The kitchen’s inviting breakfast area in front of the center island features a large 72-inch wide wood dining table with unexpected seating options. A custom church pew, round ottomans that are easy to move around and Parson style dining chairs upholstered in a woven black plaid fabric give everyone a seat at the table.
An elegant cast aluminum dining table with a powder coated black finish seats up to six and provides a stylish spot for sharing meals. The black table is paired with black and white woven Parisian bistro chairs for contrast.
Entertaining in a small space is always a challenge, and Mikel has been both clever and stylish in his solutions. Eschewing a fourth dining chair in favor of a bench increases the capacity at the table, while the upholstered stool can do double-duty, adding substantial seating to the living room for the conversational part of the evening.
Mixing and matching rattan peacock chairs with more subtle folding chairs in this outdoor dining area creates a dramatic yet natural place for your next dinner party. Sea green and white color blocked curtains enhance the relaxing atmosphere while the geometric chandelier feels unique and modern.
Just through the archway this intimate dining arrangement is perfect for gathering with small groups of friends. The clean aesthetic of the living room continues in more neutral tones. Warm woods are paired with creamy white walls, a classic combination punctuated by the patterned blue of the cotton area rug.
Ghost chairs, a crystal chandelier and minimalist furnishings add a modern glam touch to this dining room. An oversized container with orchids and plants that don't require direct sunlight makes a perfect year-round, all-purpose centerpiece.
How to freshen up classic board-and-batten paneling: Paint all of it, as well as the window casings, dark gray (Porpoise by Sherwin-Williams). The rich blue of the chairs—scored at a vintage store—go beautifully with the color. “They seem grand but not stuffy or formal,” says Sonal. “We use one as the special birthday chair when cutting cake with family.” They’re paired with white plastic molded chairs from Overstock and an industrial table from RH. Instead of traditional fabric curtains, Lisa hung fringy macramé ones from RH Teen for an unexpected hit of texture. The rug is from Nourison.
This spot off the kitchen, where both meals and schoolwork happen, is bustling all day long. Luke brought in pops of color with yellow chairs by Coavas and a wall hanging by local artist Kate Crowley-Gilbert. “I don’t like spaces that seem cold or sterile, so Luke gave every room softness,” says Miranda. Here it’s a round table (vintage) and a woven pendant (from Candelabra). The wood piece against the wall is a refurbished plant stand, found at Boise Vintage.
A large outdoor dining table accommodates ten, with two wrought iron chandeliers illuminating the space. The partially covered area allows for outdoor entertaining even when the weather gets bad. Guests have the luxury to take a dip in the pool before or after dinner.
Inspired by a velvet cerulean blue sofa, this home features a soft color palette with pops of bold color. Some of the colors were taken from the preppy and Easter-inspired hues that people wear in the Washington D.C. area. Tribal and African accents add a unique element to the neutral and traditional furniture pieces.
Although the winter months are cold, it's nice to sit outside and enjoy the bright winter light on warmer days. Create a welcoming vibe in your outdoor dining area by dressing up chairs with throw blankets your guests can use to snuggle up and keep warm with over a cup of tea or coffee.