January 22, 2019

Inspiration to Reality: Restaurant to Dining Room

On my flight home last night I was reading one of the airline magazines as I silently prayed Henry would not have a complete meltdown during our delay (he didn’t, such a good boy) and spotted a small picture of a GORGEOUS space that turned out to be the Plume restaurant in DC.  I adore the scenic grisaille wallpaper combined with the brass accents and antique details.

I thought this would be a great jumping off point for a dining room, so I created the design for one inspired by the space.  I think it’s awesome and would love to see it executed! Maybe in my next house! :)

  1. This mural paper is actually of Virginia, so it’s very close to what is shown in the Plume restaurant which I believe is of Thomas Jefferson’s estate Monticello.
  2. A vintage Federal mirror looks great above a buffet or a fireplace.
  3. I have wanted to use this chandelier for YEARS- just adore it!
  4. Simple sconces with crystal stems make a slightly modern statement.
  5. A pair of brass pheasants for a mantel (I have a pair like this on mine, actually) or on a buffet.
  6. Grey silk draperies look great against this wallpaper.
  7. I think this table from Ballard is amazing with the brass strapping around the edges. I’d do it in a walnut finish in this room.
  8. Another Ballard piece, these Louis style chairs would have grey velvet fronts and a stripe on the back.
  9. This simple grey sisal rug in a classic Greek Key pattern is the perfect thing to ground the space.

And if you want to get fancy and use a tablecloth, you could have one made with greek key trim around the base of the skirt in a charcoal and white colorway. Would be very pretty!


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