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Sep 30, 2015

High/low: Casually chic dining room

By: Mary Levitski
High/low: Casually chic dining room

A casually chic dining room. Author: Michael Nangreaves

High or Low
Sep 30, 2015

High/low: Casually chic dining room

By: Mary Levitski

We've put together two chic dining rooms on two polar opposite budgets. Can you tell the difference?


We serve up a casually chic dining room two ways: on a modest budget and a lavish one. Can you tell the difference?

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High/low: Casually chic dining room

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By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Casually chic dining room

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By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Casually chic dining room

Low: $9,556

1 Atelier branching 15-light iron chandelier with glass globe shades, Bouclair, $530. 2 Polyester drapery panels with grommets, 42" x 84", $70 per pair, HomeSense, $140. 3 Ceramic grey salad bowl, Elte, $50. 4 Premium burlap table runner, 14" x 132", Rustic Weddings, $14. 5 Lacquered suar wood Freeform dining table in Natural with powder-coated stainless steel base, 12', Artemano, $7,995. 6 IKEA PS 2012 dining chairs, $99 each, IKEA, $495. 7 Handmade jute Natural rug in Ivory & White, 8' x 10', O.co.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

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High: $17,144

1 Custom double-arm branching 6-light steel cHandelier in Antique Black with porcelain sock- ets, Lampcage, $845. 2 Lined cotton Wallace drapery panels in Grey with grommets, 52" x 84", $120 each, Crate and Barrel, $480. 3 Mud Australia large Pebble bowl in Ash, The Salt & Pepper Catering Co., $165. 4 Linen Way linen Toledo table runners in Natural, 17" x 67", $55 each, Love’co Home, $110 5 Siam limited edition lacquered suar wood Kinnari dining table with stainless steel base, 10', Artemano, $12,000. 6 Oak dining chairs in black finish, Art Shoppe, $2,395 ($479 each). 7 Wool Eli rug in Beige, 6' x 9', Structube, $1,149.  

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Casually chic dining room

Chic chadeliers

Our high and low chandeliers are organic in shape yet industrial in material: The dark metal arms resemble branches, while the clear glass globes emulate fruit. Just as no two trees on earth are identical, the branching trend has yielded a whole crop of variations. Here are three that are sure to quickly grow on you.   HIGH Eight-light aluminum and steel Bistro Globe Clear Glass in Brass, Restoration Hardware, $1,250 US. MEDIUM Ten-light bronze-finished metal Mid Century Orb, Pottery Barn, $658. LOW Six-light plated-metal Mobile in Antique Bronze, West Elm, $299.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Casually chic dining room

DIY candleholders

Turning a set of unassuming mismatched glass bottles into a show-stopping display is as easy as one, two, three. One: Spray-paint the vessels a matte black (apply a few coats, allowing to fully dry between them). Two: Adorn each with a black taper candle or stalk of feathery green grass or leave empty. Three: Line them up loosely. TIP Reusing old bottles? To remove any sticky residue from labels, scrub with a dab of peanut butter.   1 Vintage-look glass bottles, $52 per set of 24, through designers, Hofland, $52 per set of 24. 2 Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch spray paint in Flat Black, The Home Depot, $8.  

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Casually chic dining room

Flat-woven rug

A low-maintenance natural-fibre flat-woven rug is a chic no-brainer, but the winning texture is up to you. 1 Braided wool: A single twisted thick wool strand that’s sewn row by row to a backing has a braided look. Handmade Eli in Beige with cotton backing, 6' x 9', Structube, $1,149. 2 Knotty jute: Loosely twisted strands of nubbly jute are woven together to create a knotted texture. Lohals, 6' x 8', IKEA, $99. 3 Fine sisal: Tightly woven in a subtle box pattern, this sisal boasts a smart cotton border. NuLoom Alexa Eco with cotton border in Beige, 8' x 10', O.co, $283.  

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home

High/low: Casually chic dining room

Deck the table

No matter how delectable the food at your next dinner party, this solid suar wood table- top promises to be the star. Covering the intricate lacquered surface with a tablecloth would be a decor sin, but leaving it exposed to spills and scratches would be doubly so. Get the best of both worlds with a neutral table runner– whether it’s a simple unadorned option or one with subtle details, such as a fringed edge or an embroidered border. FROM BOTTOM 1 Fringed linen Beckett in Natural, 20" x 90", Crate and Barrel, $70. 2 Linen Way embroidered linen Duet in Natural & Yellow, 19" x 67" and linen Luke Herringbone in Natural, 18" x 59", $44, Love’co Home, $44. 3 Linen Way linen Toledo in Beige, 17" x 67", Love’co Home, $55. 4 Stainless steel forks with melamine handles in Brown, Zara Home, $6 each.

By: Mary Levitski Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea Mccdrindle Credits: Style at Home
 
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