There is so much to like about this dining room - navy blue grasscloth on the walls, the distressed Chinese Chippendale chairs, a dramatic brass pineapple chandelier, elegant tray ceiling and millwork, a classic table and sideboard.
I love the piece of art - Hunt Slonem from his cockatoos series.
But the styling is frankly horrible. All my eyes go to are those hideous gargantuan vegetables, those ugly lamps, and that awful vase. Get rid of all of it including all that little ditsy stuff on the sideboard. It's frankly hard to believe how ugly it is. It almost seems like a joke. BTW, I did find those veggies online and they run about $4,500 for the two. I looked at their dimensions, and it leaves diners about 8 - 10 inches of space at most.
Let's use a pair of either of these instead on the sideboard -
Or these -
I would leave the sideboard very simple so as to not block or distract from the piece of art by this important contemporary artist.
Love it? Hate it? Thoughts?