With open-plan spaces being created faster than the speed of light, there are still some of us around that appreciate a separate dining room. It may not be used every meal time, and some may think it’s a waste, but mine offered the opportunity to decorate what is, in essence, a functional space, and turn it into a luxurious escape. Every time I’m seated at the table, with our log burner glowing in the corner, and the best china and glassware out, it makes me happy.
That said, this room is, for me, a beautiful dining room setting. Adorned for Christmas with a wreath and foliage, I can see how the French-inspired furniture and opulent fabrics would work all year round. It’s such a mix of old and new, rustic and grand. Take the bare floorboards, for example – they might not be a usual choice for an indulgent scheme, but teamed with the large rug, vintage glass chandelier, and lavish cushions and drapes, I think it creates a look that’s as interesting as it is extravagant.