White walls, spartan furnishings and exotic, native art give an understated elegance to this Porto Rafael hideaway, allowing the beautiful Mediterranean view to shine. Large windows and wide doorways bring in loads of natural light into this dining room and connect the space to its serene surroundings.
To make this dining room ready for the holidays, designers added sprigs of evergreen to the chandelier and buffet, then added wintry accessories like snow-dusted pinecones and a small white Christmas tree.
The massive dining table, constructed from a 250-year-old oak tree found on the property, is able to seat several people during large dinner parties. The dining chairs are covered with Scottish wool plaid for a warm, masculine look.
Throughout the house, the designers manipulated size, materials, surfaces and textures to achieve a balance that would fit with the natural setting. The use of native stone and timber maintained a connection with the surroundings and emphasized locally-sourced materials.
Just off the living room, a farmhouse-style industrial dining table paired with aluminum chairs create a chic and rustic space. A matching console table with an assortment of accessories ties the look together.