Monday, March 11, 2013
Dining by Design
I have written before about the homes of London-based designers Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen . What I enjoy about their work is that it is layered, a word that I realize has become ubiquitous. But it really does describe their delectable interiors where each piece has flair and obviously been chosen with great care, and yet, no one piece appears conspicuous. All of the room's elements create a lovely whole, with each piece only revealing itself upon a thorough inspection of the room.
Their Sussex farmhouse is featured in the March issue of House & Garden (UK), an issue which most of you have probably already read. My neighborhood bookstore only just got the issue last week, so the article is current news to me. Anyway, what really bowled me over was the farmhouse's dining room. The room's blue and white mural (pictured above) was inspired the18th century French screen that hangs alongside it. The effect is so pretty and elegant. Is it typical of a farmhouse? No, but that seems just the way the duo like it. If this were my dining room, I would an especially happy person.
In fact, Moschino and Vergeylen seem especially talented when decorating dining rooms. When bestowed with their handiwork, these rooms become positively magical. Take a look below and see if you don't agree.
Three different views of the same dining room, above.
A slightly more casual yet not less polished dining room.
Photos #1 and #2 from House & Garden, March 2013, Simon Brown photographer. #6 from Architectural Digest, April 2012, Tim Beddow photographer.