One Room, Three Looks: A Light, Breezy Dining Area


by Kelly Anne Bonner There's something somehow coastal, Western, and even a touch Southwestern about this fresh and airy yet substantial dining space. It's no wonder that this blend of mid-century meets organic design sensibility is located on the continent down under—Australia makes perfect sense as the environment to host this particular mash up of styles. Originally published in Inside Out Magazine, designer Karen Kelly Tarasin outfitted this Sydney-based home with some classic modern furnishings that easily integrate and up the wow factor of a coastal living space. Take a gander at our take on Australian style via our staff's recreations of this dining area, and see the different ways you can infuse that delectably airy yet solid feel in your own home:

Inspiration Image via Inside Out Magazine


cooler tones

This staffer's version focuses on the cooler tones of the grays and marbles in the scene, and includes a lovely sense of the coast as well as texture in a coral accent.

heavy weight

In this moodboard, focal point instead shifts towards the more heavy, dominant pieces, drawing the eye between solid design and unusual shapes.

colorful interpretation

This staffer's moodboard finds beauty in the hints of color throughout the space, incorporating it front and center amid other pieces of the dining set.

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