Monday 8 August 2016

The dining room is both a space that needs to comfortably house and entertain a large group of friends whilst still feeling relaxing and homely to seat the family during the week. Use clever design details and personal touches with the right products to create an atmosphere best suited to you, whether it’s adding a bright colour wall or statement pendant lighting.

Explore some of our recent Dining Room projects:

16th Century Farmhouse
The Tudor rich dark wooden beams create a beautiful statement frame around this traditional dining room. The dark ceiling beams are matched with light aspects, found in the Cachou by Lelievre for the traditional dining chairs and curtains in GP & J Baker’s Honeysuckle, leaving the room with a warm and more modern touch in an overtly traditional space.

Modernist Country Retreat
The ceiling makes up one­-sixth of the space in a room and yet it normally misses out on adding an extra bit of excitement to the room. This modern dining room enjoys a high pitched ceiling and an abundance of natural light from the large glass windows and doors which is let in through delicate Osborne and Little Serifos sheers ­ painting the ceiling in a bright blue creates a surface for natural light to bounce off, brightening the entire space. The use of colour on the ceiling draws attention the eye and leaves the otherwise large and empty space feel atmospheric and like a home. The modern chandelier by Curiosa & Curiosa was designed bespoke to set off the blue ceiling with the aim to draw attention to the details of the unusual space. Over the kitchen island, large statement blue pendants, also from Curiosa & Curiosa, were showcased.

Comfortable & Contemporary
The brief for this room was to create a space that was light and comfortable enough to be used during the day by the whole family yet would come alive at night. The scheme was inspired by two statement furniture pieces, the dining table and sideboard that both feature ornate detailing in a rich warm wood, and were sourced by the client on their travels in Japan, creating a space with a slight oriental atmosphere. The bold glass lamps from Porta Romana are in eye­-catching chartreuse, injecting a hint of colour into the scheme, matched with handmade natural lampshades. The project involved bespoke product sourcing of items that contrast, yet complement, the oriental scheme, such as the leather and steel dining Philippe Starck dining chairs from the 1960s, and the pendant Arctic Pear Chandelier from Ochre. The dark and mysterious landscape painting is from the renowned Trowbridge Gallery, which ties with the rest of the colour scheme of the Rich Chocolate Sisal carpet from Fibre Flooring, Boracay wallcovering from Arte and the Larsen curtains.

Edwardian Renovation
An Edwardian country house that required a dining room fit for all members of the family, whilst still representing the property’s traditionally country image. The entire space was extended and attached to a garden room to make it feel bright and airy, framing the warm walnut antique furniture. Traditionally English brands, such as Mulberry, were used, with subtle floral curtains in a natural colour. Warm light wallpaper was selected to make the room feel bigger; the use of Valentino Stripe by GP & J Baker also draws the eyes upwards, creating an increased sense of height.

Take a look at some inspiring dining room interiors we’ve found to ensure a stylish eatery for all uses:
1. Don’t be afraid to inject bright colours - this could be in the form of a statement wall, through select pieces of furniture or showcased through soft furnishings

2. Or, if you prefer no colour at all, use a mixture of natural textures, such as herringbone wooden floor, leathers, rattan, rustic woods and furs to draw the eyes attention and add another dimension to the space.
3. If you want to create wow factor  but do not want to overhaul your entire room, think about introducing a bold wallpaper. Go for a large pattern, such as from Cole and Son, or for a scene that relates to elements of design in your dining room, Surface View have a wide range of designs and patterns inspired from all over the globe, including collections with the V&A, Natural History Museum and the Warner Textile Library.

If you would like to recreate your entire dining space, are looking for that perfect furniture piece, or would just like a simple refresh, get in touch with Cannon West Interior Design: • 01732 810274
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