The Gift of Gathering

Before and after, Interior decorating

The Gift of Gathering

16 May 2022

To celebrate the gift of gathering a young family wanted to create a beautiful dining room that would easily fit a bigger company and be comfortable for more casual dining at the same time.
The colour scheme was inspired by the seaside and was cohesive with the style and colour of the rest of the home.

We started with a table that can extend. Two additional leaves, a pedestal base and rounded corners of the table allowed it to accommodate more people easily. Thus, a Christmas dinner with an extended family became an attainable undertaking.

breezy dining room

The magical pieces of this room became the light fixtures. We went for a very minimalistic transitional look and bright light. Previous wall sconces were switched by new shaded ones that casted light downwards and balanced out the light of the chandelier.

The glue of a successful dinner party is always a welcoming host, good food and comfortable seating. And we had the seating figured out. Elegant white faux leather chairs offer ultimate comfort and practicality. I love using faux leather in dining rooms because of the ease of care and maintenance. For one thing, a spilled tomato sauce will not spoil the party and upset the hosts.

breezy dining room

It is essential to think of how you use the space. When serving food a sideboard is essential for its surface. Large dishes and plates often land there before they move to the dining table.
Having considered the traffic in the space, I added a console on the way to the patio for an additional surface in case of a BBQ party.

breezy dining room

When selecting an area rug for your dining room consider the fibers it is made of and the pattern. It is ideal to go with stain resistant fibers and a very forgiving pattern. The rug in this dining room is a rear find as it combines all of these properties.

console with decoresideboard with a textured frame mirrorglazed ceramic plates

Décor, being the jewelry of the space, helped finish off this spectacular dining room. Large glazed ceramic plates added colour accents. The seascape wall art became the focal point of the room and draws your eye as you enter it. And there is a cute detail on the console table that nobody missed to notice so far 🙂

Before photo - dining room with blue accents
Before
Dining room with blue accents
After