A curved, upholstered gray bench, a toile ottoman and luxurious gray curtains are paired with decorative bamboo sticks, a stone and candle centerpiece and low rectangular bench seating to create a harmonious blend of varying styles. A trio of metallic mirrors and metallic pedestal table bring a touch of glamor to the space. Potted hydrangeas bring a traditional flair to the space and complement the green banquette pillows.
This dining room from designer Vanessa-DeLeon is flanked with column-framed arched doorways and accentuated with an eclectic mix of the formal and rustic to create a dramatic and unexpected look. Banquettes in black crushed velvet sit at both ends of the wooden dining table, while eight sturdy leather and antique gold barrel dining chairs make up the rest of the seating in the space.
This dining room is ready for festive fetes. Kay Douglass Interiors used bright and bold Hermes pieces, including a mobile and its signature orange for the custom velvet banquettes in the contemporary space. The chic dining chairs are in gray velvet and other seating swivels. The stool has a faceted cube shape. The paintings were found at a French market. The room was in the 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays.
A dark and dingy room is transformed into a bright and airy open space for a young family with three little boys. As the center of the home, this space is where the family spends most of their time so lots of seating is incorporated and a built-in banquette is great for the kids. An East Coast vibe is mixed with a touch of coastal California feel for a casual, comfortable atmosphere.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, this once cramped and dated kitchen and dining area was transformed into a chic, mid-century style space. Designer Sarah Richardson upcycled thrift store chairs by dipping the legs in chrome and reupholstering the seats. Keeping with the vintage theme, Sarah installed mid-century modern light fixtures and added bright pops of color throughout the neutral space. The owner's original artwork hangs above a custom banquette to complete the look.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, this open plan dining room got a chic, mid-century modern makeover. Designer Sarah Richardson upcycled thrift store dining chairs by dipping the legs in chrome and reupholstering the seats. Keeping with the vintage theme, she installed a fun mid-century modern chandelier and two matching floating storage cabinets in a bright blue to match the owner's original artwork. A custom banquette and vintage wood dining table complete the look.
In the remodeling of this living space, a new open concept plan—and clever design strategies—allowed for a chef-grade kitchen, dining area and family room to flow seamlessly together. A long narrow dining table tucks neatly against an L-shaped banquette. In the family room, a large sectional handily covers seating needs. Farmhouse sink and faucet: Kohler; Integrated fridge and freezer: Sub Zero; Wood and iron lantern pendants: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light, Countertops: Fantasy Brown by Arizona Tile
The Francis family asked the crew of Elbow Room for a flowing and functional kitchen and family room. To make this happen, Chip Wade and his crew enclosed the back deck and demolished several walls. To make up for lost space, the crew installed an oversized island to hold appliances and supply extra storage. They also added seating in the kitchen by building a banquette to wrap around the kitchen table and adding bar stools to the end of the countertop. The kitchen, then flows into the living room where the crew added comfort in two oversized chairs looking onto the fireplace.
An easy way to show off colorful dining chairs is to pair them with a glass-top table. Here, a midcentury modern chrome and glass table is encircled by retro diner chairs in a playful lattice-inspired design. In this dining room makeover, designer Ashley DeLapp's initial plan was to use a banquette with a long oval table for dining room seating, but she realized it wasn’t the best solution since it wouldn’t allow room for a storage piece. The designer instead chose the Platner table because it was round –– allowing for an easier flow in the small space –– and fitting for the midcentury-modern theme.