting.
The holiday season is fast approaching, a season were dining at home is given importance, from environment created to food prepared. The following mood board includes a variety of dining rooms and their settings, from simple and simple, to rich and complex:
Copper, still very much used, adds warmth and a sense of ease, especially when combined with organic shapes.
Much like with any other division, it comes down to detail. In the dining room, there is lots to “play with” and plenty of space for creativity. Textiles and tableware make all the difference when completing a dining room’s look.
Experimenting with different tones, materials and textures will also make certain elements pop. Above, wooden legs combine with the dining room’s footers, and darker elements, complimenting the table’s fish scale design.
Dining room accessories and art pieces also play an important role in achieving a one of a kind environment. Choosing furniture with a sculptural shapes and organic lines will also guarantee a unique feel. Above, Boca do Lobo‘s Fortuna dining table does that, as it’s textured polished brass surface offers a special contrast with the room’s decor and art pieces.
Keeping clean lines with a linear pallet and a minimalist environment also makes for an attractive dining room setting.
Classic dining room environment are also very much sought after, even today. Opulent curves, fine woodwork and well kept surfaces work best with fine crockery and china, and appropriate crystal wear and cutlery.