You were called upon to display a collection. Why did you choose what you did? I love African art. I like the primitive and rough. And these statues can easily be moved from room to room.
What are the other important components of this space? The balance of light and dark, rough and soft, old and new, precious and rustic (for example, in the beautiful silk drapes and the more rustic linen tablecloth). Also an overall sense of quiet and calm.
Would you design a dining room like this for your clients? No. They would say the chairs are too uncomfortable. But I would design my own dining room like this.