|Colleen Bashaw - House Beautiful|
I really love everything about this dining room. For me, it is the perfect mix of classic and modern, of formal and casual.
The rattan lighting fixture and jute rug give the space a more casual and informal feel. I love the lighting fixture, but I would use this one below myself. I wish I had a spot for it. It's the Lidor by Made Goods and it's calling out to me. I love the scale of the one she used - there is nothing worse in a dining room than a dinky chandelier.
|Lidor by Made Goods|
Have you noticed that the prevalent look nowadays for staging a dining table is laying out everything in stacks and such, sort of buffet style, as opposed to setting the table? Again, I guess this is for a more modern and casual look. I love blush pink and the napkins, glasses, and striped candles are very pretty.
In the House Beautiful article, the interior designer Colleen Bashaw, principal at Brown Hall Design, said she never uses window treatments for her own home. This is her dining room. I use to be so into window treatments, and now I am so over them. They are expensive if done right, look dated, block out light and the view, and close in a room. Just my personal preference.
Notice the white walls with greige trim. This reverse look is really catching on and it's really growing on me. The modern approach is crisp white walls with light color trim and not much contrast like here.
The gorgeous framed chinoiserie panels are Gracie Studio. I like how she used a very low profile silver leaf frame.
I love the mix of the formal chinoiserie panels and Louis chairs with a mid century modern table and casual lighting, rug, and windows. This would work at the beach, in the city, or in the suburbs.