Paddington ResidenceContemporary Dining Room, Sydney

An important design element in the refurbishment of this 1880s three-story terrace was the preservation of the original interior detailing. The original features form a textured background that contrasts the clean lines of the contemporary joinery and dark-stained timber floors.

The reworking of the period staircase was also central to the design. The original timber balustrade and panelled wall, which encased the staircase down to the lower level blocking out natural light, were replaced with vertical panels of frameless glass, the worn steps were retained. A new skylight sits above the stairwell forming a central light well, introducing daylight deep into the narrow property.

Inspiration for a contemporary dining room in Sydney with white walls and dark hardwood floors. —  Houzz
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Deirdre Avenell added this to Dining Delights: How to Choose the Right Dining Table21 August 2017

Seating sizes for rectangular tablesThese are the sizes I stick to when looking for rectangular tables. Again, manufacturers may offer different recommendations, and you might be able to add more seating for a tighter fit. 120 centimetres long seats four.150 to 180 centimetres long seats six.210 centimetres long seats eight.240 to 300 centimetres long seats 10.300 to 335 centimetres seats 12.13 Ways to Decorate a Narrow Room

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Suzanne Olsen added this to Suzanne's ideas19 September 2020

Again tasteful mix of contemporary and antique

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