As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah plays with various shades of blue and turquoise to give a young couple a chic and colorful open plan living and dining area. A dividing wall was removed and a custom plate rail installed for seamless flow between the two rooms.
Glass elements piled on for optimum glamor and their lovely reflective properties translate to a trend you can easily introduce into your home. A portion of the wall is mirrored, but even the addition of glass accessories on a table or dresser can achieve this light, elegant effect. The Old Hollywood feel of this room is amplified with the palm-shaped dining room table with glass top and a subtle, almost shadow-effect custom mural in this stunning dining room from Philip Sides Interior Design. More sugary pastels add to the sumptuous mood.
For structural reasons, the designers of this kitchen remodel had to keep this wall that leads into the dining room. To make it more interesting than sheetrock, and play off of the homeowners' love for all things industrial, they created custom steel panels and used reclaimed fir for the beam and post.
White cabinetry is set off by a dark-stained, custom built-in bookcase with the same dark stain featured on two sides of the peninsula in this transitional California kitchen. A white subway tile backsplash lines the room while pendant lights hang over the dining table and ladder-back chairs.
On episode seven of HGTV Design Star season six, contestant Mark is asked to make over a formal living and dining room for a young couple. Because the couple loves music, Mark creates a custom record installation. "The record wall...stunning," says judge Vern Yip.
Cooking is one of the homeowners' favorite shared hobbies, so when they decided to renovate, the kitchen became a priority. Walls were torn down to open up the space to the dining room and living room. Soapstone and marble grace the countertops, two-toned custom cabinetry is installed and Urban Electric pendant lights hang over the expansive island, lending both illumination and style to space.
The Halo Pendant light crowns the dining room at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, which projects an easy, elegant comfort wrapped in luxury. A custom white oak table designed by Martin Kobus is surrounded by West Elm chairs upholstered in canvas sourced from Army tents. The floral artwork is screen printed on nylon mesh
An outdoor kitchen features a custom vent hood that allows it to operate under the cover of this elegant tropical lanai. The spacious outdoor room features multiple zones for lounging and dining, as well as screens that protect it from the elements. The entire space takes advantage of the home's spectacular tropical views.
Situated between the breakfast nook and formal dining room is the butler's pantry, which doubles as a custom bar. The designers wanted the space to feel strong and masculine, so they outfitted the walls with Phillip Jeffries wallpaper that mimics the look of a tweed suit and added a cool, black-and-white treatment to the ceiling.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson removed a wall between a cramped kitchen and extra bonus room in this century-old home to build a gorgeous, roomy eat-in kitchen stocked with modern amenities. The original kitchen was completed gutted to make room for custom white cabinets, a subway tile backsplash, an enormous island with attached dining table, and stainless steel appliances. Oiled-finished wood flooring and brass accents complete the room's traditional, antique look.
Soon after purchasing their home, the homeowners were ready to redesign the entertaining hub of the home. A custom-designed drop ceiling with bubble pendant chandelier defines the new dining room, which pairs a chic woodgrain table with sleek black chairs. Anchored at the end of the living space is the wet bar and frameless glass wine room, each outlined with bookmatched wood walls and ceilings. The end result is a series of spaces that feature the homeowners' sophisticated style and taste.
The Winter Park, Fla., home doesn't have a formal dining room, so a custom leather banquette acts as a cozy eating area off the kitchen. Above the kitchen island is a large, rectangular crystal chandelier. Each crystal was hand-tied around the fixture, and as one of the first elements to greet guest when they enter the home, the chandelier makes for a jaw-dropping design.
This pristine kitchen features custom everything, from the marble backsplash that extends to the ceiling to the integrated appliances to the range hood to the dual islands, one for prep and one for dining. The beamed ceiling continues into a hearth room that opens to a gorgeous water view. Wide-plank wood floors mix with glossy natural stone to bring the space a chic mix of rustic and modern details.
This kitchen is a combination of traditional and modern elements. The cabinetry, granite and hardware are very contemporary, but with the infusion of a custom rustic kitchen table, fabric dining chairs and cornice boards, the space becomes cozy. The cornice boards were created in an unexpected bohemian patterned fabric with orange accents to add interest and pattern to the room. The hammered metal pendants hanging at varying height are copper on the inside and produce a warm glow.
In a large, open interior — and this is especially important when the space has soaring ceilings, as this one does — it’s essential to choose furnishings and details that fit the large scale of the room. Says stylist Sophie Gunnersen of Studio Stamp: “All the pieces in the room are rather big and bold, and everything has a purpose. The custom-made dining table sits at bar height and it is large and chunky. The black AGA cooker is really the key piece in the space — it adds ambience and attracts most people with its warmth. The vertical bookshelf along with the softer green tiles divide the room.”
The owners of this home dreamed of having an open concept space, but they didn't know how to make their dreams a reality. Enter Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines. The Gainses removed the walls that used to separate the common spaces of the home, opening up the heart of house. Then, they added cool features to make each space unique-a custom table for the dining room, a new fire place for the living room, double islands for the kitchen-creating the home of this family's dreams.
Not every home is blessed with the grand volumes of a loft space, but you can use space-saving tricks to make rooms feel more expansive, as designers Jamie Hamilton and Greer Nelson of Oliver Simon Design did in this project. “We loved the idea of an antique map in this dining room because it was a small space but we still wanted it to be bright and interesting. Not losing valuable space to framed art on the walls meant that every inch was used in the smartest way possible. The custom barn door was also a space saver, and a bright hit of color adds good bang for the buck.”
As rough-hewn and industrial as some loft spaces can be, there’s still ample opportunity to introduce spaces rich in refined style, as designer Hannah Crowell did in this eclectic dining room. “This was a new build that I wanted to give depth and character, so I chose a charcoal grey that pulled a slight bit of purple. I wanted to mix modern pieces (the Wegner chairs) with a farm table and Bryan Nash Gill prints. The Patterson Flynn and Martin rug was custom and took us 6 months to make but it pulled everything together perfectly.”