Creating an elegant, elite dining space takes more than just money; it takes an eye for design. Knowing how to blend all the elements of the room into one cohesive design can create a dining room your guests will remember for a long time.
It is important to first analyze the space your dining room will occupy; it is best not to make any style choices until after this step. The structure and architecture of the space will be the one unchangeable element in the room design. Look over the room and see if there are any strong visual elements to work with. These include large windows, vaulted ceilings, any exposed beams and built in cabinets or woodwork. Once this step has been done look for styles that naturally go with the room; a serious design mistake is to try working against the natural architecture of a space. The human eye is drawn towards symmetry and in order for a room to be visually pleasing everything must come together in harmony.
Many different styles of design can be made more luxurious; it’s not as much about the style as it is the way it’s done. Most elite dining spaces are striking; while the design is fluid and harmonious it has a few features that really make the space pop. A large, beautiful table should be the focal point of any elite dining room. The chairs should either incorporate rich upholstery, fine woodwork or bold slipcovers. The fixture directly above the dining table should be fine and dramatic; a tasteful chandelier is a classic statement in a richly decorated dining area.
It’s wise to choose between either intricate details and patterns or bold colors. A classic bold color palette is the elegant black and white color scheme and this can easily become unbalanced if things are not kept minimalistic.
An almost universal feature in elite dining spaces is the use of fine draperies and window treatments. Floor length curtains in the dining area’s color scheme tie the entire space together. Paintings are also a nice touch as long as they keep with the cohesive theme.
A perk to decorating an elite dining room is the fact that it doesn’t necessarily have to be the same style as the rest of the home. Form may come before functionality in a formal dining room that won’t see daily use, giving a decorator carte blanche to do as they please.