Hello everyone, Nancy of Marcus Design here with another Dissecting the Details installment! With the holiday season upon us, I find I am always on the lookout for dining room inspiration. I love a gorgeous tabletop spread, and I love to see how designers create inviting spaces for family & friends to enjoy together. Brittany Bromley constantly inspires me; the Bedford NY-based designer shows us how to dine in effortless style, with the perfect mix of comfort & class. Let’s look at 3 key features Brittany utilizes to accomplish this:
Whether several pieces grouped together or a single stand-out piece, the artwork in each of these spaces really does make the room sing. Look back at the images above and imagine the space without the art – the same feeling in each room could never be accomplished without it! I also love the addition of a mirror or two, not only does it expand the space but it also adds another element of sparkle.
Wallpaper is definitely a go-to for Brittany’s stunning dining room designs. I adore the texture in the grasscloth examples above, and I’m a huge fan of the Sandberg Raphael pattern. Note that in almost every room featured in this post Brittany has implemented a stand out wallpaper. An all-over wallcovering makes for a cocoon-effect that will surely have your guests feeling cozy.
Brittany is a master at mixing gorgeous deep hues, luxurious linens, and special touches to her tabletop decor. I adore her use of traditional China patterns, or even the beautiful fresh look of Christopher Spitzmiller’s marbelized plates. Add a monogrammed napkin, a gorgeous place card holder like the charming elephants in the second-to-last image, and you will be sure to impress your guests this holiday season!