Friday, June 24, 2011

Why This Works

Happy Friday! I'm back with the series Why This Works... where I find a designed space and describe why (I think) it's perfection. This week, the room of choice is a serene, chic dining space. The slightly monochromatic color scheme works well with the abundance of texture in the space. Enjoy!

 Image via Traditional Home. Designed by Paul Corrie.

This gorgeous dining space was designed by Paul Corrie, who is also the homeowner. He beautifully transformed this row home he shares with his partner, Steve Ewens. This home and dining space has a soothing, neutral color palette, yet stays very chic and stylish. In this space, the side chairs have a rustic finish, which works well against the formal, crystal chandelier. The dramatic, oversized mirror has a more casual appearance when it is leaned up against the wall. The light colored walls work well with the dark stained floors and dining table. The room appears formal with the detailed crown molding and nailhead arm chairs, yet also casual with the informal table setting of fresh picked hydrangeas and bowl of fruit. To me, this room works! It has the perfect blend of rustic elegance, traditonal with modern and chic with casual. To see the entire remodel with all of the before and afters, go here

6 comments:

hollyG said...

I like this feature! I'd like to challenge myself by doing a similar activity when I find a room that I'm drawn to and figuring out why it works in my mind. Thanks for getting my wheels spinning. And I didn't even notice that mirror until I started reading - I thought it was one big room - evidence that the mirror is doing its job.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

This is such a beautiful room! It looks so elegant but it doesn't look like it is trying too hard. In other words, this room looks like it actually gets used!
Have a great weekend :)

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Amber- Clicked to see the rest of the house! The home study is my favorite. I'm in awe of the glossy black doors and punches of black they use in the space. I am so wanting to paint my doors black!

Thanks for sharing!

Loretta

BluBabesCreate said...

I wish I had that much space! beautiful to look at.

Jessie said...

I agree that this dining space oozes rustic elegance, looks modern, traditional and chic at the same time. It looks very inviting and effortless but I am sure the designer of this space put lots of thoughts into it. Great find. Very gorgeous dining room!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

emily said...

What a great space! I love those chairs at the head of the table! Beautiful!

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