Updating traditional dining room
A French oak table is paired with 1950s chairs by Jules Wabbes and a circa-1950 French chandelier in the dining room; églomisé mirrors, framed in cerused oak, surround an 1830s marble fireplace, and the chevron floor is antique fumed oak.The dining room table and chairs are custom made, and the light fixtures are by Hervé Van der Straeten; striped wallpaper by Osborne & Little and flooring of Carrara and Nero Marquina marble were installed in custom patterns.
So this is the grownup, higher end, perfectly scaled version. Many of you didn’t think that these stools were perfect. They feel classic and yet modern – without being modern. They were heavy in weight (great for kids) and swiveled which I loved.
Jacques Adnet chairs surround a 1940s dining table by Roger Thibier, the chandelier is from the 1840s, and the rug is custom made; the drawing is by Konstantin Kakanias, the sconce is by Willy Daro, and the walls are sheathed in a custom-made wallpaper.
An antique opaline-glass pendant light hangs above the marble dining table, which is surrounded by vintage chairs; the 19th-century gilt sunburst mirror is French, the Oushak rug is antique, the walls and ceiling are Venetian plaster, and the custom-made kitchen cabinets are cypress.
Every mom commented in the last post – ‘you can’t have upholstered chairs with kids!!!
’ and while I know it’s not advisable, Brian and I REALLY wanted comfortable chairs for long dinners (and working from home). Nothing is done yet, but certainly due for an update in the dining room.