Photography by Garrett Rowland
Claudia Tejeda: Claudia Giselle Design
Location: Briarcliff Manor
This dining room designed for a family who love to entertain mixes traditional and modern. The wainscoting and crown molding add formality, while the mix of wood-and-brass detailing and the gold-and-gray palette add a contemporary touch. The challenge in this room was providing the option to host a variety of party sizes without crowding the space. This was achieved by using a custom expandable rectangular table that can accommodate 12 guests. There is also a custom sideboard for storing fine china, silverware, and crystal.
Photography by Caronine Garbutt
Tiffany Costanzo: C Studio Design
The homeowners, who love color and pattern, wanted something big and bold in their dining room, so the designer went for it. The color and the furniture and accessory choices are striking yet elegant, and they tie in with the rest of the house. “I think the dining room ultimately [incorporates] the elements used throughout and takes them up a notch, so it is really the most luxurious public space in the house,” says designer Tiffany Costanzo. The curtains are bright citrine; the patterned wallpaper brings out the marble in the dining table. The chairs, in gold and navy blue, add glamour yet work well with the contemporary light fixture.
Photography by Jane Beiles
Rajni Alex: Rajni Alex Design
The challenge for this design was to make a small space look bigger while including a large dining room table that already belonged to the homeowners. Designer Rajni Alex chose a light and airy wallpaper called Strata, from Apparatus Studio, to add texture. He also installed a mirror, to add glamour and bounce light, a trick that makes the room seem larger than it is. The Robert Abbey chandelier was also already in the possession of the homeowner. To complement it, Alex chose white-linen curtains with shimmering Holly Hunt trim. They were layered with Hartmann & Forbes woven shades. The area rug was chosen so as not to fight with the space, completing the serene yet glamorous vibe.