5.17.2011

dining in the dark

Dark colors can easily make a room seem, well, dark. These dining rooms are anything but that. They perfectly blend the drama of dark slate with stark white to create rooms full of interest and contrast. And those amazing wood floors--don't even get me started, sigh.
(via d magazine and boston magazine)

23 comments:

sherri lynn said...

Oh I love that second one! What a bold contrast between the walls and that beautiful white wainscoting!

17 Perth said...

Oh wow! I am love love loving the 2nd photo!! Gorgeous!

Ambyr said...

The wood floor in the first picture is amazing, love all the details. The second photo has the most beautiful walls. I love the stark white wood and deep sultry brown walls. Amazing.

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OneMoment said...

Unfortunately not my style :(

MrJeffery said...

love the contrast. i really like high gloss black accents.

Julie said...

I love the paint color in the last dining room contrasting with the white...pretty!

Big Bean Bag Shop said...

Such beautiful dark rooms. Makes me whish I hadn't painted mine plain white now. Love the wood panelling in the second image.

Mae said...

Great design but not my taste. Still, between the two styles, I'd pick the second one

Becky D @ Kings Down Road said...

that second one is stunning!!

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Intrigue and Inspire said...

I love high contrast spaces. I just featured some black painted walls for offices on my blog a couple of days ago.
I feel like I'm spotting some Jurgen Bey Light Shades in your first photo but I don't believe they were made as standing lamps. It doesn't matter, I love them anyways!

South of Market said...

Both are beautiful -- particularly swooning over #1. Are there any more images of that space?

Ridgely's Radar said...

WOW - that floor in the first picture is such a wonderful surprise! love it! and that white paneling with the dark walls in number two is a wonderful contrast. Wopuld love to be invited for a meal at both houses!

Ennay said...

Second picture def catches my attention more than the first. I like looking at it but I dont think I could live there. To me the dark color gives a low ceiling effect next to the white, i'd be hunching my back in that room.

Couture Carrie said...

Stunning!
Especially loving the second dining room!

xoxox,
CC

CLARA said...

I LOVE the first photo.. The oversize lamps are adorable! I can just picture them in my dinning room..

Clara

Aliza said...

I just did darkish gray paint with white wainscoting...so glad to see how awesome these rooms look!

Jones said...

I always try to convince my clients to go darker then they want. When they trust me and go for it, they are always over the moon happy with the results. Thanks for the great inspiration! Chic Rooms

Cindy said...

They really do complement. Nice work.

Sheesham Furniture said...

That second image is stunning. Really like how the dark blue contrasts with the stark white of the wood panels.

Room Lighting said...

The wall in the second picture is stunning and of course, that lighting fixture is crazy beautiful.

Manny@ bean bag chair said...

Wow, the dining room below is gorgeous. The solid wood table matches perfectly with the chairs. I'm loving the entire room.

Shelley said...

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