Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This or That: Chic Dining Rooms

HB April 2012 Cover

The April 2012 issue of House Beautiful is good! If you haven’t read it yet, be sure to get your hands on a copy very soon, my dears. I found it so refreshing to see so many new interiors and designers featured in this issue. I also loved their special report on the design industry in Los Angeles, especially because so much of my love for that city is tied to the amazing design community there. I was especially struck by two of the design spreads: “The Warm Side of Modern” featuring an amazing Connecticut home designed by photographer, Bonnie Edelman (I am obsessed with the masculine chic aesthetic in this home!) and “Boldly Pretty” designed by the talented Kelie Grosso of Maison Luxe in Seattle (I love that this home is pretty rather than industrial-inspired. Can we do pretty more often, design world? Thank you!). I found the dining rooms in both homes to be completely gorgeous—as well as completely different from one another. Given the choice, which dining room would you select? Which one is more in line with your style?

HB April 2012 Tulip

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A Saarinen Tulip table, modern chairs upholstered in rich, cognac-colored leather, and a Sputnik chandelier make this room ultra-chic.

HB April 2012 Kelie Grosso

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Classic elements such as French-inspired chairs, a crystal chandelier, and painted panels give lend a sense of romantic elegance to this dining room. The turquoise leather upholstery adds a modern touch to an otherwise traditional room.

Which dining room gets your vote?

 

{Images via House Beautiful}

21 comments:

doug @ tracery said...

I'm for #1, I love those classic modern chairs. And I agree regarding "pretty" versus "industrial" I get--and like!--the industrial thing, but enough already.

MessyDirtyHair said...

NUMBER 1 for sure! those chairs are fabulous!

xx Kelly

www.MessyDirtyHair.com

Sincerely Sara Cate said...

I love the warmth in #1, but the elegance and color combinations in #2 wins my vote! I can never turn down a glitzy chandelier as beautiful as that one!

Carin Vaughn said...

#1 all the way!

Amy R. said...

I need to pick up a copy STAT! Both are lovely rooms.

Amy R.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Though I love certain aspects of both, and the second table seems a bit small for some many chairs, I'll have to go with the second space today.
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Nancy said...

I love # 2. Love the cool elegance and art panels!
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

LUCY WILLIAMS said...

I LOVE #1 BUT THINK #2 WOULD LAST LONGER (MORE TIMELESS I GUESS)?? I VOTE TO COMBINE THE 2 LOOKS...TURQUOISE CHAIRS AROUND THE TULIP TABLE!!

A Bit of Sass said...

They are both nice but I LOVE #1!
Best,
www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

Dianne said...

Going to differ from the group here...love number 2! I think the leather upholstery and the cowhide rug make it very current.

First time here...love your blog...going to look around. :)

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

agreed. it was great and it seems to be the best printed publication out there right now...

Screen Door Prep said...

I suppose I'm in the minority, but I love #2 better! =)

camdesign said...

my vote is #2 but I also would like to put the chairs of #2 with the table of #1...

DNA (designers+artists) said...

I'm very much both dining rooms, torn.

http://www.designers-artists.com

Saffron Brown said...

I love the colors and the vibrance of Dining room #2, but I find myself more comfortable in Dining room #1. I love the science print (but I wouldn't have put it where I eat!). While loving the eccentric chandelier, I would have used this one: http://www.texaslightsmith.com/www/pendants/PendantFixture_bppf-1-2.php

~Kristina said...

#2 is fantastic.

Donna said...

Both of those dining rooms are absolutely fabulous and so different!!! Can't wait to get mine in the mail!!

www.donnaviningblog.com

Elizabeth said...

Totally number one - classic clean pieces that will never look dated. Number two already looks a little dated to me...
xoxo -e (modern24seven)

Mon said...

I am in love with #2 but can definitely see myself living in and hosting dinner parties in dining room #1 - amazing!

Mon
www.mondesignhaus.com

Maison Luxe said...

I'm going with #2! Thanks for the mention Paloma!

xx, Kelie

Amy said...

Although I am not a fan of the art in #1, I would have to say that I like that dining room much more than #2.