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Creating a Family-Friendly Dining Room
A Family-friendly dining room that works for casual and formal gatherings is a great update for households that like to entertain. Paying attention to the details and focusing on how the space will be used can lead to a space that feels comfortable enough for a family gathering and formal enough for a dinner party.
Learn more about this beautiful and versatile space and get some great tips how to create your own family friendly dining room in this interview with designer William MacDonald!
BDMS: What were your clients’ needs for this
William MacDonald: They wanted the space to be
light and airy family-friendly and with enough seating space for extended
BDMS: Were there any challenges to designing
WM: Initially I had plans for a carpet but
leaving the carpet out provides a sense of the casual easiness with a lot less
BDMS: Do you have any special considerations or
requirements when creating a dining room?
WM: Yes absolutely I like dining rooms that have
very comfortable seats, no benches! And various sources of light for example
pot lights a central chandelier, picture lights etc. I also like a big dining
room that allows people to move around easily.
BDMS: How does the flooring play into your
WM: The flooring is a great part of the overall
design after all it is the fifth wall. And in dining rooms I prefer elegant
easily maintained floors ...and floors that allow for chairs to easily move
BDMS: What makes this room functional?
WM: This room is made functional buy the use of
the built-in sideboard and storage, it has three points of entry and is located
next to the kitchen via a butler's pantry. The table is also expendable and can
seat 18 people.
BDMS: Why did you choose these colors?
WM: I wanted to create a calm, serene and
elegant space that could work both casually and formally and for day or night.
So using shades of white gray and brown makes sense as it ticks all of those
BDMS: What is your favorite aspect of this room?
WM: My favorite aspect of this room is the
architecture - the moldings and the internal windows that provides drama and
character. Also the chandelier - it's very unique and acts as a wonderful
focal point for the room.
BDMS: What did you client like the most?
WM: That's a good question I asked my client and
she said it was impossible to answer as she loved the design I
created, but she said the thing she likes the most was how she felt in the
room..."at home." As a designer this is the ultimate complement.
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