5 ideas to steal in this enchanting dining room


When it came to creating the perfect dining room for client Jennie Urman (the creator and showrunner of CW’s Joan the Virgin), AD100 designer Mandy Cheng used a few of her tricks to transform the simple space into a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Since the room has a large glass wall that overlooks the garden, the designer wanted to make sure that the space was bursting, even when looking from the outside. A unique combination of standout colors, patterns and pieces get the job done. From striking displays to easy holiday touches, Cheng offers simple tips anyone can use to elevate their dining room, especially for the holiday season.

Shades of blue and pink define the dining room. Osborne & Little Hanging Orchid the wallpaper adds a floral touch.

Photo: Madeline Tolle

Have fun with color

First of all: if you make the walls sing, the rest of the room will come alive. Cheng selected a whimsical pink and blue botanical print from Osborne & Small to animate the space. His advice? Tie it all up by accenting: custom fuchsia curtains, a blue Kordestani blue and pink rugs and artwork harmonize with the floral details of the wallpaper.

The more the merrier when it comes to table settings. The playful candles are from Prelude & Dawn. Placemats, cutlery and bud vases by Western elm.

Photo: Madeline Tolle

Layer on table parameters

Don’t be shy when it comes to table settings. Oversized floral arrangements drape over a vase to create a striking centerpiece. Eucalyptus branches and extra Christmas tree clippings are strewn across the table. “It’s great for entertainment,” Cheng shares, “and it’s something anyone can do. “


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