Great Spaces: A Modern, New York–Inspired Dining Nook
A trip to the Big Apple inspires an eating-area makeover replete with bold hues and cozy textures.
An inspiring New York trip had the owner of this Vancouver home ready for a playful, modern refresh. Designer Sophie Burke’s first step to create a chic and quirky hotel vibe? Replacing an antique wooden bench with a custom banquette, and adding a slim walnut Zeitraum table with clever slanted legs that make it easy to slide in and out along the bench.
Piles of soft-pink and mauve-striped mohair cushions create a cheerful, cozy scene, but the sweetly coloured accents are balanced by sophisticated grey linen Maxalto chairs and an oversized Iskos-Berlin-designed Muuto pendant lamp. Of course, no ode to New York would be complete without a little Warhol: the homeowner relocated a beloved original from another room for a final, lively splash of neon.
The Muuto Grey Under the Bell lamp ($1,149) pairs a playful shape with a sophisticated hue. muuto.com
Piles of silk hand-loomed pillows (from $18) make a cozy spot to curl up on a Sunday morning. westelm.com
Customize these Maxalto chairs ($1,700) in your favourite fabric. bebitalia.com
This slim walnut Zeitraum table ($7,240) is the perfect size for tight spaces. zeitraum-moebel.de