The 2013 Design Awards
When it comes to interior design, these are the best of the best. Ready to be inspired? Read on, and enjoy.
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Design: Dining Room
Dining Light — Three floor mirrors rest against this dining room's back wall reflecting light and balancing the size of the room.
Turn the massive dining room in to a comfortable lounge area great for enjoying long discussions.
214 W. Phelps, Springfield
Residence: Stephanie Lynch and Jim Michels
To create a lounge look in this expansive dining room, Interior Designer Nathan Taylor first had to figure out how to fill the space without cluttering it. He had Jim Faulkner of Encore Gallery construct a custom-made glass-topped table as a means of creating an interesting focal point. Seven feet in diameter, the table is made from old metal wheels and foundry patterns. Three floor mirrors rest against the back wall and help reflect light and balance the size of the space. “The frames of the mirrors are actually made from repurposed wood taken from old railway cars,” Taylor says. To create a calming atmosphere, Taylor brought in a patchwork rug that has been overlaid in aubergine to create cascading plums, silvers and grays. Mixing modern with antique, Taylor incorporated Lynch and Michels’s antique table to serve as a buffet table.—E.B.
Use repurposed wood to make mirror frames.
Custom Dining Table
Jim Faulkner with Encore Gallery
109 Park Central Square, Springfield
214 W. Phelps St., Springfield
Photos by Randy Colwell