In other words, nature is the new neutral. And the ceiling is a perfect example. Though the opulence of waxed gold Venetian plaster contrasts with the table’s rusticity, the treatment isn’t foreign to the overall aesthetic of the room, especially with the addition of a massive chandelier that visually pulls together those two elements. Another custom creation, the fixture’s 48 glass tubes hang at varying heights to represent undulating music notes while light glows from within. “The whole idea was to have softness and not rigidity,” Taylor says.
Softness is repeated in the chairs, designed with detached backs that float away from the seats, lessening their weight against the hefty table. Upholstered in smooth velvet, a design trend of the future, Taylor says, they have stainless back supports and sleek, hard lines that juxtapose nicely with the crude table edges. Overall, no expense was spared in this exquisitely executed space. Together with a picturesque view of the backyard golf course, it is easily on par with other enviable dining rooms in southwest Missouri.