The dining room’s character is largely defined by the client’s needs. The room may be used for daily meals, special occasions, or frequent entertaining.
We have even had client’s use it as a catch-all for things purchased during shopping sprees, only to be put away later by house staff. In smaller homes, the dining room table can also serve as a home office from time to time.
These various uses and the architecture, shape, and size all dictate how a dining room is designed. Adequate seating for the maximum amount of guests at any time is important. A table doesn’t need to be just one size so buying one with an additional leaf or two is helpful.
Lighting is key for a dining room as well! Having a variety of light sources adds interest and helps to set a mood for any occasion. Natural light near a dining space is always a plus.
Whether you have a formal or informal dining room, we can help you set the tone that is in keeping with your personal style and lifestyle.
Even in a formal dining room you don’t want to be ponderous or gloomy. Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it’s well worthwhile to make the game as pleasant as possible.