It is walls that bring much of the color to the Victorian dining room, and if red and gold do not seem appealing enough (or far too audacious), then maybe it is time you toned down the 'richness' just a bit and turned to blue. Even the brightest shade of blue creates a more relaxing dining room when compared to red, and the walls can still seem equally engaging with stylish molding, vintage wall art, rare oil paintings and even custom wallcoverings ushering in all the contrast you need.
An iconic image of the 60‘s and 70’s that has been burned into our brains by Hollywood and TV is the cool diner with its jukebox in the backdrop and color being used in an expansive manner pretty much all around. If you have an unused corner in your kitchen or wish to turn one in the open plan living area into a dining nook, the cheerful booth or banquette is a great option indeed. It seems authentically retro when filled with multi-colored accessories, bright and beautiful seating and a smart dining table. This is a wonderful solution for the small dining space in studio apartments as well!
If there is one style that is a wonderful amalgamation of varied cultures, traditions, nuances and diverse backdrops, then it is surely Moroccan. A constant influx of ever-changing Asian, European, Middle Eastern and, of course, African influences has turned Morocco into a cultural crucible of sorts where all of these drastically different elements intermingle and coexist in a seamless fashion. Carrying with it an air of exotic opulence, timeless beauty and the magic of the Saharan landscape, this is a decorating style that is perfect for the unique and exquisite dining room.
Today’s final featured tabletop trend is the beauty of blue and white. It’s crisp, it’s summery, and it makes a refreshing statement. Crate & Barrel is packing their spring offerings with blue and white dinnerware for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. This Regatta Melamine Bowl is perfect against a backdrop of concrete and wood. Yes, blue and white can take a modern turn, especially when clean lines are involved. You can’t go wrong with stripes! Crate & Barrel’s Cabana Navy Stripe Dinner Napkin is the epitome of summer style. Hence the cabana in the product title. We’re loving it! Consider blue-rimmed dinnerware for your spring and summer table. Crate & Barrel gives their Maison dinnerware a classic yet modern update with blue edges. Say hello to the Maison Cobalt Blue collection, which pairs well with a marble tabletop.
Want to go more midcentury with just a pinch of retro thrown in? That definitely seems to be a more popular option among homeowners than dining space that adopts a kitschy retro theme. Midcentury design brings a certain sense of inherent ’order`, thanks to the use of clean, straight lines and uncomplicated design. Finding a compromise between both worlds is absolutely possible with a bright, colorful sideboard or a classic credenza with a lustrous sheen that sits in the background, even as your contemporary dining room sits proudly in the foreground.
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