I came across this image today and was struck by the way the designers (Taylor & Taylor from Florida) didn’t just stop at one light above the dining table, but added more of the same light (3 that I can see) across the room. This really got me thinking. WHy do we always revert to having just the one chandelier above the table? It’s a bit safe and dare I say it, dull?!?! I also love the way Taylor & Taylor have mixed new/contemporary designs with more traditional elements – this is one of my all time fave approaches and not everyone’s game enough to do it – I think it adds such interest because it’s unexpected and provides a nice juxtaposition. I also (how many times have I said ‘also’ today!!) love the black of the lights against that crisp white ceiling. Really draws the eye up to a lovely surprise (hi! there’s 3 of us up here)!!
Red isn’t having it’s moment here in Oz right now, but it’ll come back for sure. It is such a great colour and I think a nice choice for this room. I think the designers have nailed the palette in this room….every single thing you look at is perfect. Seriously am having a HUGE design crush on these guys ATM. I love love love working with colour and I really enjoy looking at their work (you should visit their site Taylor & Taylor).
Gawd – I just had another squizz at this shot….their attention to detail is to die for. They’ve added a red border to the rug, and look at the armless dining chairs – especially at the way they’ve positioned the fabric on the chairs so that there’s some red detail along the side of the seat. Gorgeous wall lights, gorgeous curtains, perfect centre piece….I think I might hyperventilate!
SO, moral of the story today – is to think outside the box. WHat can you/I do with lighting for the dining room that offers the wow factor? Maybe don’t limit your self/myself to the traditional one above the table only….branch out and add some extras! Definitely food for thought…thanks Taylor & Taylor!
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