Evelyn's Blog

……………….. DESIGN AND INSPIRATION

Define your Dining Style….

Dining Rooms are your Stage, your opportunity to kick it up a notch and add some Drama to your eating experience. Whether you’re casual or formal or something in between, your dining room is the place to have fun and express yourself.

It all begins with the furniture….then the accessories, dishes etc. Here are some tables and chairs from Woodcraft  which I’ve selected to help identify your style and personal expression.  The company was created Over thirty years ago,  with a straightforward name and a simple philosophy. Handcrafted, fairly priced, proudly Canadian made to order. I appreciate their attention to detail , customer service and continuing dedication to maintaining traditional principles of quality furniture production. Here are 5 looks from Woodcraft which you can identify yourself with, to narrow down what your Dining Style is…

1. Modern Contemporary:  Sophisicated, uncomplicated and glamorous. This look is not inexpensive, it requires the ‘less is more’ principle with items which are quality fit and finish.

I love this table...it's sleek, sexy and so sophisticated...the 3 s's. I've used this table in a Client's city condo , it is a piece of art on its own.

I love this table…it’s sleek, sexy and so sophisticated…the 3 s’s. I’ve used this table in a Client’s city condo , it is a piece of art on its own.

This chair is shapely, comfortable with just enough details to give it that custom look.

This chair is shapely, comfortable with just enough details to give it that custom look.

2.Transitional : This look takes the Traditional elements and simplifies them by eliminating the details…almost like squinting your eyes at a traditional piece and only seeing the outline.

This Transitional table suits most spaces, not too contemporary or too traditional. In a dark finish, it provides a graphic , simple statement. I love the legs pinced into a pedestal base, easy to maneuver around , good for a tight space.

This Transitional table suits most spaces, not too contemporary or too traditional. In a dark finish, it provides a graphic , simple statement. I love the legs pinced into a pedestal base, easy to maneuver around , good for a tight space.

Clean lines form the contemporary world and the traditional lines of a classic captain chair

Clean lines form the contemporary world and the traditional lines of a classic captain chair

3. City Rustic: The trend of taking industrial, elements and mixing them with country elements is a hot trend which is perfect for the sophisticated casual Urban Dweller. Iron details , hand made finishes with some distressing give this look its signature.

This table is FANTASTIC...it takes all the elements of rustic and pumps up the sophistication factor.

This table is FANTASTIC…it takes all the elements of rustic and pumps up the sophistication factor.

This chair has the lines which coordinate with the city rustic look perfectly..chunky and simply styled.

This chair has the lines which coordinate with the city rustic look perfectly..chunky and simply styled.

4. Country Rustic: This is a casual look, perfect for Cottage or City home…durable and family friendly. Baskets and oil rubbed bronze finishes suit this look.

This table is a classic and timeless design suited for cottage or city...the chunky X base has  a nice graphic look and depending on the colour and finish, you can beef up the country or city quotient

This table is a classic and timeless design suited for cottage or city…the chunky X base has a nice graphic look and depending on the colour and finish, you can beef up the country or city quotient

A classic country chair with straight clean lines. In a dark colour it has a more formal city look, while in a light honey stain, it would have a more casual country look.

A classic country chair with straight clean lines. In a dark colour it has a more formal city look, while in a light honey stain, it would have a more casual country look.

5. New Traditional:  Not your Grandma’s Traditional…the New Traditional is elegant and timeless. Traditional always works and always suits. All you have to do is change the accessories, fabrics and other elements around this look in order to make it appropriate for it’s time.

This table is GORGEOUS!! Sassy Traditional, like your Grandma's table with Tabasco! It is perfect for any space. you can add a very traditional chair or a simple contemporary to express yourself accordingly. This one is an investment... like a fabulous LBD ( little black dress)

This table is GORGEOUS!! Sassy Traditional, like your Grandma’s table with Tabasco! It is perfect for any space. you can add a very traditional chair or a simple contemporary to express yourself accordingly. This one is an investment… like a fabulous LBD ( little black dress)

This chair is Traditional and Classic, the fabric is the key to expressing yourself and your personal style.

This chair is Traditional and Classic, the fabric is the key to expressing yourself and your personal style.

So there it is…you can truly express yourself in your dining room…take the opportunity to set the stage for your hosting duties and make it an environment which will compliment your home and your lifestyle.

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