From the April/May 2018 Issue

Designer Showhouse of New Jersey: Dining Room

 |  Photographer Marco Ricca  |  Designer Mark Alan Polo and Urban Dweller  |  Builder Joseph DiStaulo Homes

TABLE | Polo used benches at the table because “what I find very jarring in a dining room are all the legs. I wanted to pare that down so when you walked into the room, you got a sense of calm.” The chairs have silk upholstery; the benches have vinyl. “The people who pay the mortgage sit on silk, the kids sit on vinyl,” Polo says with a laugh. Lamps on the table make the setting more “intimate, like you’re in a private club.”