Recipe for Style: Dramatic Dining at Alan's Loft

Recipe for Style: Dramatic Dining at Alan's Loft

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Janel Laban
Nov 19, 2008

One of our favorite tours from the past year, Alan's Andersonville Loft, features a very dramatic dining room. Light flooded, thanks to skylights in the super high ceilings, the only thing dark about this space is the sense of humor displayed by Alan as he designed the room (along with the color of the walls, naturally)...

The ingredients that go into this style mix:

  • A mix of high and low, vintage and new...IKEA table surrounded by vintage original Arne Jacobsen Series 7 and Emeco aluminum chairs
  • Nice definition of space for the dining area in an open loft by the back wall of the kitchen and raised platform flooring
  • The feeling of a stage set is enhanced by the step up - making dinner parties that much more dramatic
  • Varied materials: glass, steel, wood and aluminum
  • The personal touch of original artwork (by the owner of the loft, in this case)
  • Low profile white shelving provides an additional serving surface plus storage
  • Memorable pieces such as the Deer wall sculpture and the Gold Pig centerpiece (both from I.D.)
  • Large scale natural arrangement of dried foliage in a rustic wooden vessel
  • Super unique religious wall pieces from a closed church on the Southside

    Check out Alan's entire loft in his house tour.


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    Photos: Janel Laban

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