I can honestly say that this dining room designed by Megan Rice Yager is one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen. The thing I love most about it is the contrast, the unexpected juxtaposition of rustic and refined elements. The walls are covered in reclaimed wood panels yet the furnishings are fine reproductions of French antiques. It is a relaxed cabin-style space elegantly dressed up.
A large farmhouse table surrounded by dining chairs slipcovered in Pindler & Pindler’s Tyrone Irish linen create a beautiful focal point. An antique pendant lantern centered above the table and gilt framed artwork add a touch of glamour.
The blue and white color mix is always a winner and this is no exception. The floors are painted a wide stripe in Farrow & Ball’s Hardwick White alternating with a soft navy blue- Benjamin Moore’s Evening Dove.
The dining area is open to a farmhouse style kitchen with cabinets painted the same Farrow & Ball Hardwick White. Stainless-steel appliances and an industrial strength faucet are in stark contrast with the rustic surroundings.
This project was published a decade ago, yet it still feels fresh because simplicity and elegance will always stand the test of time.
Photography by Luca Trovato for House Beautiful. You can head over to their website for more details and resources.