From the December 2016/January 2017 Issue

Modern Makeover-Dining Room

 |  Photographer Peter Rymwid  |  Designer Kingsley Belcher Knauss, CID, Professional Member ASID

A built-in buffet made of zebrawood maximizes storage and serving space in a dining room niche. Magazine photos collected by the homeowner inspired many of the room’s custom features: channel-tufted chairs and the square rift-sawn oak table with book-matched top and hand-chiseled edge. A mica wall covering adds a bit of shimmer to the ceiling along with a vintage glass rod chandelier. Wall accents, such as a framed Kuba textile and ceremonial mask, reflect the husband’s South African roots.