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Designed by Suzy Hoodless this lower-ground-floor dining area opens out on to a large garden terrace. A custom-made brass pendant light hangs above an oak dining table paired with a set of 'Wishbone' chairs by Hans J Wegner. The wallpaper with oversized diagonal black-and-white stripes that leads down from the dining room to the basement was designed by Suzy specifically for the house.
Lighter green walls make for a sleek, modern look. White contrasting notes keep the room crisp, bright, and "big"; dark wood floors prevent it all from seeming "novel". Try warmer up/down lighting near/on the wall. White baseboards and ceiling trim could make this less bold.