I am helping my dear friend and client select dining room furniture. The dining room is in gorgeous classic colonial situated on the North Shore of Long Island. She has an existing light fixture (purchased in Paris) and she chose a wallpaper that has a beautiful metallic flowered pattern and really reminds me of a chic mid-century pattern.
Ever the neo-traditionalist, my inclination is get a simple elegant round table (the room is square, 14 x 15) and funk it up with some cool chairs in a flamboant color (I'll have to do some convincing as she prefers a rectangular table). With a round table it is best not to go too much bigger than 60" (188" diameter) or no one will be able to reach the center. 60" usually fits 8 chairs.
Choice #1 Round table
|Round Table (No.MR-2038) 60" round|
|Consulate Dining Chair (599-572) OUTSIDE|
width= 23 in
|Thibault: Melrose Chair (7739-724)|
width= 24.00 in
|Century Furniture: Dixon Arm Chair (3496A)|
width= 27.50 in
Again, the ultra conservative in me leans to a simple off white geometric or a cool blue or green color to balance the warm paper.
How about that fabulous peach mohair velvet on the sofa below (room by Miles Redd)