I told the chandelier designer that I wanted it classic but updated and large enough to feel like it was eating at the table with us.
The whole apartment is just under 500 square feet, but I entertain a lot so I wanted a "formal" dining area. The solution was to get a simple round table with a leaf, and use Louis Ghost chairs and a mirrored buffet (with an incredible amount of storage) so as not to take up too much visual space. The painting was inherited and came in a bright gold frame which I painted high gloss white to stand out against the medium gray walls, and the pink and brown placemats (drawn from colors in the artwork) helped liven up the table.
- Michael R.