This dramatic vintage 1930s dining room wasn’t large, but the logic was that as long as you have room to seat as many people as you like, the size was more than adequate.
The eyecatching starburst stripes of the silver and black linoleum flooring led outward, so the room did not feel constricted. The hint of a garden outside the window led it still outward and to more open space.
The interior designer at the time rounded off the room’s corners with lath and plaster, and set arched alcoves into the curves. These alcoves were painted inside with a vibrant fuchsia color to give warmth to the pale gray walls.
At the window, long quilted curtains were also lined with the warm purple shade. The drapes were extra long, as was the style at the time, and “puddled” or “pooled” on the floor.
The remainder of the room was filled with antique eighteenth-century English furniture, including six padded chairs upholstered in fuchsia.
The table repeated the oval of the room, and was a good shape for two or more people.
On the narrow sideboard stood crystal girandoles, reflected in a long mirror above them. The photograph shows the table set with Gorham silver.