Monday, November 19, 2012
Home Dining Room
Dining RoomI originally didn't intend to go full-on with the coffered ceiling, but after working with the Dining Room, and seeing some potential for color variations in the ceiling, I decided to give it a go.
Here I am trying to go for a butterfly theme, or hints of enchanted forest. I'm not quite capturing that last one, enchanted forest, but perhaps it will evolve even further.
The Dining Room received a sideboard, which, with an espresso color really gives an earthy texture to the room. The water color painting showing the colorful flock of butterflies, I found from Louisa Boyd, she has a number of attractive works I've seen online. The other print, showing a version of a Davinci butterfly, I found on DeviantArt by artist ~bgx1
Lastly, I applied a Merrimack pattern to the chairs, something which also helps tie this room to the Sitting Room--the pattern does not repeat very well, but I'll work on that.
Chief Architect has a project costing tool in the app, and I'm getting curious to know an estimate for materials. I think it's as easy as plugging in a few price/ft. values and voilà!
If there are other compositions you would like to see, or have criticisms, don't be bashful!
Here is another render of the Dining Room. You get the full effect of the coffered ceiling, and a new water color print by Hailey E. Herrera. Based upon my colleague's advice, I intend to make the table a round table, oval with an extension. Her thinking is that square tables create hard edges that are difficult to maneuver around, a subconscious effect that might create avoidance, rather than be inviting. Of course, with the tale of King Arthur, a round table also promotes equality. If it works out, I may take it down to six chairs instead of eight, and place the other two against the wall, ready to be used for larger gatherings.