Design darling Kirsten Grove shares her favorite Swiss-inspired finds for creating a simple, beautiful, multifunctional space the whole family can enjoy.
Our main dining space is used not only for family dinners but for fun, crazy game nights, too. For this reason, I wanted to turn the space into a versatile area that achieved a fresh, minimalistic aesthetic without a lot of upkeep and maintenance. Hayneedle.com had exactly what I was looking for and I couldn’t be happier with how my new Swiss-inspired space turned out!
The biggest need we had for this space was a table. We wanted a table that fit our family, plus some. We also needed a round table because of the awkward size of the space. In the end we chose the Euro Style Wesley Dining Table in white. The size is perfect and the simplicity of its design is exactly what I was looking for. It seats six comfortably, but we actually snuck nine adults around it the other night and it totally worked! It’s also a breeze to clean, and being a mom, that’s an important detail.
I was on the hunt for modern, sleek chairs to complement the table that were both comfortable and durable. The Nuevo Charlie Dining Chairs were the obvious choice for me. I love the modern, molded shape mixed with the wooden legs. My kids gave them two thumbs up after sitting in them.
Because this area has no ceiling lighting except canned lights, I had to think outside the box in terms of a pendant light. I’ve always had my eye on an arch floor lamp; they’re super cool and oh so stylish. What a fantastic solution for my lighting issue! The Arch City Lamp now sits next to my table and arches perfectly over the center. It’s a match made in design heaven!
A comfortable yet modern space is very attainable. I’m always so impressed with how Scandinavian, Danish, and Swiss design is achieved. It’s a lot of neutral aspects mixed with forward-thinking design. And through it all, they never sacrifice comfort. I’m hoping I’ve achieved that in this space!