First impressions are everything. So for this dining room, the first room seen upon entering this traditional waterfront home in Baltimore, the homeowners wanted something that would really grab attention. They asked designer Elizabeth Reich to help them create a cozy, sophisticated and warm place that would set the tone for the rest of the house. Reich brought in a bold color for the walls, an inviting round dining table with contrasting chairs and smart lighting to make an unforgettable first encounter.
A large Tibetan area rug inspired the room’s palette. “The rug has a combination of blues and greens to it, in an almost watercolor effect,” Reich says. “It feels organic, beautiful and soft, and I just fell in love with it.”
But the bold teal walls are what really make the room come together. “I like the dark, rich color because it’s intimate,” says Reich. She went with a lighter trim and ceiling color for contrast.
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