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Dine By Design East 2015: MODERN CHINOISERIE

Attica’s dining space boasts elaborate hand-painted garden scenes and custom furniture.

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Intricate chinoiserie garden scenes were the inspiration for Attica’s colourful dining space. “Gardens are universal and our room has a joyous, festive theme because it’s so colourful,” says Christopher Joyce. Joyce and Suzanne Saul pulled the space’s vibrant turquoise and orange palette from the peacock artwork in the space.

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Suzanne Saul and Christopher Joyce. Photo: Bruce Murray

The duo spent days handpainting the elaborate floor-to-ceiling paintings that depicted birds and plants on an illuminated silver leaf backdrop. “It’s more of a mirror and it reflects any colour in the room,” says Joyce. “The antique finish makes it more painterly and heirloom-like.”

Joyce built the striking dining table, which features a peacock-feather motif steel base with mirrored inlay and a Carrera marble top. “It’s a modern take of the peacock feathers,” he says. He also constructed the classical Asian grid patterned ceiling.

Supplier List
Furniture, accessories, and lighting: Attica
Custom peacock table: Christopher Joyce
Custom framing of peacock print: Secord Gallery
Paint: Farrow & Ball via Hue Design Studio (walls: “Charlotte’s Locks,” ceiling grid: “Arsenic”)
Paintings: Christopher Joyce and Suzanne Saul