Why this works – dining room glamour


Before we smash into this week’s blog, we’ve had several people asking when the next Paint Colour Workshop is being held. So, without further ado, the date has been set for 27th October 2016. We’ve already sold several tickets and the previous workshops have sold out so please get in early to avoid disappointment. Look forward to seeing you there! Click here for more info and tickets.


This room would be incomplete if it weren’t for the layered greenery at varying heights. It’s key when dressing a room to create areas of interest at different heights. Styling tip: if you don’t have a tall enough plant then prop it up on a vintage stool like they have with the palm in this interior.

Old and new

A perfect balance of traditional and contemporary will give your interior a chic sense of timelessness. In this space, the vintage sideboard, pots, traditional wall panelling and old floor boards juxtaposed against the modern dining table, feature pendant and spot track lighting hits the mark spot on!


The traditional wall panelling and floorboards give the space much-needed texture overload. If it weren’t for the beautifully panelled walls, the space would likely loose it’s xfactor. Alternatively, artwork and interesting objects could be used to add texture and interest to plain gib walls.

Anchor your dining table

Your dining table can appear to float in nonsensical space if it’s not anchored. Use a rug or feature lighting to ground your dining setting. Hanging pendant lights are also a great way of adding height to a space.

Adding interest with black accents

I love how the black light fixture contrasts against the white ceiling, this compliments the table and draws your eye upwards to appreciate the full height of the space. This height is further enhanced by the spot track lighting – oooooh risky move, but oh so cool!

Velvet yumminess

As soon as add velvet into a space, you instantly inject a pop of glam, especially when you use a gorgeous soft colour like blush pink! Oh the beauty!


Interior Designer, BDVA (HONS)

3 thoughts on “Why this works – dining room glamour”

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    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for your message, I’m not sure where those chairs are from, that’s just an image we sourced online. All the best 🙂

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