ditto :: minimal maximal dining
Monday, March 11, 2013 by {darlene}

Today’s ditto * is a look at a minimal maximal dining space.

What in the world do I mean by minimal maximal? Well, the amazing dining room below is “minimal” in that the room is quite sparse. There is not an excess of accessories or furnishings. But it is “maximal” because the individual choices are “big” in impact. The chandy, the wallpaper, the fabric, the materials. All have the power of presence, yet in a classic way.

*{What exactly is a ditto? :: The list below will break down for you many of the decorating concepts that are employed in this great space. As with all of our dittos, let’s study the DETAILS of what makes this space SO AMAZING, so that we can learn how to add more beauty to our own homes!!! And, as always, I look forward to hearing from you and finding out what you would ditto, too. So, be thinking!}

minimal maximal dining

 {via Elle Decor, design by Matthew Patrick Smyth}

 

DITTO :: {WHAT I WOULD STEAL FROM THIS SPACE}:

1.    THAT WALLPAPER.

No wallflower here. Maximum impact instead! This dining room features wallpapers by Schumacher. Yet, the only space it takes up is a few millimeters off of the walls. Gutsy wallpaper is a fantastic way to get maximal impact in minimal space. Ditto!

2.   A SHOW-STOPPING CHANDELIER. 

If you are hoping for  a glam and gorgeous space, do NOT skimp on your chandy. A chandy is the equivalent of jewelry. You can take the most dull outfit and make it fabulous if you do the jewelry right. The same can be said of chandeliers, without a doubt. This tiered chandy is from Corbett Lighting. But huge-impact chandy’s can still be had for a song.  Ditto!!

3.  FOR A NEUTRAL COLORED ROOM, KEEP BRILLIANT FLOWERS ON HAND.

This room could feel a bit lifeless. Just cover up the flower arrangement! The walls and the chandy still dance, but you cannot underestimate the importance of those beautiful flowers that overflow on the table. I know that plants make a huge difference in my home, whether they are just greens picked from my yard, or a bunch of sunflowers from the grocery store. ditto!

4.  BLACK AND WHITE.

This is all about contrast. Contrast is key in excellent decorating. The black and white is a simple scheme: minimal. But together, they create a dramatic contrasting energy: maximal. Ditto.

5.  DINING IN THE ROUND.

A round dining table does not work in every dining room or in every home, but I love them because they are perfect for conversation. Is this stunning round dining table made from marble? Alabaster? It is amazing.

6.  DARE TO ADD FABRIC TO A DINING ROOM.

This is not for everyone. And personally, I don’t think you should have rooms that you hardly ever use. BUT, if you should happen to already have a dining room that barely gets used, and I can’t talk you into making it into a more useful space, then, by all means, you should add some fabric! Not everyone gets the chance to add gorgeous fabrics to their dining spaces!

7.  MINIMAL ACCESSORIES.

This room has all the accessories it needs, but nothing more. The room breathes because it is not overflowing with stuff. Therefore, the beauty of the room’s pieces shine through from “maximal” impact. Ditto!

 

 

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SO much goodness.

Love anything I did not mention? or…

WHAT WOULD YOU DITTO {STEAL} FROM THIS SPACE, 1-7? SOMETHING ELSE?

I LOVE HEARING YOUR THOUGHTS!

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Ditto, ditto, ditto on that wallpaper! Did I say ditto?

  • I would ditto all of it, except the mirror frame!!

  • You break down a room and it’s details SO well!!! I would not have been able to seperate all those details an figured out what I like/don’t like without your analysis!

    SO, while I love the wallpaper, I would never do a full room in it…fun to look at, not live with…I’d do ONE wall though ;) I also don’t care for the mirror, lampshades or rug…I’d choose differently, but can appreciate them in that design.

    I fully ditto the chandelier, flowers and chairs…oh, those velvet chairs!

    I’m doing our family room in khaki, beige, black and orange right now, with a pinch of blue or green in time (just getting window treatments and carpet right now…), so neutrals with accent (the yummy orange flowers) is right up my decorating alley!

    Thanks for breaking it all down and sharing with us!!

  • Hi, beautiful site but there is a issue whereby sometimes I get sent back to the root page when I look at different posts within this site.

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