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A Morningside Dining Room Comes To Life

By Jennifer Carter

Inspired by one of our favorite clients’ love of modern design and whimsical collection of animal sculptures, this dining room was definitely one for the books this year! We wanted to create a fun, yet inviting space to welcome guests and set the tone for the rest of this incredible Morningside home.

Meant to draw your eye into the space, a rich jewel-toned textured grass cloth was the first element installed onto the farthest wall of the room. We then continued the layering process by hanging a contrasting playful set of colorful hand-embroidered curtain panels hung from brushed brass drapery hardware.


The simplicity of the client’s existing white marble top Saarinen tulip table was then warmed up by a set of shapely, walnut framed chairs upholstered in a stonewashed navy blue canvas fabric. Lastly, a cozy textured wool rug with a modern leaf motif was added to anchor the space and play off of the nature-inspired curtains.

All in all, this room is a prime example of a little advice that we hope all of our readers, admirers and clients can take away for the new year. When designing a scheme for any room in your home, don’t be afraid to mix and layer textures, colors, materials and even metal finishes with existing treasured pieces in your home to create cohesive, inviting spaces where you and your guests want to linger and enjoy each other’s company.

XOXO and Happy Holidays!


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