Monday, March 11, 2013

Dining by Design

I have written before about the homes of London-based designers Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen .  What I enjoy about their work is that it is layered, a word that I realize has become ubiquitous.  But it really does describe their delectable interiors where each piece has flair and obviously been chosen with great care, and yet, no one piece appears conspicuous.  All of the room's elements create a lovely whole, with each piece only revealing itself upon a thorough inspection of the room.

Their Sussex farmhouse is featured in the March issue of House & Garden (UK), an issue which most of you have probably already read.  My neighborhood bookstore only just got the issue last week, so the article is current news to me.  Anyway, what really bowled me over was the farmhouse's dining room.  The room's blue and white mural (pictured above) was inspired the18th century French screen that hangs alongside it.  The effect is so pretty and elegant.  Is it typical of a farmhouse?  No, but that seems just the way the duo like it.  If this were my dining room, I would an especially happy person.

In fact, Moschino and Vergeylen seem especially talented when decorating dining rooms.  When bestowed with their handiwork, these rooms become positively magical.  Take a look below and see if you don't agree.

Three different views of the same dining room, above.

Moschino and Vergeylen's dining room in their London flat.

A slightly more casual yet not less polished dining room.

Photos #1 and #2 from House & Garden, March 2013, Simon Brown photographer. #6 from Architectural Digest, April 2012, Tim Beddow photographer.


  1. Dining in any one of these rooms would almost make the food secondary. Although, I'm certain the meals served here would be perfection, too.

    The soft, faded look of the blue and wallpaper and mural in the country dining room is absolutely enchanting!

    Hope I can still find the H&G issue at my local Barnes and Noble newsstand.

    April, Just Verte Style

  2. I loved that room too. Pretty in the best of unfussy ways. And I am always a sucker for blue & white...

  3. I adore the Blue & White. They hit it out of the ball park on everything.

  4. Anonymous1:29 PM

    I have a blue and white problem! These dining rooms are beautiful—thanks for the post.
    xo, Lissy Parker

  5. The blue and white is stunning...a blue and white lovers paradise.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. very much enjoyed this post dahhling... as I have & will always have an obsession with dinnerware & table settings. gorgeous, all of them!