Across from the living room, a plush pink sofa, large ottoman and identical armchairs create a more casual entertaining space. A built-in cabinet in the corner showcases an impressive collection of fine china.
This clever china cabinet not only has room for glasses and dishware. It also features a wine rack, a mirror and an elegant granite countertop that can double as a buffet. A chalkboard lets hosts inject personality into the scene.
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.
In the dining room, the walls and furniture are neutral; visual interest is brought in via richly colored accents like the green curtains and chair seats and the blue rug. It's a good way to try out bold colors without overwhelming the space.