My clients for this project wanted to erase from their newly purchased home the style choices of the previous owners. Eager to make their own impression, we decided to turn the dining room into more of a statement space with elegant wood paneling, a grand carved wooden dining table, and a sense that a feast was about to take place. I thought of it as Modern Medieval! The guest dining chairs are covered in a tapestry-like material of paisley and leopard while the host chairs, bigger and more luxuriously scaled, are covered in a soft olive green leather. Hanging above is a lighting fixture that recalls ancient round candelabras. Below is a rug in camel and gold with an organic pattern of branches and leaves. Wall sconces, a mirrored buffet with iron rings, and custom draperies finish the look. At night during dinner parties, the metallic gold ceiling reflects the chandelier and sconces, giving the room a glamorous, warm glow.