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The Challenge:
The new furnishings in this living room and adjoining dining room had to accommodate a variety of gatherings from intimate dinner parties to large club meetings. Although we were starting with an antique dining suite and music cabinet, the client did not want a traditional look.
The Vision:
The layout in the living area would be designed to allow for flexibility and overflow from the dining space. We would create an eclectic look by mixing in some contemporary pieces with simple, classic lines.
The Process:
Contemporary side tables and lamps play off a traditional sofa, club chair, and ottoman. Modern occasional chairs were given a traditional touch with an antique gold finish. Placed in the opening between the rooms, they are easily moved to allow the dining table to extend fully. A drop-leaf table used as a console can also be used for serving or dining. In place of the usual coffee table, a set of custom modern nesting offers even more flexibility. The quiet neutral scheme desired by the client really didn't work with the natural light in this room: instead, we used accents of vibrant reds and rusts against a neutral backdrop. Gorgeous bronze quilted silk drapery and complementary bold Oriental rugs unify the living and dining areas.
The Result:
The spaces work beautifully together both visually and functionally. They easily accommodate parties of 18 for sit-down dinners, and even more for meetings. The colour scheme is dramatic rather than understated, but, to quote the client, "I didn't know it, but this was exactly what I wanted."

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Kitchens:
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