Room by Room – The Modern Dining Room

Our third installment of Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks takes us from the Living Room to another main public space, the Dining Room.

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Much like the Living Room, the modern Dining Room is a place for entertainment. Like other spaces in the house, the tone of the dining room can be either light and colorful, following more of a Danish Modern aesthetic, or it can swing the opposite direction and use darker woods and more contrast with dinnerware and accessories for a more formal look. Both styles are equally at home in the modern house, although trying to achieve both within visually connected spaces can be a bit difficult, so it is typically best to choose one look. The dining table can be a bit of a chameleon as well, for once you have decided on a table and chairs, accessories and tableware can be switched out to allow for a variety of looks.

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You are hosting a small get together with a few close friends. As you gather around the table, light from a few well-placed votives plays along the polished wood. A single flower springs from a glass vase at the center of the table, intense, yet understated, allowing guests to see each other without difficulty. A graphic platter artfully displays the entrée, while colorful rice bowls wait to be filled. Each guest is treated to a subdued yet youthful piece of modern design as they place a napkin in their lap and await a pleasant meal. After dinner and a bit of a chat, they join in a cup of coffee with cream and sugar to finish off a lovely evening.

Join me next week as we explore the center of daily life in the modern home – the Kitchen.

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I love those rice bowls!

Kate

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I love that tray with the branches on it. I wish I had a dining room!

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