Posts Tagged ‘dining chair’

Devoted to dining room

July 9, 2012

For everyday purposes I can take or leave the dining room. After all, in this age of kitchen-diners, we don’t tend to create a special space for this function any more, do we? You know what I mean, the kind of place that would get a dusting down just for Sunday lunch, or if the relations paid an unexpected visit (heaven forbid…). But if you’ve got a special occasion I’m not against a grand setting such as this home that is a former church. Chance would be a fine thing…

Seán O

Dine in style…

Losing my religion?

July 15, 2011

Pull up a pew (excuse the pun) and take a look at this regal-looking dining room, part of a glamorous converted church. Just imagine for one minute, that this is your home, and you’re welcoming your friends and family in. Light floods through the original stained-glass windows and a large bespoke table caters happily for dinner guests.

This may not be your average dining room, but if there was ever a room to envy, this is it. I love the ornate backs on the velvet-upholstered chairs, and the antique grandfather clock that adds to the regal presence of the room. The furniture has been kept traditional, with a nod to the age of the church – it just goes to show that a period property doesn’t always look better filled with modern pieces.

Do you love or loathe this scheme? Would you like to live in a converted church and if so, how would you decorate it? We’d love to hear your suggestions…




Global Gathering … but less hardcore

August 10, 2010

If loud pumping music and a row of poorly-pitched tents aren’t your thing, then check out these more PG global gathering schemes. Summer’s hottest modern interiors trend takes exotic colours and textiles and a brand new adventure … and not a portaloo in SIGHT!

Team a subtle four-in-one table like this one, with an exotic patterned rug.

roomenvy - tribal living room

roomenvy - tribal living room

This dining chair is a celebration of traditional skills made modern!

roomenvy - global-chic dining room

roomenvy - global-chic dining room

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Candy cane dining room

May 27, 2009

WOW! This is certainly not for the faint-hearted – I admit, it’s a little much for me – however if it’s a statement dining room you’re after, look no further! Create the look by mixing and matching similar stripes in different widths like the bold vertical wall stripe and the narrow horizontal stripe pendant light, and throw in a statement piece in a completely different shade for a quirky feel!

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A touch of nostalgia

April 8, 2009

I just love the cute shabby-chic feel of this dining room – here are the three things I think make the look.

1) Pretty polka dot tableware in sweet sugared-almond shades.

2) Rustic white-washed furniture for a laid-back country feel

3) Farmhouse rose curtains and cushions teamed with chalky walls

Plus, i’d love to get my hands on one of those cute memo-boards with shelves – great for reminders and storing your post.

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