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Steal This Look: A Compact Dining Room in a London Victorian

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 16, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Dec 15, 2015

The luxury of a proper dining room is something most small-space dwellers forgo, but not Sara Emslie, stylist and author of Beautifully Small: Clever Ideas for Compact Spaces . In her own house, a 640-square-foot Victorian in London, Emslie created a serene dining room with a four-person table, foldaway outdoor dining chairs, and organized storage on open shelving. Here's a look at the key elements to re-create the look in your own small (or large) space. Above: Photograph by Rachel Whiting from  Required Reading: Beautifully Small . Above: Photograph by Rachel Whiting from  Required Reading: Beautifully Small . Furniture & Lighting Above: The  Reed Half Pendant  by David Trubridge is $3,610 at Horne. Above: Ikea's  Stornäs Extendable Table  in Antique Stain is $329. Above: Fermob's  Bistro Folding Chair, Set of 2 , shown here in Willow, is $216 at Lumens. Above: The  Original BTC Hector Medium Floor Light in Bone China  is $509 at Horne. Mantel Accessories Above: A  Woven Bread Basket  from Morocco is $20 at Alder & Co. and similar to the basket hanging on Emslie's wall. Above: From Kirsten Hecktermann, the Full Moon Spoon is 13 inches and was hand-carved by Mwajira in East Africa from Mvule wood; £14 ($21). Above: The FSC Teak Paddle Board is $39.95 from Crate & Barrel. Above: The  Glass Trap Pitcher  is $12.95 at CB2. Above: A  Coffee Wood Tasting Spoon  is $24.95 at Nickey Kehoe in Los Angeles. Above: A  Wire Storage Basket  is $39 NZD ($26 USD) at Father Rabbit. Tableware Above: From London-based ceramic collective Brickett Davda, a Large Black Cup is $72 at March. We also like the Brickett Davda Tableware Collection for Toast for a similar shape. Above: Brickett Davda Plates in black range from $52 to $152 at March. Above: From Toast the  Anna Tea Pot  in charcoal-glazed porcelain is $110. Above: Moroccan Recycled Glasses in green are $12.50 at Canvas. Above: Marimekko's  Unikko Blue Oilcloth  is $49.95 per yard from Textile Arts. For more ideas, see  5 Favorites: Scandinavian Modern Oilcloth for the Summer Table . Above: The  Shell Bisque Pitcher  in white is $30 at Canvas. Above: The Utensil Cotton Tea Towel Set in blue is $52.50 at Canvas. Above: A large handwoven Kiondo Basket measuring 22 inches wide and seven inches high is $165 at Lost & Found in LA. The shop also sells smaller versions starting at $125. For more ideas on how to live in small spaces, see our posts: Expert Advice: 11 Tips for Making a Room Look Bigger 16 Tricks for Maximizing Space in a Tiny Kitchen, Urban Edition Small-Space Living: 6 Tips for Maximizing Storage in the Minimal Bath More Stories from Remodelista Remodelista Market Spotlight: Table Linens for Everyday and Holiday 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Gravy Boats 8 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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