Anne Haimes Interior Design

Dining room design, the Anne Haimes Interiors difference

Your dining room is the perfect place to add drama into the interior scheme. Including something unexpected can add glamour and opulence. Bold colour palates, feature light fittings and elegant, hand crafted statement furniture can come together to create the perfect back drop for intimate dining with friends or large family meals.

At Anne Haimes Interiors we love to help you set the scene in your dining room, whether you want to go for a modern dining room, an eclectic contemporary look, a grand classic dining room or anything in between. Working with our wide range of contacts and craftsmen, we can source special pieces and help you with everything from the wall colour to the plates and table linen. All the ingredients to add the wow factor and create a show stopping space.

Selecting paint colours, choosing flooring, mixing the right textures, and specifying the right lighting can be a daunting and time consuming process. Anne and her team can work with you to make these important decisions. Whether it’s traditional or contemporary, big or small, the team place great emphasis on personal service and communication to ensure the scheme is to your taste and budget.

Your dining room is a place you can really make a statement and have fun, don’t be afraid to be bold with colour and let the room reach it’s full potential

Anne Haimes


What makes a formal dining room?

A table that is large enough to seat 8+ people comfortably, and is a dedicated area for dining.

What should be the centre piece of your dining room?

Good lighting, to create the perfect ambience, and your guests will thank you for it too!

What are parsons chairs?

A Parsons chair is typically a high backed, clean lines and fully upholstered chair that often comes in sets of 4 or 6. Their shape is typically suited to the addition of slip covers.

What is right height for a dining room table?

We always try to aim for 76cm, to compliment normal dining chair heights.

How does Anne Haimes like to approach dining room design?

The first step is to understand what times of the day the dining room will typically be used, and who will be using it. If it’s for entertaining in the evening, we would aim to create an intimate vibe that is both welcoming and indulgent. If it’s for family daily use the acoustics are important, and having a lighting scheme that adjusts to different levels throughout the day.

‘When we moved into our first house with a dining room we were a bit lost on what to do with the space. Annie and her team went above and beyond creating different layouts for us and made us realise what we wanted from the room – it’s now stunning, we get so many compliments on it!’

C Rush

minimalist dining room table