Artful TudorContemporary Dining Room, Minneapolis

Photography by Susan Gillmore

Inspiration for a large contemporary dark wood floor enclosed dining room remodel in Minneapolis with gray walls —  Houzz
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zacschmitt wrote:Apr 20, 2015
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    Andrew Flesher Interiors
    The chairs are vintage and I don't know much about their history. They're made of fiberglass and I believe from the 60's. I really haven't seen anything like them before or since. I wish I could help more!
  • zacschmitt

    Thank you.

zargaraf wrote:May 28, 2015
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    Andrew Flesher Interiors

    It's a custom table made by Michael Taylor Designs (to the trade only) They have showrooms across the country.

hasna3 wrote:May 12, 2015
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    Andrew Flesher Interiors

    It's a venetian plaster ceiling. The gloss comes from burnishing the marble dust and basically polishes it. The plaster can be tinted any color.

turningpointart wrote:Apr 19, 2015
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    Andrew Flesher Interiors
    It's from a showroom in the Minneapolis design center (International Market Square) called Aubry Angelo. It was custom made.
michellesinreich wrote:Apr 18, 2015
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    Andrew Flesher Interiors
    Isn't it beautiful? It's original to the house which was built in 1929.
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      Asecension Designs wrote:Jun 18, 2015

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Jess McBride added this to Retro Chic: The Return of Tie-Dye DecorJun 8, 2016

        Retro RugHere’s a test: If you feel bored by your dining room, or something seems a little too perfect and put-together, throw a flat-woven tie-dye rug in an eye-popping color under your table and see how you feel then. It’s an instant refresher.

        Natasha Saroca added this to 28 Decorating Moves to Try This MonthApr 4, 2016

        26. Mix styles. Does your home look a bit blah? A simple way to inject it with drama and fresh appeal is to work contrasting design styles into your scheme. This eclectic dining area — which blends vintage, contemporary, traditional and bohemian design elements — shows how it’s done. (The blue-and-white tie-dyed rug is, undoubtedly, the hero of this head-turning space.)

        Laura Gaskill added this to 8 Ways to Decorate With Indigo Tie-DyeJul 7, 2015

        1. Statement rug. Indigo tie-dye works like a graphic pattern on a large rug like the one shown here. Try one in the dining or living room to inject color and pattern into a neutral space.Rug: Aubry Angelo, Minneapolis

        Mitchell Parker added this to New This Week: 3 Daring Dining RoomsApr 16, 2015

        2. Minnesota MixDesigner: Andrew Flesher of Andrew Flesher InteriorsLocation: MinneapolisSize: 13 feet, 9 inches (4.2 meters) wide and 17 feet, 6 inches (30.7 meters) long to the bay windowHomeowners’ request: “The challenge with this particular space was that there were three arched openings into the room, and the room was not overly large. The client also enjoys entertaining, and wanted the ability to host large gatherings in the space. We decided to do an elliptical oval-shape dining table to allow for easier movement around the table, and also used armless chairs to seat as many people as possible. The tall cabinet, hidden out of site in the photo, was custom sized so as to be not too deep, and a bit shorter, so it stopped short of the curved cove at the ceiling.” Plan of attack: “The wall finish, which is a waxed Venetian plaster, was existing, as was the wood floor, so those surfaces became kind of a starting point in determining colors for this project and for this room specifically. Also, the chandelier was existing to the house, as were sconces in the living room and other light fixtures. The homeowner and I wanted to keep those, making them part of the design scheme. “We started by measuring the rooms so that we could do floor plans and furniture layouts, and photographing the interiors from every angle. From that point on, the design was developed to flow through the house with things like the draperies in the dining room matching the window treatments in the adjoining living room. All of the furniture, rugs and fabrics were selected as part of that vision for the house.” Why it works: “What was unique about this particular room was the rounded plaster cove that brings the ceiling down into the walls as one surface. Also unique were the decorative metal “gates” at the opening from the foyer into the room, and the beautiful vintage light fixture. Those items are so ornamental that they became like jewelry to the mix of contemporary with more traditional pieces. Our goal was to bring a more modern and even glamorous look to the interior of a very traditional Tudor-style house.”Who uses it: “This is a formal dining room, so on a daily basis it is enjoyed as a beautiful space. It is also the first room you see when you come in the front door. The homeowners are a professional couple in their 40s with two teenage sons. They love to travel, ski, collect art and entertain.”Designer secret: “I would say that choosing an elliptical shape for the tabletop was important for the size of the space and the use for larger groups. It makes a large table feel more intimate.”“Uh-oh” moment: “We realized towards the end of this phase of the project that the chandelier was not going to be exactly centered over the table. So we convinced the clients to move it slightly so it still appeared centered in the room and more centered on the table. This meant patching the ceiling and bringing the faux finisher back to blend in the Venetian plaster — you would never know it had been moved.”The nitty-gritty: Cipresso dining table with elliptical oval top: Michael Taylor Designs; vintage Kangaroo chairs, Historic Studio; vintage Milo Baughman credenza: 1stdibs; tie-dyed rug: Aubry Angelo; drapes: custom, Van Gilder Drapery; fabric: 174581 shantung Silhouette print in Smoke, Schumacher; chandelier, statue, pedestal: homeowner’sTeam involved: Painter and faux finisher: David St. Clair of St. Clair Designs; drapery workroom: Van Gilder Drapery

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