It’s Fun To Mix Styles!

The exterior wall in this contemporary Santa Fe dining room used to have windows and doors. They were replaced with a large Nana glass wall which pockets back into the plastered wall.  This made the covered porch with its fireplace a part of the dining room when opened.  Very elegant.


We used a mix of styles to make the room fresh and interesting:

  • 21st Century version of English Chippendale dining chairs.  These are painted black with gold detailing on the backs.
  • Traditional country trestle table which is a good base for casual meals as well as elegant formal dining.
  • Antique copper pot with colorful sunflowers.
  • Contemporary abstract printing of an Arizona landscape.
  • Beautiful Spanish Colonial iron chandelier.
  • 3 antique polychromed pots from Burma.
  • Scrap of Turkish Kilim rug on the table for color.
  • Mexican talavera jar on the hearth.
  • Antique Persian rug on the floor.
  • The black painted cabinet on the porch houses a large screen tv and the finish plays well with the black dining room chairs.
  • Custom rusted iron decorative firescreen.  This balances the iron sconces on the wall in the dining room.

Blog By:  Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson

About Linda Robinson

Linda Robinson has owned her own much published, nationally acclaimed, interior design business for over thirty years and has been named Master Of The Southwest by Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine. Linda Robinson Design is renowned for sophisticated interiors and has created a specialty of eclectic, casual elegance encompassing traditional European through contemporary styles.

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