I fell in love at first sight with Horchow's Natural Dining table, which looks like a genuine antique farm table. Only problem is, I don't have a real dining room to put it in! But building a dining room in Photoshop is almost as satisfying as having one in real life! Here's my dream dining room built around Horchow's dreamy table. I didn't want the room to be too down-the-line farmhousey or too obviously Belgian Modern, so I've mixed rustic pieces like the table with more glamorous elements, like the Cole & Sons wallpaper and the peach/aubergine color combination. I've always loved the Ochre Arctic Pear Chandelier, and I like how it straddles the line between rustic and glamorous, so that was an easy pick. And obviously my dream dining room has a gorgeous standing bar cabinet. This is the only strictly 'glam' piece in the room, but I thought it picked up the wood of the Thonet chairs nicely, and just looked so fabulous against that coral paper. The peach color of the wallpaper can shift to be either bright and cheerful with the daylight, or sexy and rich by candlelight.
If I ever do have a dining room to decorate, I'll want it to be cozy and comfortable, but also to have a unique mood to it, a feeling that family and guests will remember as a sense memory associated with good times and delicious meals. How have your favorite dining rooms achieved the right mood?
• Table: "Natural Dining Table, $1758.90 (on sale!) from Horchow
• Wallpaper: Cole & Son Woods Wallpaper, coral, $198 at Anthropologie
• Rug: Tile Jaipuri in Aubergine, $85-2750 depending on size, from Calypso Home
• Curtains: Textured Belgian Linen in linen, $179-559 from Restoration Hardware
• Bar Cabinet: Collins Bar from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
• Dining Chairs: Era chair by Michael Thonet, $150 from Design Within Reach
• Light fixture: Arctic Pear Chandelier from Ochre
• Tabletop: Hydrangeas, grapes, bread, wine via Brabourne Farm
Images as linked above.