Adjacent to the music room that I shared with you last week is our formal dining room. Because the dining room is connected to the music room, I kept the color scheme the same in both rooms—tan and blue/green. I think this helps to unify the two rooms and makes each of them feel more spacious. The dining room walls are painted the same color as those of the music room—Dune from the Martha Stewart Collection for Sherwin-Williams. One of the attractive features of this room is the detailed molding, including the decorative chair rail and picture molding. All the molding is painted the same color, Sherwin-Williams Extra White.
The vintage chandelier is original to the unit, as are the wall sconces. The view from the dining room is urban drabness—the windows look on to the fire escape—but since the room is generally used at night when it is dark, guests don’t notice. I like the built in window seat under the windows, however. The windows are covered simply in bamboo roman shades that match the ones in the rest of the apartment.
The antique dining room table and buffet are part of a three-piece set—a wedding gift from my sister and brother-in-law—that also includes the china cabinet located in the living room. I reupholstered the chairs with the same fabric, in a modern geometric design, that I used on the bench in the elevator foyer.
The dining room rug is a wool oriental by Karastan, in blues, greens and tans, that we found at Macy’s. It is my favorite rug in the apartment.
The prints of English landscapes over the buffet came from a neighborhood antique shop in Chicago. The four Chinese panels shown below are Ebay finds. You know I always like to add a little Chinoiserie to a room!
The vintage ceramic birds on the buffet, shown below, came from Etsy.
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