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Last Look: Caroline Brackett's Classic Dining Room Design

Caroline Brackett Studio of Design, in Greenville, SC, updates a dining room with vintage and fresh modern touches. 

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Last Look, Caroline Brackett Studio of Design
Caroline Brackett pairs old and new to create this classic dining room with modern touches.

 Caroline Brackett Studio of Design, in Greenville,  SC, set out to create a stylish yet comfortable dining room. The materials, motifs and antiques make this room a classic.

Caroline Brackett, Dining Room Design


Design Points of Interest

1. The table and the sideboard were passed down from family to my clients and are antique. In every project, we strive to seamlessly mix new and old, so we loved the idea of using these existing pieces in the space.

 2. The color and texture of the dining room chairs, which are velvet, are a texture play with the wallcovering, which is a painted grasscloth. We love mixing textures as well as styles, which is why we chose this chair fabric. It brings out one of the colors in the wallpaper, and they really stand out in the room. Fully upholstered dining chairs are always more inviting and comfortable in our opinion, and we feel that these chairs beckon you to come sit at the table.

 3. The wallpaper is one of my all-time favorites by Lee Jofa. I wanted this room to be interesting and intimate at the same time. This paper keeps your eye scanning the room and really creates a lot of movement. There was no need for additional artwork as it serves that purpose as well. We love the colors and texture of the grasscloth. The silk drapes with contrasting decorative tape are another way to incorporate a different texture to the room as well as bringing out another color in the paper — oxblood red. The rug is a subtle greek key/geometric pattern that pairs nicely with the floral/scenic paper. It’s all about a healthy tension between the design elements.

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