Ballet dancer Misty Copeland's New York dining room is a modern take on colorful '70s decor – experts love its 'joyful' feel

Channeling the vibrant hues reminiscent of the '70s, this room is uplifting and sophisticated

Misty Copeland
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The dining room of famed ballet dancer Misty Copeland's Manhattan home is a sophisticated and modern space that captures the energizing feel of retro design. 

Designed by Los Angeles-based interior designer Brigette Romanek, we're inspired by the dining room's vibrant colors that are contrasted with elegant glass fixtures, resulting in a room that feels endlessly timeless and grown up, and yet doesn't shy away from showing personality. 

While the room's design style is undoubtedly modern thanks to the sleek furniture and clean silhouettes, interior design experts observe that the dining room's uplifting decor is reminiscent of the '70s trend, as interior designer and founder of Lore Design Karen Loc comments below. 

'Misty's dining room is a fresh take on the earthy and vibrant style of the 1970s. The orange, yellow, and red hues echo the laid-back and groovy vibe of that era, which creates the perfect atmosphere for an entertainment-filled evening with guests.'

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Karen Loc

Karen Loc is the interior designer and founder of Lore Design Inc. where she shows nervous renovators that designing a home can be fun and painless. She brings a fresh perspective to classic design that is tailored for modern living. Karen is located in New York City and has worked for world renowned designers and brands like Adam Tihany, Rafael Vinoly, and Morgan Stanley.

The addition of natural wood pairs perfectly with these vibrant hues, according to Loc: 'The warmth of the wood table complements these colors to create a welcoming and cozy feeling,' while the large statement rug 'beautifully contrasts with the antique mirror to help ground the dining room and differentiate it from nearby areas.'

In contrast to the room's playful retro design, the decadent glass chandelier captures a sense of glamour, as Loc continues to observe: 'The texture of the crystal chandelier adds a fun and sparkling element that accentuates the intimate mood of the room.'

For interior design expert Kathy Kuo, the warming hues displayed in Misty's colorful dining room are perfect for creating an instantly uplifting feel, as she explains: 'The warm pink and orange hues in this dining room design practically make it glow from within. I love how joyful and vibrant this space feels – from the multi-colored, 70s-inspired rug that anchors the room, to the fresh flowers on the table, every aspect is designed to make you smile.' 

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Kathy Kuo

Kathy Kuo is a celebrated interior designer and international guru within the home and lifestyle space. She has 20+ years of experience in the design industry. 

Shop Misty's retro look

Feeling inspired to channel some uplifting retro hues into your own home? Shop the decor pieces we've rounded up below to recreate the energizing feel of Misty's ultra-stylish dining room. 

Emily Moorman
News Writer

Emily Moorman is a News Writer at Homes & Gardens, working across a range of topics spanning interiors, celebrity and emerging trends. With a background in the fashion industry, Emily is well-versed in the world of design and trend cycles. Her undergraduate degree was in Fashion Communication and Promotion which she studied at Norwich University of The Arts, specialising in writing and digital communications.