Kristen Rivoli Interior Design
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A twist to a traditional dining area midcentury-dining-room

A twist to a traditional dining area

Renovation of a condo in the renowned Museum Tower bldg for a second generation owner looking to update the space for their young family. They desired a look that was comfortable, creating multi functioning spaces for all family members to enjoy, combining the iconic style of mid century modern designs and family heirlooms.


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March 14, 2012
mimerino wrote:
Who makes the table/Where can i buy it?
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Kristen Rivoli Interior Design
The table is a vintage Danish Rosewood table, so unfortunately is not available. I have seen many wonderful vintage modern tables similar to this so I know they're out there!
    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 4:58PM
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December 2, 2011
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Kristen Rivoli Interior Design
Hi There! just catching up on this...the banquette is from Todd Hase design called the Iris. I didn't see it recently in their product listing, but they may still have it.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 5, 2011 at 7:48AM
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Becky Harris
Thank you Kristen!
    Bookmark   December 5, 2011 at 8:42AM
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August 7, 2011
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Niki Papadopoulos
They look like they may be vintage finds that were re-upholstered to match the sofa. My best recommendation for vintage searching is Good luck!
    Bookmark   August 8, 2011 at 11:42AM
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Inman Tudor Interiors
any more advice on the dining side chairs where to buy them?
    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 12:18AM
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February 9, 2011
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Kristen Rivoli Interior Design
they are family antiques
    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 3:50PM
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January 23, 2011
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Kristen Rivoli Interior Design
Thanks, it is such a beautiful piece, the artist's name is Sandoval. The piece is a beautiful still life oil painting.
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Thank you very much !
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Annie Thornton
It is the Pendant Lamp a331 by Alvar Aalto.
    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 9:13AM
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The dining room and living room are one large open space that needed to serve many functions. “My client wanted a space where one person could be reading, another could be working on a laptop while another watched television," Kristen says. "I integrated the banquette so that it could serve as place to seat diners as well as a comfortable spot for someone who wanted to work on their computer.”
Becky Harris added this to Cozy Up to a Loveseat at the Table
Create an instant banquette. Push a flat-back sofa or loveseat against a wall to create a banquette. This designer has matched the upholstery of the banquette loveseat to the chair pads to unify the different styles of seats around the table.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to The Versatility of Modern Sofas
Pull an armless sofa up to a dining table for a comfortable, informal look that will keep the conversation going into the evening. Accent chairs donning the same avocado green upholstery unify the look.
A331 Pendant Lamp. Another piece that made it from a site-specific spot into Aalto's permanent collection? The ethereal yet straightforward A331 pendant lamp. The steel rings are plated in brass.

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