A dining room with gray walls features a long wood table with six wicker chairs. A vase filled with white flowers sits in the middle of the table and three large, framed, black-and-white photographs decorate the walls to give the room a more casual feel. Industrial sconce lights highlight each photograph while floor-to-ceiling windows allow lots of natural light to flood the bright space.
Painted Windsor chairs and a contemporary take on a wagon wheel chandelier set off the warm wood trim in the dining room of this updated Craftsman home. A low, Mid Century-inspired sideboard complements the black-painted chairs. The design team used large-scale furniture and lighting to offset the home's high ceilings and bring the spaces down to a more comfortable level.
The Gaspar's new kitchen has been completely transformed with new cabinetry, appliances, and wood flooring. A modern black subway tile backsplash, a wood-framed vent hood, granite countertops and a functional kitchen island were installed. The outdated wallpaper was replaced with light blue/gray paint. The doorway between the kitchen and dining room is now wider, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
To maintain the farmhouse feel, designers kept the wainscoting that already existed in the space, but updated it with a coat of paint that continues the neutral color palette into the dining room. A vintage, farmhouse table further continues the design, while the chairs surrounding it have been painted black to make them seem more modern. The sliding barn door separates the dining room and kitchen from the rest of the house, maintaining the vintage style. Finally, color is added to the space through the aqua pendant light and the broadway letter B light, completing the updated, farmhouse design of the space.
This Houston, TX, home offers grand rooms with perfect views, especially in the large, eat-in kitchen. High ceilings draw the eye to the beautiful chandelier hanging above the dining table, while the black-and-white checkered tile backsplash makes the space feel a bit more traditional. Guests can enjoy an outdoor view to the patio through double French doors.
A hand-carved solid birch mirror in a black finish hangs above an ebony hand-rubbed buffet table, drawing the eye up to visually heighten this neutral dining room. A modern polished nickel chandelier illuminates the crisp, clean table settings in the neutral space. White dinnerware complements the white wainscoting and tray ceiling, while clear glass vases hold fresh hydrangea bloom centerpieces.
Soon after purchasing their home, the homeowners were ready to redesign the entertaining hub of the home. A custom-designed drop ceiling with bubble pendant chandelier defines the new dining room, which pairs a chic woodgrain table with sleek black chairs. Anchored at the end of the living space is the wet bar and frameless glass wine room, each outlined with bookmatched wood walls and ceilings. The end result is a series of spaces that feature the homeowners' sophisticated style and taste.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines removed the wall between the Purks' kitchen and dining room to create a more open concept feel. They installed a natural wood support beam in it's place. The appliances were replaced and moved to the other side of the room- a new washer and dryer is now located in the laundry room. All new white cabinets and black marble countertops bring a modern look to the kitchen, and two hanging globe light fixtures illuminate the breakfast bar.
Black walls create a moody atmosphere, perfect for contrasting the brighter elements of the room. A midcentury modern pendant light features a bright, bubbled look, illuminating the polished wood kitchen table below. A trio of twisted, modern, metallic vases compliment the slight curve of the table's edge. Blue velvet dining chairs surround the table while a dark balloon chair blends with the walls behind it.
Clean lines and contemporary furniture mix with traditional lighting and Mediterranean design details in this California dining room. Curved lines create harmony in the space, from the arched doorways to the recessed ceiling dome to the round mirror above a modern console. Black and white art is a theme that carries through other rooms in the home's 11,000-square-foot interior. A wall-size pocket door opens this space to one of a series of outdoor courtyards.
A cottage cabin bedroom with a built in bed and shelves is painted in neutral off white. A view of another room from the open door shows a dining area and area rug. A simple hat hanging on the door provides a cozy touch while blue and white plaid curtains lend to the overall rustic feel of the space. A floral print and black and white photography on cream colored paneled walls and painted floor make this room a quaint, warm environment.
At the far end of the dining room, Nikia has a small office from which to manage a collection of growing brands. A series of inspirational images presides over her desk proclaiming everything from the beauty of black women to the model’s love of architecture and interiors. The workspace is flanked by creative elements — a camera on one end, and a woven crown on the other.
Kelley is a proponent of breaking the rules, and opted to paint her apartment a cool off-black shade. The color absolutely works as a strong backdrop for the myriad of beautiful elements that this editor and creative director has brought home. In the dining room, a beautifully textured “Porcupine Quill” Mirror from Horchow, pops against the dark black wall. The hand-painted piece has a sculptural quality, as do many of the pieces that Kelley has in her home.
Here again the architecture of the home reflects Hollywood’s golden age. The arches that form the passages between rooms are one of Nikia’s favorite features in the home. This arch between the living and dining room offers a gorgeous view of the various textures and cultural influences that make up the living room — from the pouf to the rug to the Bamileke-inspired stools from World Market (https://www.worldmarket.com/product/tribal-carved-wood-accent-table.do?sortby=ourPicks). “I love a combination of clean mid-century Scandinavian with more intricate pieces from India and Africa,” Nikia confesses. “Mixing and matching design elements from different cultures reflects the world I live in and makes me feel at home.”
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines removed the wall between the homeowners' kitchen and dining room and they installed a natural wood support beam in it's place. All new white cabinets and black marble countertops bring a modern look to the kitchen, and two hanging globe light fixtures illuminate the breakfast bar. A new stainless steel range and vent hood is surrounded by a beveled subway tile backsplash.
The main house of the building, sitting directly in the middle of the guest rooms, is a communal space where guests come to check in, eat and relax outside of their rooms. Just in through the front door, the space begins with this beautiful dining room. The forest-feel comes immediately through in this space with its color palette of warm browns and greens. The extendable table, which seats as many as 10 guests, is flanked by the hidden star of the show: an exquisite black armoire that accents the deep green of the wall, while the grain of the wood adds pattern and texture to the room.
The back half of the sunroom features many functional features. From the wall of windows and the Nano door that leads to the outdoor dining room to the twenty foot long window seat, designers cleverly used every inch of the space in order to create a room that was cozy and stylish while mixing in unique pieces, such as the mirror with the coral eglosmise frame above the chest and the black tables in front of the window seat, add interest to the space's design.
A black and white kitchen opens to contemporary sitting and breakfast areas that incorporate colorful accents and varying textures. White waterfall marble counters cover the island’s black cabinetry, as glass pendants hang above. In the sitting area, velvet chairs in a deep cobalt color, accented by pillows with bold geometric prints, sit in front of a trio of large windows. A smooth lucite coffee table is topped with shaggy, sheep’s wool, and is anchored by a neutral rug. Mirrored panels in the nook reflect the room’s natural light, and the white table and mid-century dining chairs add subtle modern touches to the classic space.