The "captain's chair" in the corner of this traditional living room offers the best view in the house. This traditional Brooklyn townhouse overlooks New York Harbor and features carefully restored period details, like reclaimed antique heart pine flooring and cast iron radiators.
Bentwood captain's chairs and a sinuous chandelier mix with the straight, modern lines of this minimalist dining room. A slatted ceiling adds visual interest above, and throughout, natural materials help to connect the home to its rugged, secluded site. A broad sliding glass door literally brings the outdoors in.
This eclectic dining room features a glass-top table with a bright white base. Metal-and-wicker chairs are combined with gray leather captain's chairs for a collected, interesting look, while a funky metal chandelier makes a fun, creative statement. Yellow artwork and pink roses add pops of color to the otherwise gray space.
The wide open living spaces in this coastal home are designed to emphasize, first and foremost, the view. Neutral walls and broad windows spotlight the sweeping coastal vista. Meanwhile the arrangement of the dining room, with its eye-catching captain's chair, forms a visual line upon entry that draws the eye through the center of the room and to the windows beyond.
As seen on HGTV's Secrets From a Stylist, a more refined wood table and blue upholstered captain's chair tone down the '50s vibe from host Emily Henderson's first makeover of this space. The room still features plenty of kitsch with DIY chandeliers made out of socket splitters and a fun centerpiece of salvaged architectural and design elements. Instead of buying one huge, expensive area rug, Emily saved money by buying three smaller area rugs and laying them next to each other.
The fantasy continues in the dining room. While the white walls and hardwood floors may be standard, even typical for a Brooklyn brownstone, what happens between them is anything but. In this room a surrealist light fixture designed by Paul hangs low over a thoroughly modern set of dining chairs. For a contrast from the metal furnishings, a vintage Norman Cherner armchair captains the table. On the floor, a hand-painted rug brings a big splash of color to the space which is presided over by even more fantastic sculptures of creatures, seashells and plants.