The dining area gives this communal space seating for six. The garage door adds function and character to the space, both allowing in natural light and giving a nod to the fact that this room was once a garage. To finish off the space, a brown geometric rug was added to define the dining area.
Being a communal space, ease of access and organized storage plays a big part in this design. Open shelving on either side of the vent-a-hood provides stylish storage of mugs and spices, while cabinets and shelves below add functional, stylish storage, putting kitchen necessities within a fingertip's reach.
Interior living spaces in this Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, home are open and airy, encouraging communal gathering among family members and guests. Heavy beams highlight the dramatic height of the two-story space, which mimics the scale of the multi-level terrace outside.
Communal tables line the center of the dining space in this Mexican restaurant. The rustic wood tables pair with leather-upholstered chairs and wrought iron chandeliers, creating a design that feels authentically Mexican.
The view of the dining and communal seating area in this Mexican taqueria restaurant will likely make you want to eat -- and celebrate! Bright orange and pink walls are adorned with yellow trim and a serape striped wall. An antique molinillos -- wood whisks -- installation hangs near the bar dining space, reinforcing the culinary theme.
The third wall in the communal kitchen is chock full of cabinets with stylish, brushed nickel door knobs and drawer pulls to help keep everything organized, while the commercial sized appliances give the space room to accommodate its many occupants.
Sunlight peeks from beneath the eaves of a covered porch, one of the many ways this Jackson Hole, Wyoming, cabin retreat connects to its woodsy setting. The home was created as a retreat for the owners and their siblings and extended families, who come together at the vacation home and needed both private and communal spaces to relax, feel at home, and create great memories of well-spent vacations together.
A breezeway helps fit this rustic-modern cabin retreat to its natural site in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The project was a cabin retreat for the owners and their siblings and extended families, with the idea that they’d gather at the home on various occasions. That meant the family needed both private and communal spaces so everyone would feel at home and relaxed. The house is packed with space but has a cozy cabin feel.
The moody hue that makes the outside such an eye catcher continues into the main room, a cozy communal space just off the main check-in. The room is designed with a beautiful mix of textures that is the hallmark of rustic spaces. Various types of wood, stone and metal surfaces combine to create an earthy, tactile feel. Meanwhile, classic notes, like the Chesterfield sofa and portrait wall art enhance the feel of an old-school gentleman’s club.
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.
This Manhattan penthouse was fashioned by a previous owner out of storage rooms, a one bedroom apartment and unused space in the building’s decorative turret. Foley Fiore Architecture were tasked by the current owners to remodel the space to update the home to include ample communal living spaces comfortable for a young family with two teenage children. The living room includes a stylish, modern fireplace with a ceiling-mounted daybed swing.
This view from the entry into the parlor shows the home's original pocket doors that allow the parlor to be closed off, to make the space feel like a private sanctuary away from the rest of the home's more open and communal main living areas.
This open concept living and dining room is comfortable and communal, making this space great for entertaining. Filling in the "TV Hole" above the fireplace is functional pull-out storage. Updated finishes and light airy colors create a relaxing but warm environment.
Communal tables and bar tables with stools -- different types of seating areas -- create a space that's nuanced and interesting. The open kitchen clad in white subway tiles feels like a diner; the antique-style restaurant sign is a fun, antique element in the space. The resulting feel is both homey and modern.
To accommodate as many people as possible, designers combined the exercise space and photography studio into an expansive, communal sleeping area with space for up to 10 people. Inspired by railway sleeping cars, the double-decker, double-sized bunk beds are cozy, comfortable and private, with well-appointed interiors including reading lights and book nooks. A comfy window seat doubles as day bed, and converts to a trundle bed when needed, while deep drawers provide plenty of storage space.
While this Mexican restaurant's dining room feels rustic and aged, in truth it was created new in just 90 days. The authentic and homey environment is derived from keen attention to detail, such as the traditional wood whisks hanging from the ceiling. Adding old to new, existing tables in the prior restaurant space were repurposed, cut up and reformed into both intimate and communal tables.