Dining Room in a Detached Georgian House

The Brief: To create a stimulating, sumptuous and stylish dining room; sufficiently elegant to be in keeping with the classic style of this period house, yet interesting, eclectic and rather fun too.

Work Completed: Our clients are keen art collectors with some beautiful pieces from South East Asia, including a large jade bust, which provided the inspiration for both the colour scheme and the oriental influences. We used bold colours with opulent fabrics and materials; silks and velvets from Jim Thompson, Sanderson and Rubelli in assorted shades of green and blue, with walls painted in Zoffany's Prussian Blue. We contrasted this with small splashes of burnt orange.

We built bespoke "bar" cabinets in the alcoves either side of the fireplace, using aged brass countertops to inject a little glamour and opulence, vaguely reminiscent of the art deco period. The units complement the stunning Portobello sideboard by Julian Chichester.

The dining table forms centrepiece of the room; it was designed and made by us from English oak, bleached and white oiled. The chairs are upholstered in turquoise and emerald velvet. Above the dining table we've suspended the stunning metallic Eucalyptus chandelier from Ochre. A geometric rug from Stark completes the scene.