|A fabulous Los Angeles dining room that combines inherited pieces with new! (above)|
Was out to dinner just last week with friend Kristi Bender who is a partner at Wendy Schwartz Design here in Los Angeles (Kristi was with the group when we went to that restaurant that wouldn’t serve us carbs!). Whenever there is a group dinner and Kristi and I sit next to each other we can’t stop talking design. Love her. Or maybe I think it is “we” but it is just “me” who can’t stop talking about design and Kristi indulges my obsession by chatting with me.
Anyhoo00, the other night we were out and about town with a group and we got to talking about Wendy Schwartz who helped design Kristi’s house and who Kristi is now partnering with in an interior design firm. They do all kinds of wonderful modern interiors that have a cool eclectic vibe. When I got home that night, I remembered seeing photos of Kristi’s dining room and I thought…”I must feature this on COCOCOZY”. So I wrote to Kristi and she sent along these delightful photos and great resource information.
Kristi and her family live in a Tudor home in Hancock Park. The dining room project was a fun challenge because Kristi wanted to work around the dining chairs she and her husband inherited from his parents. Very traditional chairs…Chippendale chairs…something you might see in a very old English style home. Well Wendy and Kristi kept the chairs pretty much as they were but then artfully painted a room around them…filled with mid century modern pieces, some classic reproductions and even a rug from my design crush Jonathan Adler. Love this living room. Perfect blend. New traditions and old traditions combine.
So today…after many many months of not doing one…I am bringing you a DESIGNER ROOM RECREATE! Here’s how you can get the look of this room too!
|Baker Furniture – Surrey Side Chair – $1670 (Mahogany solids. COM – customer provides fabric. From Michael S. Smith collection. Armchair is $1827)(above)|
|FS Schumacher – Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis (100% linen. Citrine and ivory)(above)|
|DWR – Murano Glass Chandelier – $2940 (Opaque white Murano glass chandelier. Made in Italy. Reproduction of a 17th century design)(above)|
|Hive Modern – Saarinen Dining Table White Laminate – $4402 for 72″L oval top (above)|
|Farrow & Ball – Teresa’s Green – $100/gallon (Comes in a variety of finishes including high gloss and egg shell) (above)|
|Z Gallerie – Vendome Pillar Holder – on sale $29.99; regular $37.95-39.95 (Mercury glass candle holder.)(above)|
|Jonathan Adler – Magic Carpet Rug – $650 (4’x6′. Hand-made, 100% llama’s wool. Made in Peru)(above)|
What do you think of this dining room? What pieces might you include in your home? Anything inherited in your space that you’ve worked around to create design magic?
P.S. Please excuse any typos and missing curtain match…am running and will fix later!
Room photos: from Kristi Bender of Wendy Schwartz Design