Inside Atlanta-based designer Margaret Kirkland's lively-yet-traditional take on one of the most cherished rooms in Southern households.
Welcome to the 50th Anniversary Southern Living Idea House's Dining Room by designer Margaret Kirkland. Now, the room's title may be a mouthful, but it's a fitting name for a room with no shortage of pattern, details, and decorating ideas! "Monochromatic rooms bore me," says Kirkland. So she decorated the dining area with deep corals and bright blues, mixing patterns, pallettes, and textures to create a room buzzing with life. After working for over fifteen years in the industry and completing projects everywhere from New York to Chicago, Kirkland designed our dining room combining timeless pieces with fresh details. Look inside to see how Kirkland puts a uniquely modern spin on some of our favorite classic dining elements.