The dining room branches out with benches that can be used around the table or as standalone seating in the sitting room. Whimsical wallpaper adds a bold layer of color to the space and helps tie the two areas together.
A yellow tufted bench provides sunny seating around the wood dining table. Mixed throw pillows add extra color to the design featuring pops of blue pattern. Hardwood floor makes a seamless transition between the dining space and the connected kitchen.
To give the HGTV Dream Home 2015 dining table a cozier look, a plush bench sits in for traditional wooden chairs. “We did a banquette that’s upholstered, which could accommodate three children and even three adults,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
Whitewashed furniture brings a charming elegance to this dining room featured on HGTV's Design Star. Centered on a neutral area rug, the dining table includes two painted benches. Hardwood floors and paneled walls complete the casual, cozy look.
Though the open, two-story dining room in HGTV Dream Home 2015 is breathtaking, that openness can sometimes negatively affect the room’s acoustics. Luckily, interior designer Linda Woodrum knew just how to alleviate that issue. “When you have a tremendous amount of volume, you’re looking for ways to help with acoustics,” explains Linda. “So the more fabric you get in the room, the more you help with acoustics.”
You can choose to eat at the dining area inside or dine alfresco at this waterfront home in Tampa, Fla. A dark wood dining table and benches on either side offers casual outdoor dining with a trio of candles as the centerpiece. A built-in grill and mini fridge makes it convenient to entertain guests here.
Since the dining area sits just off the open kitchen, the designers used a large gray-and-white area rug to complement the marble island and make the two spaces look even more cohesive. Meanwhile, two brown leather chairs and a chic wooden bench provide stylish seating around the dining table.
Space is utilized well int his open design home. A banquette table and window bench seating allow for extra floor space in the dining area. Purple pillows bring a splash of color while black chairs add simple, sleek lines to the design. A long table rests against the back of the sofa to solidify the divide between the dining and living room.
This historic Greek Revival home has a great sense of flow, as the formal sitting room gives way to the dining area. By outfitting the space with an oriental rug, farmhouse-style table and benches, a traditional light fixture and a piece of tiled art that evokes thoughts of Morocco, the designers gave this room a carefully curated, global look as well.