By Yannick Toinette. Dining Room. Published at Friday, April 20th, 2018 - 04:16:09 AM.
Looking closely at some modern luxury dining rooms, it’s possible to identify small Baroque details that highlight the space. Here, the color palette is neutral and features an unadorned tabletop. Instead, one modern strip of inlay encircles the table on the edge. Curvy, tall-backed dining chairs feature an upholstered back with piping and the front is done in a modern velvet that has an animalistic monochrome pattern. A modern china cabinet is totally modern, but the drapes are a lovely silk, the fabric used in Baroque style rooms.
There are many ways in which you can make your dining room feel modern. It doesn’t always have to do with the furniture or the accessories. Sometimes it all starts with the internal structure of the house. For example, a modern dining room can be opened onto the exterior and can be a transitional space where the users have the possibility of either dining indoors or outdoors.
As for the furniture, there are some materials that tend to be more modern than others. For example, a glass dining table will seem like a perfect choice for this space. It has the minimalism specific to modern furniture and its lack of color makes it stand out with its pure simplicity. Opt for matching chairs and you’ll get a very beautiful dining area. Other materials such as wood or marble can be beautiful as well. It all depends on the design.
Another hallmark of Baroque era interiors was marquetry of the type that is featured on this stunning round dining table. This era fueled the rise of great furniture designers and cabinet-makers, who were leading artists in the field of inlaying ebony wood with tortoise shell, brass and other metals. You don’t need many pieces of marquetry to make a statement and here, the table tales center stage under the opulent, but slightly modern crystal chandelier. The characteristics of the period are carried through the room with the unadorned wall panels, embellished buffet and damask upholstered chairs.
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