Let's just start off by saying that I love this dramatic and classic dining room by Erin, one of the ladies behind the blog, Suburban Bitches. I'd planned on doing something similar with black and white walls in our dining room until our plans for this house changed recently. There's so much about this room that makes it great so let's get started!
I love, love, love contrast in a space. It really warms it up and makes it pop. Black and white are obviously contrasting colors but than you throw in the touches of brass and that rug and it's all just so perfect.
Because of the high contrast of the black and white, this space could have come off feeling stark, but the rug, brown leather chairs, furry textiles, and touches of brass warm it right up and make it feel cozy and inviting.
3. Focal Point
The art is a lovely and interesting focal point and the two pendant lights frame it perfectly drawing your eyes right to it.
There are 3 different light sources that I see in this photo. The beautiful pendant lights, the lamp on the buffet, and than how about those lovely sconces above the windows? I love how they add an unexpected and warm touch to this room as well as additional light.
5. Inviting place setting
Let's be real, I'm sure this table doesn't look like this every day but it sure does make me want to walk into this photo and sit down for whatever they're having. Setting the table pretty can be a special treat sometimes and looks great in photographs.
Did you notice that there are three different styles of chairs in this dining room? A tight color scheme with the chairs keeps it from feeling busy and keeps the room feeling classic as well.
7. Board and Batten
The board and batten on the wall really kicks this room up a notch and takes it from being ho hum to looking tailored and special.
8. Color Scheme
The color scheme is tight in here. To me a tight and simple color scheme really makes a space stand out. Black and white is obviously the color scheme here. It is timeless and classic and will never go out of style and the rug adds that punch of color that makes it come alive.
Did you notice that it's painted black as well? I love it! A lot of times people don't think about the ceiling but it can totally change the room. This black ceiling works well here because of the natural light that comes in through the room. It keeps it from looking too dark and heavy and the sconce light bouncing off of it is also a pretty touch. I'd love to see it at night!
I really love the white combined with the wood drawers of the buffet in the back. It keeps with the color scheme while still adding warmth, and the styling is simple and pretty but doesn't distract from the art above it.
Well that's what I have for this space! What about you guys? What do you love about this dining room? Would you ever consider painting your ceiling black? I'm dying for the day I can do something so dramatic!
You can check out the before's and the rest of this beautiful dining room here. It's totally worth the time!
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