Delicious Dining: European Style

15Jun12

The Guardian recently featured these unique dining room spaces, from the U.K. and beyond, and they are stunning! Many of these rooms prove that even the simplest furnishings can create the most beautiful spaces.   pb

The owner of the room above sanded through layers of paint until reaching the cement below. The table is of reclaimed wood, the chairs were found on the street, and the bench is covered with a kilim. The letters were found at a fair in Chicago.

This Edwardian billiards room was turned into a hip, stylish place to dine with the addition of the 60’s Mushroom table and chairs by Maurice Burke for Arkana. That carpet, light fixtures, and groovy artwork certainly helps as well.

The 50’s G-Plan table and stacking Ercol chairs fit beautifully in this small alcove. Incredibly, the table folds out to sit eight. The painting is by Columbian artist Juan Antonio Roda.

Bright pops of color in the chairs are the star of this show. The contrast of the colors, wood floors, and white make this a fun place to dine.

A former factory in Paris is now a breathtaking place to entertain with the mismatched Eames chairs and the incredible light streaming in. The ladder accentuates the tall ceilings and landing above.

This dining spot was located next to the garden and features Wishbone chairs by Hans Wegner and Fronzoni ’64 table by Cappellini. Who needs to dine alfresco?

The owner of this dining room was inspired by Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment from Sex and the City and I would say it is pretty spot on.

Although I am not much on monochromatic rooms, I love this one featuring posters with quotes by Andy Warhol and mixed chairs.

Why go to a diner when you can have one at home? The banquette was fashioned out of old sofa seats on wood blocks, the chairs are by Eric Buch, and the floor was salvaged from an apartment tear-down.

All white done right. The director’s chairs offer wood and texture while the low hung light fixture creates coziness. Although I don’t know that I would ever feel “cozy” in an all white room as I am a “walk in the room with a glass of cabernet and promptly spill it on the  floor” type person.

This dining room features painted antiques and floors with vintage light fixtures to give a slightly updated feel to the farmhouse look. Now this, is cozy, but, I would have to fix that crooked drawer.

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2 Responses to “Delicious Dining: European Style”

  1. I’m always dreaming off spaces like the ones shown above! 🙂 my favs were garden wishbone chairs and Paris factory revamp. Do you list your favorites in order?


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