Many of my clients, and you as readers, have Espresso, dark wood, heirloom wood, or just plan WOOD tables that show really dark. Naturally with dark furniture I think people tend to end up with a dark room. In most cases it happens by complete accident. This accident (which probably cost you a considerable amount of time and money) can lack a bright and energetic feeling a stunning dining room should have!
In sticking with our "war on brown", take a look at a dining space many of your will find in your "Great Room" style, really livable homes. This dining room is multifunctional as it is everything from a breakfast nook to a coloring table. And must be sophisticated enough to have your boss over after you nail your big presentation!
Why this works: because your table can stand on it's own as the foundation for the existing brown. The chairs add a complexity to the table by almost jumping into the mix with a bold and medium sized pattern. The complimenting seating offers both a metallic accent in the side chairs and a totally noncompeting reclaimed looking bench. Again, letting that bold and beautiful dark wood table do all the talking! The sideboard is a little rustic and a little glam with the mirror details, and the window treatments treat those windows with a solid texture and strong detail. The rug brings everything together with a simple stripe as it says "I'm casual enough for breakfast, but mean all business if there are wine glasses on my friend, the table".
You with me?
Picture these two spaces in your home! All of a sudden your brown doesn't look so brown.
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