Raj Ka­pahi’s

Wicker Em­po­rium pres­i­dent din­ing room

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What makes this room your favourite?

We have an awe­some din­ing room table. It’s from In­dia and it’s got a nice sim­ple con­tem­po­rary de­sign. There’s a lot of nat­u­ral solid wood in the space, but at the same time it’s very con­tem­po­rary with sim­ple clean lines. The feel is re­ally con­tem­po­rary and rus­tic—it’s filled with nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als.

The in­spi­ra­tion

We only eat at the din­ing room table when we’re hav­ing friends over so it’s usu­ally spe­cial. Most of my mem­o­ries of en­ter­tain­ing close friends are in that room—so maybe that’s also why I like it so much.

Key de­tails

There are pen­dant lights that we picked up from Wicker Em­po­rium that are from In­dia as well. They’re a rus­tic white­wash and have a cool geo­met­ric de­sign. The din­ing chairs are a lit­tle bit less con­tem­po­rary—they’re cov­ered in a linen fab­ric and have tuft­ing on them.

The room it­self is open-con­cept. It’s a cor­ner unit so there’s lots of nat­u­ral light that flows into the room through the front and sides of the house. There are all dif­fer­ent tones of grey in this house. The floor is a medium grey and the walls are a light grey so it’s pretty cur­rent. I find nowa­days peo­ple tend to dec­o­rate and paint us­ing more grey tones and less of the browns and the beiges that were in fash­ion five or 10 years ago.

The room be­cause is so nat­u­ral. The woods aren’t stained, they just have a clear-coat matte wa­ter-base fin­ish, and they look re­ally nice with all the grey tones on the floor and the walls.

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