A black and white kitchen opens to contemporary sitting and breakfast areas that incorporate colorful accents and varying textures. White waterfall marble counters cover the island’s black cabinetry, as glass pendants hang above. In the sitting area, velvet chairs in a deep cobalt color, accented by pillows with bold geometric prints, sit in front of a trio of large windows. A smooth lucite coffee table is topped with shaggy, sheep’s wool, and is anchored by a neutral rug. Mirrored panels in the nook reflect the room’s natural light, and the white table and mid-century dining chairs add subtle modern touches to the classic space.
Designer Ashley DeLapp created this vibrant space with the whole family in mind. By pairing layered geometric patterns with vibrant pops of color, designer she was able to create the ideal midcentury-modern dining room setting. The round table is flanked by chairs decorated in a yellow geometric pattern, while the gray trellis wallpaper provides a striking contrast to the otherwise bright color choices. The room's credenza not only allows for storing extra items, but serves as a furniture accent piece. Geometric lamps decorate the top of the piece, along with beautiful floral arrangements.
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 simple elegance of this dining room spotlights the homeowner's collection of fine art and antique furniture. Two large windows flood the space with natural light and reflect off the white walls to bring the collector's items to the forefront of visitors' sights. Even the table is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible with its glass tabletop to direct the eye to the artwork and fine furniture in this space. Since the collector's items afford the only color in the space, the decorative antique dresser and the statue and painting are the focal points of the room, showcasing the homeowner's elegant taste.
The owners of the Sacred Pepper wanted a dining room that was inspired by their travels, Old Florida and organic elements found in nature, so designers started with a neutral color palette and accented it with cobalt blue to give the space a sand and sea feel. The details in the space, such as the artwork that hangs from the ceiling and the pendant lights over each table, are reminiscent of coral, adding the organic element to this elegant seascape.
Designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy added two small barrel armchairs in turquoise blue velvet to accompany this shades of blue family room. They blend with, yet provide visual contrast against the medium blue walls for an unexpected yet entirely appealing design. Brass floor lamps and urn occasional tables, bold pillows and the pink tones seen in the dining area also give the room pizzazz.
Even though the spaces are visually connected, the exposed beams in the kitchen and the exposed brick floor help to keep the spaces separate. The dining room continues the rustic charm with the elegant farmhouse table and bench seating, but Joanna infused the rustic style with a modern twist-the patterned rug. This rug helps make the space more fun, as well as tying it to the black hutch, a stylish and functional piece where the family stores their dishes. As seen on Fixer Upper.
The goal of this project was to modernize the open plan living space, but in a thoughtful way that would respect the location and also provide the young bachelor with a functional design. The narrow living room space was one of the biggest challenges in the space planning. By creating a wall hung entertainment unit and bookcase, with a large area rug and small cocktail tables, the narrow space was visually widened.
To keep the flow of the space fluid and to create visually interest in the corner of the main living space, a custom round dining table with "wishbone" chairs make a bright statement and feel inviting.
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.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It, Too, designer Jillian Harris gave the homeowners a modern dining space. With a table that seats up to six, there is plenty of space for the family to enjoy or to entertain their friends. She then added a modern chandelier to help bring light to the room. The walls are painted a neutral color and are accented by the dark picture frames and the metal of the chandelier.
This kitchen, which had been drastically damaged in a fire, is now an elegant, functional space in this contemporary home. To give more room to this space, Karen and Mina removed a wall, which brought this kitchen to the forefront of the design of the home. Then, they added plenty of storage and counter space with upper and lower cabinets. To help make the space pop, a stainless steel dining table with teal accent chairs were brought in, tying the space together, creating an elegant, contemporary kitchen. As seen on HGTV's Good Bones.
Just off the kitchen and dining area, the new sitting room has modern slate floors and simple, gray linen window treatments. The home's original wainscoting was removed, modernizing the space, and the walls were painted a warm beige. To add contrast to the room, Joanna brought in bright yellow pillows and shiny, metallic lamps and tables, while a white picket gate with the work "family" attached to it hangs above the cozy, white sofa, softening the space.
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In a compact kitchen, it’s important to draw your colors together. This white bar, with shelves of open storage below, matches the white dining table and is topped with blue tiles that complement the walls and chairs in the adjacent area. Together, the blue and white features of the bar create an interesting and cohesive look for the two distinct spaces. This room was designed by Cody Ables, CEO of CODARUS, for Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit that helps families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
White is a classic tone often used in shabby chic designs. HGTV fan rnhey wanted to create a light, airy dining room ideal for casual year-round entertaining, so she used this fresh hue as the base for her entire design. The upholstered cane-backed chairs, freshly painted table and vintage marine life prints are reminiscent of relaxed summers and shabby seaside homes. White beadboard walls allow the sand-colored curtains and accessories to act as complementary accents rather than simply appearing in the background. For an elegantly shabby look, combine your rustic pieces with more contemporary counterparts. The white table and rattan chairs feel ultra casual, while the symmetrical prints, pleated draperies and dark wood serving tray deliver a perfect hint of refinement.
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.”
"Well, why the hell not?" seems to be the motto of this small space. Even though the apartment only has a living room and a bedroom, the designers have fit much more life into the space. In the main living area, designated areas for a home office, a sitting area, a living room, a dining area and a wet bar have been established. The bedroom, although small, has made the most of its space with a slender dresser and hanging end table, and the entryway has been transformed into a makeshift mudroom. Who says you can't have it all?
The exposed beams called for a "rustic" feel that was relaxed and fun. The designers added the sisal rug and neutral tones in the furniture. The color was brought in through the artwork and bookshelf. Overall the mix of midcentury furniture, minimal dining table, lighting and great artwork makes the room fresh but a relaxed space to gather with friends and family.
The reason for the large, painted stripe behind the clients' white-framed painting was so it "popped" off the white wall. Before that was done, the painting got lost and did not have the contrast it needed.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian Harris' overall design for Joyce and Steven was a mix of both their desires. Joyce wanted a timeless design that would stand the test of time and Steven wanted it to be contemporary. Big and open was another wish, so that they could fulfill their entertaining needs. The wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room was removed. The previous walls were all Popcorn Walls, now refinished and painted Silver Drop dining and living room. The Oak hardwood floors throughout the main floor were refinished. There are new casings on all the windows throughout the main floor. Within the dining room are two built-in China Cabinets, white with glass doors that were rebuilt. The ceilings were just above the windows and the greatest design surprise for Jillian was being able to open the space up by vaulting the ceilings.