Can you tell which is the high and which is the low?
We designed a casual-chic dining area on two different budgets. Can you tell the rooms apart?
We designed a casual-chic dining room on budgets befitting a diner and a five-star restaurant. Can you tell the difference?
1 Canvas brushed brass 5-light Harlowe chandelier, , $220.
2 Round mirror with gold-painted metal frame, , $70.
3 Antique painted pine Windsor-style dining chair, , $125.
4 Square lacquered plastic tray in Aqua, , $20.
5 Vintage hickory dresser with cultured marble top, , $2,195.
6 Polyamide Docksta dining table with painted fibreboard top, 41", , $269.
7 Lacquered rubberwood Lyla dining chair in Black, , $249.
8 Seagrass and polyester Sinnerlig rug with jute edging, 7' x 10', , $89.
9 Lacquered stained beech Norraryd dining chair, , $99.
10 Blown glass Monroe vases in White, , $70 US ($40 US extra large, and $30 US medium).
1 Brass 6-light geometric frame chandelier with tapered arms, , $2,670.
2 Round mirror with picture-style polished stainless steel frame in Gold, , $1,650.
3 Black-painted pine and ash Windsor-style dining chair, , $545.
4 Square painted pine Zuma tray in Aqua Sky, , $47.
5 Antique walnut dresser with Carrara marble top, , $4,500.
6 Round powder-coated aluminum Beauty dining table with marble top 48", , $2,198.
7 Oil-finished white oak Edwin dining chair in Black, , $845.
8 Hand-woven jute Popcorn rug in Natural, 6' x 9', , $260.
9 Stained beech Ironica dining chair in Black, , $167.
10 Milk glass vases, , $75 (large) and $50 (medium)
BOTH HIGH & LOW: Behr Marquee Quiet on the Set MQ3-04 wall paint, and Gulf Waters MQ4-52 accent wall & door paint, ; Black bentwood dining chair, ; Plates (on dresser), .
Our High and Low room sets have a uniform yet collected feel thanks to the mismatched monochromatic dining chairs. The true hero, however, is the table, a timeless Saarinen-inspired piece in unassuming white, which makes it easy to play with the seating combinations to create your preferred aesthetic. For instance, using a single style of chair in contrasting hues imparts a playful vibe, repeating one shape in one colour results in a formal look and picking diverse silhouettes in varied finishes lends an eclectic feel. The possibilities are endless!
Playful: Era armed bentwood beech in White, Red and Turquoise, , $363 each.
Formal: Black-painted pine and ash Windsor-style, , $545 each.
Eclectic: Lacquered rubberwood Lyla in Forest Green, , $249; varnished beech and plywood No.18 in Natural, , $242; painted beechwood Willa in Dove, , $199.
Looking to beef up your dining room’s storage capacity? Forgo the typical hutch or sideboard and opt for a show-stopping antique dresser. Built in the louis XVI style, our high option, made of solid walnut, features a marble top and brass hardware. more than just a looker, the practical piece boasts deep wide drawers ideal for storing everything from platters and flatware to placemats and napkins.
Even the most casual dining space can use a little bit of sparkle, and our high and low brass-finished chandeliers deliver just that. Their linear silhouettes are quite popular, so the look is easy to achieve on any budget.
1 Brass 6-light geometric frame with tapered arms, , $2,670.
2 Kichler brass 8-light Erzo in Natural Brass, , $1,008.
3 Robert Abbey steel 8-light Delany in Antique Brass Finish, , $965.
4 Canvas brushed brass 5-light Harlowe, , $220.
For a graphic element, we colour-blocked the door by painting its trim and the wall directly above it teal, but just about any blue will suit this laid-back neutral space – so go ahead and experiment!
1 Bluenose P2116-03, .
2 Baffin Island Grey 6161-52, .
3 Olympic Paints Crescendo D54-3, .