Dining by Design, March/April 2009

Meichi Peng's team created a dining area that combines modern sensibilities with natural materials. Peng draped filmy sheer fabric over the structure for an intimate ambience. On the room's perimeter, a channel of white river stones mimics the curvilinear dining plates, and injects Zen-like calm. "It's about the contrast between the pergola structure, the metal mesh drapery, and the natural elements of white river rock and natural moss offsetting the wood table and glass accessories," says Jeff Osborne, designer at Meichi Peng Studio.