We've been getting a ton of questions lately about dining rooms. What tables go with what chairs? There is no one-size-fits-all right answer, however, we're noticing a big trend towards mixed combinations of various styles. And we're very into it!
We're into diving into 5 of the most popular styles of decorating and sharing a few ideas through mood boards to help you create a cohesive dining room no matter your style. First up, Modern Farmhouse.
MODERN FARMHOUSE; This style combines rustic and industrial elements incorporating a mix of natural materials from clay tiles, raw timber, cosy linens and metals for a relaxed approach to modern country living. Blending contemporary lines and mixing old with new for comfortable living. Typically monochromatic in colour, favouring black and white or off white pieces mixed in with more organic raw timbers.
What we love: Simple colour palette. This style is great for young families as you favour robust and practical choices without sacrificing style. There's also versatility within this style, so if you favour a more traditional or contemporary look you can easily edit a light fixture or chairs and create a totally different feel. See our mood boards below as a guide.
FRENCH PROVINCIAL; Taking its cues from a provincial country style with an elegant layer of luxury. Natural linens mix with crystal chandeliers and weathered patinas of heirloom furniture belong in the same space as an ornate gilt mirror. This style of decorating is the ultimate high-meets-low ethos.
What we love: It's effortlessly timeless, always in season, no matter the season! This style doesn't just belong in France, but can be adapted to suit our own homes whether we're located near or far. Many people are drawn to the elegance and warmth that this style exudes.
BRITISH COLONIAL; A style rich in history and culture. An elegant and exotic mix spanning the West Indies, Caribbean, India & Africa. Heavy on textured materials such as rattan, sisal, cane and wicker combines with dark timber floors and white walls for contrast and balance. Layer with artwork rich in adventure (maps/ships), landscape, botanicals or fauna and infuse greenery from palms or ferns for added depth. Over-scaled decor element (such as lighting, artwork and plants) works well with this style.
What we love:A classic combination of light and dark. A skilful balance of tactile materials suited to our warm climate. An elevated holiday-at-home style which we just can't get enough of!
COASTAL HAMPTONS; Light, breezy and relaxed spaces layered in a sophisticated way. Hampton's style favours furniture with classic silhouettes for an elegant and timeless feel. Coastal hues complemented by natural materials for an effortless and approachable style of living remains ever popular with many. Pedestal Oak tables with parquetry details combine with upholstered dining chairs for a comfortable dining experience. Consider a different style of head chair or upholstered in a different fabric (stripes or patterns in blue) as a fun way to add some personality to your dining room.
What we love:A timeless colour palette drawing inspiration from coastal locations. A sophisticated mix of materials; from timber, linen, rattan, sisal with nickel or wicker accents. You can have a lot of fun with this style by incorporating different Lighting or Artwork to create something unique to your home.
CONTEMPORARY COASTAL; Clean lines with simple finishes. Natural timbers and stone materials create interest and texture. There is an emphasis on minimalism with lots of open and airy spaces throughout.
What we love: Easy, breeze combinations of timber and a classic white chair. Keep it simple and uncluttered by adding some texture through a sculptural light fixture and coastal artwork. A look that is always on holiday!