Have you gone to Architectural Digest‘s 29 stunning celebrity dining rooms gallery? I got the email today and got to say, I picked 2 clear favourites:
After perusing the dining rooms and taking note of my instant reactions, two things hit me:
1. I haven’t swayed from my preference of round dining tables with solid central bases.
2. Less is more.
Having said that, Brooke Shield‘s dining room was a clear winner for me:
Every element is allowed to shine in its own right, yet the central focus of the room is the dinner event, shared with family and friends. Not even the lamps are allowed to overshadow the wallpaper!
And yet, the wallpaper chosen doesn’t take glory over that table. An intimate setting designed for a warm person!
I have been looking for dining tables with the same elements: marble-topped, central, rich, solid wood base… (but with an obviously way more modest pricetag).
The other dining room that captivated because it was raw yet elegant was Gerard Butler’s dining room:
How stunning is that room left raw and unpolished?
You also got to check out the rest of his New York Chelsea loft. In his worlds, Butler created a “bohemian old-world rustic château with a taste of baroque”. His entrance hall is stunning in its… raw-ness:
Yet you know that it’s loved; the polished floors and obvious attention to detail and deliberateness speaks for itself.
The husband thinks is “ghastly” and “who puts chandeliers in those kind of rooms!??” But I love it. Not my choice for living but man it would be a treat to have an evening of food, fun and laughter in such a deliberate and individual space!