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Modern dining area with long blackboard

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The Berg family wanted a space for their meals, which invites them to linger, is imaginative, bright and inspiring. Here is one of two suggestions from our living expert who may also like you

The previous dining furniture have served, but not the dresser. Therefore, our interior designer advised to a matching board: The Gesindetisch with drawers is painted white and harmonizes with the bright glazed sideboard. Benches that are front-bought and painted black, the rear ones themselves built, appear light and barely take up space. A plastic armchair can be moved quickly. Full length light is provided by five small lights. The highlight: a floor made of extra-thin 3.5 mm thin porcelain stoneware tiles, which hardly cost any height when placed over the old floor covering. Carpet and panel curtains made of paper cord complete the modern home.


Sober dining room and not particularly inviting. Here it lacks atmosphere.


Lange Tafel: Rustic benches and a modern plastic chair provide plenty of space for the Berg family and their guests.

Manufacturer: Gesindetisch, bench, chest of drawers: Car. Chair "Dr. No": Kartell. Lamp "Podi HL System": Mfrutas. Curtain "River" and "Wave", carpet "Coast White": Woodnotes. Upholstery fabric "Alcantara Colorado", light beige, for seat and back upholstery, decorative fabric "Westerland", green, for upholstery: hem & Viebahn. Wallpaper rest: The wallpaper cellar. Floor tiles "Kerlite Plus": Cotto d'Este. Wire basket, H 80 cm, about 80 euros: Patio Antiques. Madonna: The laundry. Table lamp base "Ljusas Salbo", H 61 cm, approx. 30 Euro, umbrella "Kivsta", approx. 26 Euro, vase, candlestick: Ikea. Cushion, 50 x 50 cm, back, about 45 euros, tray: Eden Living. Cushion, 30 x 50 cm, front, approx. 58 Euro: Nobile Wohnen.