Pastel colors, painted, gilded and polished surfaces combined to create this graceful French-inspired dining room that had such classic style, it may be surprising to learn that it was decorated in 1970.
With both Louis XV and XVI furniture styles, this small dining room was far less ostentatious than might have been expected for a space featuring both Rococo and Neoclassical influences.
In keeping with the Louis XV style, the chairs, as well as the console table in front of the window, had gently curved cabriole legs, but there were few other carved details or decorative flourishes.
The simple round dark wood dining table had four chairs around it, with two armchairs in reserve — all with watermelon pink cushions. The crystal chandelier overhead was elegant but restrained.
The matching wooden china cabinet was filled with delights from Europe, including plates and glasses, candlesticks and coffee pots, vases and antique ceramic figurines.
On the walls, panels with fabric or wallpaper introduced more pattern into the space, without competing with the antique rug.