University Village (Chicago) dining room interior design project

When this repeat customer in the University Village neighborhood of Chicago called us and asked for help with their new single family home, we were thrilled to help them design their new dining room and the rest of their house.

Inspiration

The single family home already had dark ebony stained floors with white trim, so we knew that we wanted something that was dramatic, yet would keep with the homes transitional/traditional design aesthetic.

What We Did

For this dining room project, we selected the furniture, rug, window treatments, lighting, artwork and accessories.

Project Highlights

  • To keep with the transitional aesthetic of the home, we selected large pieces of furniture with strong clean lines to coordinate with the crisp finishes of the home.
  • The space is grounded with a large wool area rug with soft blues and cream accents.
  • The wood buffet with inset doors and drawers provide ample storage for fine china and silverware.
  • The interlaced backs of the dining room chairs provide an interesting contrast to the soft gray-blue backs of the chair.
  • Polished chrome side lamps on the buffet provide extra light to the space and help reflect the sunlight from the nearby windows. Brightening rooms with reflective materials is critical when trying to create an inviting space when natural light sources are limited as they are in most city homes.
  • We selected a 6-light chandelier in polished chrome with linen lamp shades. The strong lines in the lighting mimic the strong lines of the dining table, while the linen lamp shades soften the piece a bit while properly diffusing the light

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