Get the Look: Zoe Murphy’s Dining Room

Get the Look: Zoe Murphy's Dining Room

Image: The Design Files, Photo: Sean Fennessy, Design & Styling: Lucy Feagins

The dining room of Zoe Murphy is simple, comprised of just a few key pieces, and yet it has tremendous impact. The iconic Eames dowel chairs are instantly recognizable and lend a certain design cache, and they look fresh paired with a modern table and oversized green pendant lamp. White walls recede into the background, letting the furniture shine, and the palette is restrained with just the green for a real shot of color. To achieve a similar look in your own home, try incorporating the items below!

Get the Look: Zoe Murphy's Dining Room

Images: (1) Rustoleum,  (2) IKEA,  (3) Serena & Lily, (4) Hive Modern, (5) Design Within Reach, (6) Room & Board, (7) Home Depot

  1. Gloss Emerald spray paint livens up a metal pendant shade.

  2. This light actually does come ready-made in a lovely green color, but only in a smaller size. If you want the drama of the larger version (and you do, trust me!), pick up this inexpensive option and give it a quick couple of coats of spray paint.

  3. Art with shades of green in it will tie in with the light and look fab.
  4. The Alvar Aalto stool is another design classic that works well in the space above.

  5. The molded Eames chair is available with several bases, but the wooden dowel legs have always been my favorite.

  6. While not black, like in the inspiration room, this table shares a similar modern-meets-mid-century vibe and would work well as a substitute.

  7. Those Eames chairs are actually quite comfortable, but the addition of a cute round chair cushion can only help in the comfort department, right? Plus they add another bit of green to the room.

Keep a few bunches of flowers in a bottle on the table, and you’re all set!

Which elements of Zoe Murphy’s dining room are your favorites?

1 Comment

  1. Ohmygosh. Love that table. It is gorgeous. Looks very durable for years and years. Just amazing. Want. But ….. White chair is also great. They go w/everything! Pricey too.

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Nicole Balch
Designer Nicole Balch transforms the so-so into the lovely. As she begins decorating her new home, a Victorian painted lady, she invites readers of her blog, Making it Lovely to follow along, offer advice, and gain inspiration from her creative process. Making it Lovely was named one of the 50 World’s Best Design Blogs by the London Times Online, and Nicole’s work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune Magazine, Time Out Chicago, ReadyMade, Everyday with Rachael Ray, CS Interiors, and other publications.