More than just for dining; the space we designed for the 2006 Richmond Symphony Showhouse was also a sanctuary for crossword puzzles and coffee, games or music practice. A cello stood in one corner and an oil painting featuring a piano demanded attention above the sideboard. Every room we have designed for a Symphony Showhouse has had a musical element. In addition to the traditional dining table, two Parson’s Chairs with a game table between served as a focal point in the recessed window area. Embroidered silk draperies in the same shade of sage green as the tray ceiling and accents of reds and blues created a warm and inviting room. Our goal was to encourage our visitors to use their dining rooms as a non-media entertainment spot. Several people have told us since that they were inspired to use their dining rooms more often – our goal achieved!
As in all our Showhouse Rooms, we considered the exterior architecture of the home and created a room reminiscence of a French countryside manor.