Monday, January 7, 2013
When it works, repeat.
When I spotted this photo on Pinterest the other day, I knew immediately who had designed the space, even before I read February's issue of House Beautiful.
Peter Dunham, of course.
Not only am I a big fan, he also designed one of my favorite dining rooms ever:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this second picture is from Dunham's own house. If I remember, he picked up those chairs at an estate sale. They are slightly different than the those in the first photo, and as I know Peter Dunham has his own line of furniture, I'm wondering if they are not reproductions?
Anyway, note also the use of the tufted, olive banquette. In the HB article, which I pored over, Dunham says he used outdoor fabric to upholster it. He added that when you tuft any kind of fabric, it automatically elevates the look. Hmmm. Food for thought.
If you have the newest issue of HB, get it out. You'll see other little repeats from his own dining room in the new article.
So yeah, when it works, repeat.