Stylist Jackie Brown has teamed up with Su­per Amart to demon­strate how to cre­ate a retro-style din­ing room

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YOUR DIN­ING ROOM is where you gather with friends and fam­ily to share meals and en­joy each other’s com­pany. Go­ing for the retro look is per­fect for creat­ing a smart yet ca­sual din­ing room you’ll want to linger in.

STEP ONE As­sess your space. Is your din­ing room bet­ter suited to a round or rec­tan­gu­lar ta­ble? This is the eas­i­est way to nar­row down your op­tions.

STEP TWO Choose the size of your din­ing ta­ble. Think about how many peo­ple you need to seat. A six-seater is ideal for a fam­ily of four to six peo­ple. It’s also a great size for en­ter­tain­ing.

STEP THREE Choose the style of your din­ing suite. Retro-look pieces are in­cred­i­bly ver­sa­tile and work with many in­te­rior styles. The most im­por­tant thing is to choose a tim­ber stain that works with the rest of your decor. Go for ei­ther a match or to­tal con­trast to make your din­ing suite a fea­ture.

STEP FOUR Ac­ces­sorise! This is where you get to add your per­sonal touch to your din­ing room. Vases are great for adding in­ter­est. Try ei­ther one large piece or a group of smaller ones. Fill­ing them with flow­ers and green­ery will freshen up the space as well as add colour.

“Use ac­cent pieces like these to give your din­ing room per­son­al­ity and don’t for­get to add green­ery!”

SWATCHES FROM LEFT Taub­mans En­dure in Tun­dra Mist. Dulux Wash & Wear in Pale Parch­ment. Sher­win-Wil­liams Cash­mere in Naval. Dulux Wash & Wear in Venus Fly­trap.

VASES FROM TOP Kan­dara vase, $24.95, Wil­low vase, $19.95 Tal­low vase, $24.95. ABOVE Elli 7-piece din­ing suite, $599. UN­DER $600


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