A dining bridge connects the common and private wings of this modern home. From the interior of the dining space, guests and homeowners have a beautiful view of the pool and outdoor entertaining space to enjoy while they eat.
This bridge connects both sides of the house with a glass balcony railing and a view to the living and dining room areas below. The windows overlook Texas Hill Country, and the vaulted ceilings give the space an an airy, open feel. The glass balcony railing provides a contemporary contrast to the more traditional design elements of the house.
A big picture window creates a sunny eat-in nook in this transitional California kitchen. The all-white cabinetry is sleek, modern and topped by thick-cut white marble. Tumbled tile underfoot gives the room a casual vibe, as does the striped fabric on the benches that accompany the picnic-style dining table.
The designer wanted to create specific rooms for the family to enjoy throughout their garden. The tiki hut became a tropical outdoor dining area with a dining table and chairs from Janus et Cie. The client also requested two more elements: a water feature and a bridge, which features oolite and coral stone.
A smooth stone walkway guides visitors over a bridge and towards a pavilion. Here, a dining table and custom kitchen give the owners room to entertain, while a fireplace allows for enjoying the outdoors year-round.
This open-plan kitchen and dining room is unified by a striking rust-red accent wall that bridges the two spaces. White cabinetry is sleek, with modern lines and integrated appliances. Under-cabinet lights draw attention to the accent wall and provide task lighting for food preparation.
Beyond the covered patio, a wall completely opens, bridging the gap between indoors and out at this contemporary California hacienda. Walls throughout are white and furnishings are neutral, creating an overall effect that is crisp, clean and modern. Terraces and patios allow maximum enjoyment of the entertainment-ready backyard.
A wide, retractable glass wall opens this elegant dining room to the outdoors. Crisp while walls, arched doorways and a smooth ceiling with a domed recess combine to form a neutral backdrop for clean-lined, contemporary furnishings. Meanwhile, traditional lighting bridges the home's modern style and Mediterranean-inspired architecture.
Upholstered, elegant dining chairs with high backs provide a transitional design element to this dining room by designer Valerie Ruddy. Borrowed from the look of the classic wing chair, the chair style here is given a modern and sleek update. To one side of the room, a bench serves as a bridge within the open-plan design and can be used for entertaining groups without obstructing views. With an abundance of comfortable and plush furnishings, this dining room is just right for entertaining family and friends.
The designer used a tiki hut to create a protected dining area that the family could use throughout the year. Since the water feature and bridge were such a big part of the family's request, it was important that they would be one of the project's main features. Oolite and coral stone were used for the pond and surrounding areas. The outdoor dining furniture is from Janus et Cie.
A fresh layer of snow sparkles atop this Chicago home's roof patio. A bridge and small staircase lead to an open air sitting space and outdoor dining setup. The light brick walls look beautiful in the winter wonderland and allow the black door to pop in the light surroundings.
The deck's unique construction organizes the outdoor spaces over several different levels, including a bridge over the pool. Pergolas offer shade for dining and sitting areas. The exterior is also dynamic with a mix of stone, wood and white stucco.
This striking Malibu home has a wide-open floor plan that emphasizes the view outside the glass rear facade. An open-plan kitchen is divided from the living space by a peninsula with a modern waterfall countertop, matching that of a central island. Modern art bridges the kitchen and living room, while a cozy seating area takes advantage of a sunny space by the dining terrace. White walls and floors provide a neutral backdrop, keeping the focus on the view.