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Two-Storey Dining Room

Display books for stately style.

This spacious dining room is actually a Brian Gluckstein-designed concept space for the 2008 Interior Design Show. Having two storeys in a dining room is a luxury, but Gluckstein loves the idea of displaying books wherever possible. "One element every space should include is a library or bookshelf. Books create atmosphere, and give visitors a window into the person who lives there," he explains. This dining area is made even more dramatic with ebony-stained cabinets with a horizontal grain, which Gluckstein added for unexpected visual interest.

Browse the Brian Gluckstein Interiors gallery for more of his style.

  • Photographer: Ted Yarwood
  • Source: House & Home June 2008 issue
  • Products: Millwork, Harvest House; hardware, Summerhill Hardware; table, South Hill Home; chairs, 507 Antiques; carpet, Elte.
  • Designer: Brian Gluckstein

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