Do you want the expected or the unexpected in your dining rooms? Lovely evenings are spent in dining rooms of all varieties, but I would like to share several photos that illustrate the unexpected, creative use of fabric in dining rooms.

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The color and texture of fabric can often convey a mood or a feeling, or give guests a glimpse into the style and personality of the homeowners.  The chairs shown above were reupholstered in two different fabrics; the seats have a tapestry fabric and the backs have a velvet fabric, giving the chairs a unique and interesting look. (Lisle IL)

 

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Notice the host and hostess chairs in the dining room above? They have a French touch, with a shape and fabric different from the other chairs. And you will also notice the custom rug has the colors of the draperies and chairs, with swirls that complement the fabric of the host and hostess chairs and the ceiling faux paint. (Naperville IL)

 

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The unique design of the custom draperies, has added such a whimsical touch to the country style furniture. (Naperville IL)

Mixing and matching the table setting and the center decoration will bring the element of surprise!

Mixing and matching the table setting and the center decoration will bring the element of surprise!

 

The use of extraordinary fabrics and out-of-the-box ideas create an elegant and whimsical look in this Elmhurst, Illinois dining room. The use of cut-out fabric and acrylic hardware in this contemporary room convey a stylish, artistic sensibility. Incidentally, in the dining room depicted above, there are two air registers on the side of each window; when the air conditioning kicks, in the fabric cut-outs start to flicker like butterflies! What an appetizing view!

The use of extraordinary fabrics and out-of-the-box ideas create an elegant and whimsical look in this Elmhurst, Illinois dining room. The use of cut-out fabric and acrylic hardware in this contemporary room convey a stylish, artistic sensibility. Incidentally, in the dining room depicted above, there are two air registers on the side of each window; when the air conditioning kicks, in the fabric cut-outs start to flicker like butterflies! What an appetizing view!

Luxurious custom draperies make this dining room special! An extraordinary cornice and tapestry drapery panels pulled with ropes and tassels are elements that add opulence and poise to this traditional dining room. (Burr Ridge IL)

Luxurious custom draperies make this dining room special! An extraordinary cornice and tapestry drapery panels pulled with ropes and tassels are elements that add opulence and poise to this traditional dining room. (Burr Ridge IL)

 

Close up to show the drapery details. ( Burr Ridge IL)

Close up to show the drapery details. ( Burr Ridge IL)

 

A close up shows the details of the drapery panel that’s pulled by rope trim.

A close up shows the details of the drapery panel that’s pulled by rope trim.

Kitchen dining surrounded by beauty. Detailed and ornate drapery panel with custom table linen. A French country theme in a Burr Ridge, Illinois, home.

The decorative centerpieces are surrounded by custom placemats and napkins. (Burr Ridge Illinois)

The decorative centerpieces are surrounded by custom placemats and napkins. (Burr Ridge Illinois)

 

The detail of the drapery pleats. (Burr Ridge IL)

The detail of the drapery pleats. (Burr Ridge IL)

 

Casual dining room. Simple valance to enhance the clean urban look design. (Westmont Illinois)

Casual dining room. Simple valance to enhance the clean urban look design. (Westmont Illinois)

Dining rooms are places where family and friends gather for holidays and special occasions, a special attention must be paid to details to bring the feeling of happiness and joy!