This formal dining room is the toast of the dinner party thanks to style that's sophisticated but not at all stuffy. At the far end of the space, a bay window makes the ideal nook for a cozy, round table, a pretty spot for breakfast.
For a tone-on-tone effect, the formal dining room is equipped with several tints and shades of spring green. This subtle change in color adds a layered effect that’s elegant and understated but tonally in check with the greens seen in the adjacent great room. Layering several shades and tints of the same color is an excellent way to introduce color into your home without the hues becoming too contrasted or intense.
A simple round wooden dining table grounds this all-white formal dining room. The domed ceiling puts the focus on the gorgeous crystal chandelier while adding dimension and drama to the space. A conveniently located server window opens to the kitchen, so hot food is never far from the table.
Adjacent to the family kitchen, this arched breakfast nook with dramatic Craftsman-inspired windows has ample seating for four or more, thanks to a large window seat that does double duty as a banquette.
White walls and a natural finish hardwood floor create a clam and inviting atmosphere for this dining room. A glass encased light fixture is mounted into the coffered ceiling directly over the dining table. The natural finish of the table fits beautifully with the room while black dining chairs create a nice border around it. At the heads of the table, matching plaid armchairs add weight and pattern to the room.
The homeowners requested a Jonathan Adler-inspired, family-friendly living and dining room. Their existing kitchen chairs got a mini-makeover with affordable new fabric. Design by HGTV Star contestant Jessie Miller
Design Harmony Weihs maximized seating, space and storage by building this custom bench with drawers and pulling everything closer to the windows. The space feels relaxed and casual thanks to Roman shades and cheery throw pillows.
One of the most effective ways to highlight custom or historic millwork, such as trim or ceiling beams, is with contrasting white paint. To accentuate the original millwork in this 1920s bungalow, its walls feature muted shades of blue while its trim is a bright shade of ultra white.