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A dining nook has its own well-defined space but doesn’t interrupt the visual flow of the room. Granite-flecked cork wallpaper adds subtle texture on the walls; three tall mirrors create depth and interest. Sassy pillows make the banquette feel even more sofa-like.
LESS IS MUCH MORE
Gramenos replaced the fussy, old-fashioned mantel with a simple stainless steel unit. She nixed the glass tile she had planned to use for a surround, deciding even that was too much (“We’re saving it for the bathroom”). A cutout above the fireplace repeats its shape and provides a simple, sophisticated display area for art.
Photograph: Alan Shortall