Photography By Regan Wood Photography
Claire Paquin of Clean Design Interiors
This dining room, which is part of a much larger open space that includes the kitchen, living room, foyer, and stairs, was created for a vibrant family: The son is a budding painter, and the daughter loves to sing, dance, and act. The homeowners love bold colors, so designer Claire Paquin used bright, royal blue fabric for the window treatments and a customized rug with the same color. The custom walnut dining table was made by 7th & Seventh Designs and is surrounded by Brno Chairs by Knoll. The chandelier is by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
Photography By Laurel Bern
Laurel Bern of Laurel Bern Interiors
The dining room is square so Designer Laurel Bern started with a round dining table and added chairs that don’t match the table. The clients love color and wallpaper. Bern chose a Thibaut wallpaper that works with the green paint of the hallway. The color was tempered with crisp white moldings and cabinetry. The kitchen has a French neoclassical feeling with a coffered ceiling; the designer copied that style for the dining room.
Photography By Tim Lee
Susan Carlson Interiors
This dining room is part of a new traditional center hall built in Armonk. The family moved from New York City from a small apartment and did not have dining room furniture, so everything was purchased specifically for this room. Though most families are doing away with the formal dining room, this client wanted to create a show-stopping design that would be the centerpiece of the house. Designer Susan Carlson’s goal was not only to create a space to accommodate friends and family, but to “bring back the grace and significance of formal entertaining in a way that is current and suitable for a young family.” Carlson’s favorite elements are the color and shape of the hand-blown Venetian glass lamps that “pop against the artwork by local artist Antoinette Wysocki and the other blues in the room,” and the curves and tufting of the custom-made dining chairs, which “evoke memories of a time when people lingered over great food, wine, and conversation,” says Carlson
Debra J. Gottlieb of Finelines Interiors
This modern and colorful dining room was pre-existing and opens to the great room. Most of the changes were cosmetic, including refinishing the wood floors with a gray/teak custom stain and covering the walls in wallpaper that gives the room texture. The hand-blown glass chandelier was custom-made by JGood Design. The client did not want a table with leaves, so woodworkers made a base that could support a heavy top, which was made from a travertine remnant cut into an oval. It was the biggest challenge, but it is also designer Debra Gottlieb’s favorite element in the room, along with the chairs by Dune.