This traditional china cabinet serves as the perfect display area for vintage china, glass ware, and silver serving ware. The floral and aviary patterned wall design add visual interest while the mounted pheasants sitting atop provide a unique conversation starter. The wall treatment may look like wallpaper, but it's actually paper-backed fabric. Designer Sarah Richardson used this centuries-old process to achieve a sophisticated look in her dining room. The process of backing fabric with paper is known as lamination or paper backing and costs about $10 per yard. Check with local wallpaper or fabric stores for availability.
Multiple building materials and styles come together to create this contemporary kitchen. A medium-toned walnut wood makes up the cabinets and kitchen island, while lighter-colored hardwood is used on the floors, creating a varied, natural feel. Marble and concrete also play into the island, which was custom-built in an angular shape.
The upper interior of this built-in china cabinet was painted black to tie in the dining chairs in a 1950s bungalow. Keeping the space kid-friendly, toys and books are stowed below––an easy distraction for little dinner guests.
A distressed finish over this country china cabinet stands out agains the polished hardwood floor and bright white wall paint. The blue color of the trim peaks through the distress mark to frame the piece.
Rustic wood and stainless steel make the feel of this open plan kitchen warm and approachable. Instead of upper cabinets, a large glass-front china cabinet houses—and shows off—dishes and serving ware.
This contemporary kitchen features a black gas range with accompanying black over the range microwave. Natural Wood cabinets with black hardware and dark hardwood floors offset gray walls and a white tiled backsplash.
Use a high gloss paint in a color that matches your other decor on some of your cabinets to give your kitchen a luxury lacquer look. Use the same hardware throughout the kitchen to maintain a cohesive look, as designer Diane Foreman did in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner.
A pair of skylights and large windows let natural light brighten the sleek wood finishes in this dining room. Leather chairs and a sturdy wood table create an organized and sophisticated dining set up. Track lighting highlights a built in china cabinet with glass doors. Wood beams create a deep coffered ceiling overhead. A sage green rug subtly ties the room into the surrounding grass and courtyard.