With the overarching theme of the home being “Moditerranean”, my personal philosophy of blending classicism with modernity aligned well with this fusion of styles. In true DMID style, we wanted to add edginess but in a subtle way that allows the perfect backdrop for a desert setting.
Channeling the softer side of Mediterranean design, we started with a neutral color palette. When working with neutrals, the textures become critical elements in creating drama. The gritty surface of the cork wall covering is balanced with subtle hints of gilded gold. Natural fibers of alpaca boucle and virgin wool are enhanced with passementerie an Italian couturier would be proud of.
The dining room allowed the perfect forum to debut a new piece for our EnVie (French for desire) collection; a graceful dining chair. This beauty is dressed in shimmery velvet. Her leather corseted derrière grabs your attention as you enter. The chandelier with its fluidity of glass mimicking ripples of sand adds the decadence we are known for.
Carefully curated accessories enhance the space while dramatic artwork from Parisienne artist Gregoire Devin adds the edginess we strive for. A partnership with Town Studios allowed us the procurement of many of the elements in our space.
Blending bespoke tailoring, natural materials, and effortless beauty our Dining Room is the perfect expression of Mediterranean fused with Modernity. Another interior with soul.
Acclaimed interior and product designer, Donna Mondi, is known for her signature style, which blends classicism with modernity while always adding an edge through unexpected elements. Her designs are influenced by her long love affair with classical architecture and infused with the best of twenty-first century innovations.
Donna and her team are currently working on projects across the country, including a modern new construction home in Michigan, interior renovations for two 1920’s co-ops on Chicago’s landmarked East Lake Shore Drive and a renovation/addition for a chic mountain residence in Colorado. Recently completed projects include a modern penthouse unit for a newlywed couple, an eclectic condo in Chicago’s groundbreaking One Bennett Park high-rise designed by New York’s darling Robert A. M. Stern architectural group and six clients at the legendary No9 Walton Neoclassical luxury condo building in Chicago’s Gold Coast.
"The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them." — David Hicks
Photos by Paul Moore
Nola Dining Table
Hahn Lounge Chair with Romo COM
Wood Grain Bench
Sierra Tail Sconce
Window Treatments Hardware
Window Treatment Installation
3 Art Pieces
Ico Parisi 1955 Bar Cart
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