A midcentury bench is a fun, unexpected element to this breakfast nook, allowing the littlest members of the family to squish together. A geode-inspired print with pops of yellow anchors the wall, as well as complements the area rug below.
Formal though it may be, this dining room is certainly warm and inviting. Where a chic chandelier and two colorful prints brighten the walls, six upholstered chairs encourage large family-style dinners.
This casual dining room makes the most of the natural light and outdoor surroundings. The mission style dining room set blends with the custom woodwork, a staple in craftsman design. The wood molding details and furnishings make the window views a focal point in the space.
Strong craftsman furniture, including an armoire and a Victorian-inspired buffet, balances the built-in fireplace surround and creates a warm, traditional aesthetic that is comfortably offset by a contemporary glass dining table and sleek red chairs. Updated yet traditional wallpaper adds a subtle pattern to the dining room and plays off the shape of the inverted umbrella chandelier.
In the dining space, designers from America's Most Desperate Kitchens added plenty of storage and a bar area. To add more display options and complete the design in the space, a vintage barn shutter was repurposed into a shelving unit that is illuminated by a bright, broadway light fixture. Vintage metal rakes on either side of the shelves were upcycled and used as wine glass racks.
Open dining rooms are in. Designer Cynthia Spence predicts an increase in building and remodeling around the concept of open dining rooms. She says this shift "creates a sense of flow throughout the space, and brings socializing back to the dinner table."
Asian influences in this vibrant dining room mingle with a trendy leopard-print bench and wicker chairs tucked under a pale dining table. Floral curtains, brightly colored plates, artwork and a brass light fixture accentuate the green walls, conjuring a tropical feel.
A sage green color scheme and traditional furniture give an old-world style to this formal dining room. Cotton velvet draperies in a saturated burgundy tone connect with the tiny berries in the woodland wall upholstery. A traditional crystal tasseled chandelier hangs over the table, and the dining chairs feature green velvet upholstery.
Cheery mustard yellow chairs add pizzazz to this sophisticated dining room. A pair of floating buffets on either side of the table provide storage for dinnerware, and the large piece of wall art at the head of the table completes the chic design.
By far the most significant modification in this renovation was the opening up of two walls that had separated the dining room from an adjacent breakfast room and the kitchen. The new design made way for an enlarged kitchen, and the combined spaces now feels much more open and welcoming with an improved flow and sight-line.