Laurent. Dining room. August 22nd , 2017.
Set the mood with mauve, pep up a breakfast table and bench with a laid-back palette of soft purples, pinks and greys. Warm up a neutral backdrop with a harmonious mix of stylish cushions of various textures in heather and ash tones to create a tranquil space. Pretty up the table with a delicate crochet table runner and a mix of tableware in pastel shades to continue the relaxed vibe. A large chalky, woven light shade hung off centre creates an almost moonlit setting.
Lighting is a key element too, so make the most of natural light where you can, framing a window or French doors with floor length curtains, which can also add a warming feel in the colder months. A decorative chandelier or statement pendant lights directly above the table create a wonderful focal point, but add a selection of candles and lamps to create a relaxing ambience for evening entertaining.
Will you be adding colour to your dining room? Be aware of the change of seasons - intense wallpaper and fabric-covered chairs may be sumptuous and luxurious when it’s cold outside, but rather more intense in the summer heat. Remember colour doesn’t have to be permanent, so consider more temporary updates to your dining room a striking runner, chinaware and vases of seasonal blooms will not only inject colour into a neutral scheme, but can be a temporary reflection of summer brights or winter hues.
Cool white and blue, dashes of navy blue invigorate a clean white background in this nautical scheme while the open-fronted doors of the built-in bookcase allow its contents to add character to the room and provide a talking point for guests.
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