Look! Dining Room Decor at Pagoda Red

Look! Dining Room Decor at Pagoda Red

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Sarah Coffey
Nov 25, 2008

This dining room at Chinese antique store Pagoda Red is full of great ideas: the lantern hanging from a tree trunk, the table on an angle, the painted round-back chairs. We love the fusion of traditional and contemporary styles. Click below for ways to get this look in your own home...

What strikes us first about this room are the natural textures used in unexpected ways. Wood takes on various forms: gnarled, stained, and painted. Our favorite detail is this lantern, strung from a tree trunk that's anchored by a large stone wrapped between its roots. For a DIY version, consider using a potted tree, a branch centerpiece, or a wall-mounted branch.

Another great DIY idea: papering a part of the wall in newspaper to frame an artwork (or even an outfit that you don't mind hanging in the open).

Tall cabinets are a great small-space alternative to a dining room buffet, since they take up less floor space but provide the same amount of storage.

In another part of the store, we spotted this simple, lovely arrangement. A large-scale artwork over a credenza creates a dramatic focal point. For more information on these items, visit Pagoda Red.

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