Dining in

Rosewood dining table and shelves | Design Hunter

I don't think I've ever shared images of our dining space here on Design Hunter before, so after reshuffling the shelves last week and repotting some of my rather neglected houseplants in an attempt to coax them into the growing season, I got my camera out and took a few pictures.

The ground floor of our home is an open plan kitchen, dining and living area. Because this one room has to accommodate lots of different activities - from cooking, to eating and watching TV - we've tried to define the space by creating different zones. The Gubi semi pendant light above the dining table divides the kitchen and living areas and marks out the dining zone. By drawing the gaze downwards it also adds a focal point to the room at a different eye level. The design is based on two quarter circles put together back to back. There's something very visually pleasing about this geometry and I never tire of gazing at its distinctive arc shape.

I picked up the 1960s rosewood dining table at an auction a couple of years ago. Luckily nobody else bid on it, so it was a bargain. I love the rich deep patina it has. The black J77 dining chairs are by Hay - a reissue of an original design by Folke Pålsson. I wanted the chairs to work with the style of the dining table without being too matchy matchy.

Succulents and books on shelf | Design Hunter

The Pleasure Dome is by Wireworks from Clippings (I've teamed up with them to offer an exclusive Design Hunter discount code at the bottom of this post). I like the idea of having a little fun with it by placing a different 'object of the day' inside each morning, but for now it's home to my black feather bookmark from Kosha.

Dining area and shelves | Design Hunter

The black candlesticks are by Robert Welch. We have lots of his designs, including a beautiful Alveston tea set that I bought for my husband as a Christmas present a few years ago. The Danish brass candlestick (one of a pair) was an ebay find. They get lots of use - we light them every single evening for dinner!


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