In this retro dining room library, a canopy over the table gave the room a party feel

Retro dining room library a canopy over the table
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A wall of books in this retro dining room library created a mood of warm intimacy that was especially inviting for mealtimes.

But what was even more eye-catching than the books? The blue and white canopy that hung over the table.

Orange and blue dominated the festive decor in this most unique 1960s dining room library, where people could dine in the friendly company of books.

The tangerine orange chair upholstery matched the rug and the table lamps, while the blue pattern on the awning was repeated in the fabric covering the remaining two armchairs.

Clearly, there was no need to cling to the old table-and-four-chairs stereotype of a room whose floors are crossed only by those bent on dining.

And since no room is less frequented than the dining room between meals, it automatically affords the seclusion suggested by the word “study.”

In the case of this home, the long walnut table in its creatively-decorated dining room doubled as a desk.

Plenty of light for working was provided by strip lights installed inside the canopy awning that was positioned over the table.

The long wooden table itself could be set with equal grace for any number from two to eight or used as a buffet for a large party.

Canopy and upholstery of printed cotton was by Greeff, and the rug in H&G’s Tangerine was by Karastan.

Retro dining room library a canopy over the table
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