style scout: single serving.
February 15, 2012
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC HAUSMAN
Growing up, the dining room in my family’s home was an alcove reserved for elaborate events, such as my mother’s celebrated Thanksgiving feast. On every other day of the year, this area was not particularly inviting. Be it the plush suede chairs or finished mahogany table, it wasn’t the ideal spot for after-school snacks or ice cream sundae making. To this day, I rarely venture to sit in the dining room if it isn’t a special occasion. Needless to say, if my dining room resembled this exquisite room in Chicago designed by Stephanie Wohlner, I would put it to use on a daily basis. At first glance, this room exudes comfort and warmth—from the chocolate-hued, cowhide-upholstered chairs from Holly Hunt to the cozy Kevin Reilly chandelier, also found at Holly Hunt—the space is undeniably alluring. And while my current dietary habits are decidedly more single serving now that I'm living on my own, I still have a healthy appetite that I'm curbing by recreating Wohlner’s look with these tantalizing picks:
From left: Altar Hanging Light by Kevin Reilly for Holly Hunt; Bristol Dining Table from Holly Hunt; Green Hydrangea Bouquet in Glass Cylinder from Diane James.