Living Room & Dining Room
Jan 27, 2013

Interior: Gold and espresso dining room

By: Suzanne Moutis

Interior: Gold and espresso dining room Author: Style At Home

Living Room & Dining Room
Jan 27, 2013

Interior: Gold and espresso dining room

By: Suzanne Moutis

Sometimes the bare essentials just aren’t enough. Here, sophisticated layers of texture in trendy tones of cream, espresso and gold elevate the ordinary and put the cozy finishing touches on Style at Home executive editor Suzanne Moutis’s elegant dining room.

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The before
Executive editor Suzanne Moutis’s dining room had the bare essentials but lacked the interplay of colour and texture that would make it shine.

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1 Luxe fabrics

A fresh coat of paint and new linen drapes that feature a refined pattern of embroidery instantly cozy up the dining room; the gold silk edging offers extra texture.

2 Found objects

Purely by happenstance, a fretwork panel scooped up by the side of the road a few streets away perfectly echoes the pattern and tones of the drapery fabric.

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3 Coveted chandelier

I knew I wanted this capiz chandelier the first time I saw it in all its frothy beauty, and saved for months before buying. I love how it lends dimension to the space.

4 Ideal wallpaper
This spectacular wallpaper pattern, with its glowy, party-under-the-stars vibe, immediately caught my attention. It was the starting point for the fabric selection and the palette. Even my little dog Spencer now matches the decor!

5 Vintage collections

The dining room’s decorating scheme offers an excellent backdrop to display a few prized pieces of my creamy vintage pottery.

6 Black accents
Glossy black faux bamboo dining chairs reflect the bamboo fronds in the wallpaper and help to ground the look.

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7 Framed treasures

Meaningful vignettes, such as this grouping of framed antique Greek coins belonging to my husband and an ancient arrowhead that I dug up in the garden as a child, add character.

8 Mid-century mood
The patina and silhouette of the round brass bar cart give off a retro vibe, fitting for my stylish 1958 home. gold-diningroom-essentials.jpg
Photography by Ryan Brook/TC Media


Get the look

FABRIC Barbara Barry Sanskrit fabric in Nugget, Kravet/Lee Jofa Canada.
FLATWARE Gold flatware, West Elm.
FABRIC Kravet Smart 24685- 814 fabric , Kravet/Lee Jofa Canada.
FABRIC Candice Olson 9580-140 fabric, Kravet/Lee Jofa Canada.
FABRIC Groundworks Water Stripe Embroidered fabric in Charcoal, Kravet/Lee Jofa Canada.
WALLPAPER Cole & Son Gondola 89/8031 wallpaper in Brown, Kravet/Lee Jofa Canada.
WALL PAINT Off White 3 wall paint, Farrow & Ball.
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Interior: Gold and espresso dining room