A faux-foliage chandelier, leaf finials on the curtain rods and antler wall mounting are just some of the distinctive touches in this dining room from Charles Faudree Interiors. Distressed table and chairs help give the space its casual feel.
The "U"-shaped kitchen cabinets provide plenty of counter space while giving definition to the kitchen space, separating it from the rest of the first floor. The barstools give the space a casual dining option but are also in close proximity to the dining space, so they could also serve as an extension of the home's dining area.
Theea light hardwood floor brightens up this dining space, even with a dark wood sideboard and server. Adding a small dining table for four and a fun gingham tablecloth gives this room an airy, outdoor feel.
What was an empty wall in the informal dining space now houses built-in storage cubbies for each family member to stash their accessories, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. The mixed use of the room is appropriate in a casual living space.
Clear, modern barstools add some casual seating at the breakfast bar in the kitchen of this St. Barts home. With the addition of the large kitchen island, the family now has the room to entertain and share meals in the kitchen, a less formal space, or in the formal dining room for a more elegant or larger gathering.
This great room is divided by a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. The dining area features a restaurant-style banquette, while the living areas flow into each other, one with a sectional and another with a casual seating arrangement. A bank of windows brightens all.
Perfect for casual weekend living, this Hamptons beach-house dining/family room has a close connection to the kitchen, as well as to outdoor living areas. Glass doors on the ground level slide all the way into the walls, opening the family/dining room and living room to an expansive deck area. The rooms can be entirely open or protected from mosquitoes with a screen system, allowing for summer breezes, ample entertaining areas and restoring connections to nature. “A consistent — but not overwhelming — thread of blue follows throughout these ground level spaces: blue kitchen cabinets, blue custom rug and touches of blue walls,” note the architects.
This informal living area features a cozy alcove with a small dining table and four chairs, forming a casual dining nook. Windows and French doors fill the space with natural light to create a bright, breezy atmosphere.
Chandeliers offer this outdoor dining space a hint of formality, while a large concrete-topped table and slipcovered chairs keep things casual and are easy to clean. A fireplace clad in Austin stone keeps the area comfortable even on chillier Texas winter nights.