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Aksana Demakina

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My Berlin Home – Dining Area


In my first post I have invited you to our living room. In our happy place in Berlin we don’t have much space – so I had to think around the corner to save space. The three magic words that are describing our cozy apartment are: comfy, functional and warm.

The layout of this apartment is set on two levels. The kitchen, hall and dining area are placed on one level, the five little stairs are leading to the living area. Our dining area serves many purposes, from a place to enjoy meals with family and friends to a table which I use as my small office when I’m in Berlin.


It’s a space where we love to gather around having a cup of green tea while enjoying our long conversations. It’s more of a casual dining room than formal one.


We placed our round dining table next to the kitchen. This saves us from carrying meals through the living area – that’s very important in my case as I’m clumsy when I spill food around the rug.

While selecting a dining table I continued with the modern country style. The round solid dining table with a big column caught my eye when I saw it presented in Paris. I’m a regular visitor of the famous tradeshow Maison et object – to keep up with the newest trends and source fabulous designs for Cozy Home. The Lyon Dining Table was shown in Paris and it was love at first sight. You can find the table online and customize it. Trust me you won’t regret it. Choosing a sturdy wood will ensure a long life for your dining table.


Our dining table fits easily up to six people. The benefit of a round table is that it’s perfect for smaller spaces as it has no corners– its even more safe for small children.


Dining Chair

Another option of saving space is when it comes down to selecting the dining chair. I selected the Naomi chairs without a arm rest, that gives me more seating space around the table.


You can find the Naomi chairs at Cozy Home here







Layout and shape of your dining table: You don’t have to buy a rectangular table simply because the room is rectangular. Mixing up linear lines creates interest, so an oval-shaped dining table will provide a nice contrast. The same applies in a square dining room-placing a round dining table often results in a more pleasing outcome for the space.

I love to place a rug below a dining table. It’s more welcoming and cozy when you have a fluffy rug underneath the table. Our rug didn’t last long as we have furry babies!



Light

A chandelier above your table is a must. The light grey wooden beads light is suiting perfectly the color palette and ads a nice atmosphere in the evening. Luckily we have a lot of natural light coming in, so we only need to use the artificial light in the evening time. I installed a dimmer to set the right mood. A dimmer allows you more control over the way the room is lit in the evening. Another option to add more lighting is to place a floor lamp or table lamp.







Next to the dining table I have placed the Lorient console. When we have guests over its an additional space for placing dishes or food items and on the other days I love to play around and decorate it according to the season with seasonal flower bouquets.


Here is a sneak pic of my Easter Decor. Decorating with your family together are the best moments to become beautiful memories. A dining table is so much more than just a table – it becomes a part of the family, so choose it with love.


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