Great Spaces: Modern Dining Room
A walnut and white design makes a bright modern space feel warm and welcoming.
Designer D’Arcy Jones pared this formerly fussy space down to a limited colour range: cool grey concrete, warm walnut and white millwork. That quiet palette opened up the opportunity to get creative with each material; behind thedining table, for example, walnut drawers morph into low modern wainscotting on the other walls to wrap the room. Part of the ceiling is dropped to disguise the mechanics of the building, but the rest is exposed to create the illusion that the concrete door to runs up the pillar and onto the ceiling itself.