Interior / June 14, 2018 / .
The reason this fresh contemporary style dining room was designed in this striking modern style was that it formed part of a new rear extension with Bi-fold doors leading onto the rear garden. Light streams in through the back of the property, thus allowing a strong vibrant fuchsia pink colour to be used as the feature wall. The Italian clear glass pendant lights complement the white gloss family dining table with Aram chairs in black and white. Art bought from galleries in London give it a charming and welcoming look and the sculptural black ceramic vintage vase with fresh cherry blossom creates a stunning backdrop for family entertaining.
This has several greys and the tiny pop of Klein blue in the cushions. Left the original concrete ceiling and created a decorative concrete decor on the wall. Light grey laminate with dark graphite edges has been chosen to make the room a little bit airier and lighter. Wardrobe doors have been chosen in moody matt graphite which adds more depth. All the furniture, doors and plinths have been chosen black to make a statement in an already light room. Adding a contrasting colour like black-white or grey-black makes the room more interesting and dynamic. Do not be afraid to choose statement pieces or play with colours and shades that shape the space and create something unique.
The complimentary furnishing fabrics were key with rich velvets and a thick, lustrous silk rug specified to bring tactility to the scheme. We took much consideration to select the right sofa that framed the bay window and gave a focal point with soft interesting curves. This grown-up space is further defined by the jewellery dressing of a warm Roll & Hill globe pendant light, and metallic flashes of brass in the seating and floor lamps.
Scale is the number one mistake that almost everyone makes when it comes to interior design. This is probably the case because it takes a talented eye to decorate a room with impeccable scale. Some people put too many small things in a room, thereby cluttering the room and not giving the eye a place to land. While others put too many large, bulky items in one room, making it look stuffed and small. The secret to proper scale is a mixture of different shapes, heights and sizes. If there is only one thing that you hire an interior designer for, it is help with proportion and scale. With the right scale your room is well on its way towards a successful design.