DECORATING 101

This month, we bring you not one but two cov­etable din­ing room looks. In a low-bud­get makeover, home­owner and con­tribut­ing de­sign ed­i­tor Christine Han­lon swapped a soft tra­di­tional aes­thetic for a bolder one, but both are worth recre­at­ing.

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This month, we bring you two cov­etable din­ing room looks to achieve on a bud­get

Shelf Life

A STATELY HUTCH WITH GLASS DOORS IS THE BEST PLACE TO SHOW OFF PRIZED DISHWARE. TO LEND CON­TRAST AND CHAR­AC­TER TO HER DIS­PLAY, CON­TRIBUT­ING DE­SIGN ED­I­TOR CHRISTINE HAN­LON TRADED IN SIM­PLE WHITE CE­RAM­ICS FOR AN OFF­BEAT COL­LEC­TION OF SMALLER ITEMS, SUCH AS AN ENAMELWARE JUG AND TINTED STEMWARE.

Pal­ette Play

WHILE KEEP­ING MUCH OF THE FUR­NI­TURE THE SAME, THE STYLIST TOOK HER DIN­ING ROOM FROM LIGHT AND COZY TO DARK AND DREAMY BY FORGOING HER NEU­TRAL PAL­ETTE AND ADDING BOLD HITS OF BLACK, IN­TRO­DUCED THROUGH THE CHAIRS AND WALL COLOUR.

Ta­ble Talk

SIM­PLE AD­DI­TIONS LIKE A STRIPED TABLECLOTH AND TRENDY SERV­ING PIECES GIVE THE FAUX BAM­BOO DIN­ING TA­BLE A FRESH LOOK. THE STYLISH SETUP ALSO UN­DER­SCORES THE ROOM’S BLACK AND WHITE PAL­ETTE AND IM­PARTS A CA­SUAL FEEL.

De­tailed Eye

A SPACE EN­VELOPED IN A DARK MOODY HUE RUNS THE RISK OF LOOK­ING TOO SE­VERE. KEEP­ING THIS IN MIND, CHRISTINE TEMPERED THE NEW, DAR­ING SCHEME WITH WARM RUSTIC AC­CENTS, FROM A VIN­TAGE PHO­TO­GRAPH SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO HER EX­IST­ING TEX­TURED JUTE RUG.

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