Neutral tones create a sophisticated and calm atmosphere in this dining room. The rectangle dining table is surrounded with light wood chairs featuring cream cushion upholstery and a nailhead trim finish. A white area rug and white molding brighten the room and provide a break in the beige and wood finishes. Antique style garden tools mounted as wall art and a heavy neutral meal chandelier highlight the farmhouse influence in the design.
The Moroccan lanterns and table runner add a global touch to this small dining area with a thin table made from railroad ties and a contemporary metal base. A mixture of seating - two antique chairs and a distressed bench - bring in a rustic quality.
To create drama, think of each decorative element in reference to its visual weight and shape. This table for four is lacking in a table cloth or runner; instead, different textures and sheens of varied materials, from the seagrass and cork chargers to the antique brass place setting and the coarse texture of the thistle centerpiece, anchor the tablescape.