Designed to dine
‘Eat, drink and be very, very merry!”
This dining room conveniently located off the cooks kitchen and adjacent to the living room has been anchored by a stunning golden hued Zeigler Mahal rug that frames a monumental bronze and Lucite ‘Towers’ base by designer Jeffrey Bigelow (go to separate photo for details), with a custom Starfire glass top that is 4′ x 8′, allowing eight to ten to dine comfortably. The Louis side chairs were ‘updated’ by lacquering them in a soft gray and reupholstering them in textured velvet with touches of silver lurex (a nice counter point to the rug). The arm chairs were covered in a luxurious scrolled medallion panne velvet with the back of the seat in the same textured velvet of the side chairs.
The centering of the room with the golden colored rug warms the entire space and softens the grays. The grand antique Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier is reflected in the 1930’s mirror hung over the ‘updated’ antique sideboard.
Strategically hung mirrors, 7′ high windows facing south, a 14′ ceiling and a baby grand piano with a pair of custom, simply modern love seats covered in creamy colored Ultrasuede, pull the room together and add drama, comfort and luxury .
“Even in a formal dining room, you don’t want to be ponderous or gloomy. Eating is one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day and it’s well worthwhile to make the game as pleasant as possible.” – Dorothy Draper