Casually enjoy a meal or spend time with the host as they prep food in this spacious, traditional kitchen. Cream cabinets discretely stow away kitchen necessities, and two glass-front cabinets put the pretty dishware on display. A small green island in the center provides extra prep space and adds a lovely color accent to the design.
In between the breakfast room and kitchen, built-in display cabinets flank the doorway and elegantly showcase formal dishware. Below, additional cabinets provide ample space for storing serverware and other kitchen essentials.
In this just-a-hint-more-formal dining room, a wide country-style table makes up to 10 comfortable. The decor is simple and fun: open shelves display collections of glass bottles, teacups and pretty dishware.
This eat-in kitchen has some real retro charm: its floor is painted in green diamonds and a 1970s china cabinet displays green and white dishware. Meanwhile, the beadboard wall and heavy, painted dining table are quintessential cottage fixtures.
At the end of a long hallway decorated in whimsical butterfly wallpaper sits an antique cabinet with open shelves, perfect for displaying the homeowners' collection of Asian accessories. The cabinet also provides closed storage for hiding away linens and dishware.
Add dimension to any table by displaying a variety of unique dishes. Get creative through mixing dishware you own to create a layered look for your oyster roast. Unique condiment and dishware pairings are the perfect places to use those odds and ends pieces you pick up from yard sales or thrift stores. To unite the look, use a simple table linen or fabric remnant from a consignment store.
Painted a cheerful yellow, this traditional eat-in kitchen features beautiful white cabinetry, a wooden range hood with carved detail and classic granite countertops. The prep island includes space for two to dine and shelving to display pretty dishware, and the refrigerator is cleverly disguised to match the cabinets.
To open up this formerly small kitchen, a wall was removed and replaced with a spacious island that integrates a glass-top range and much-needed cabinetry. Contrasting against the black quartz countertops is a backsplash made from white subway tiles, which extend up to the ceiling. Open shelving with wrought iron brackets provide convenient and attractive display for dishware and accessories.
A steamer trunk-inspired sideboard cabinet is a perfect place for displaying family photos and accessories — or tucking away spare blankets and dishware — in this contemporary living space. The table is crowned by a unique statement piece: a colorful modern painting. Placing identical lamps on the cabinet on either side of the painting keeps the arrangement feeling orderly and uncluttered.
A wood-toned island warms up this cozy, cottage kitchen by designer Tobi Fairley. Rather than paint it white to match the rest of the cabinets, Fairley chose a chocolate stain to show off the wood's rich grain.Brilliant white floor-to-ceiling cabinetry not only brightens up the space, but it also adds essential storage. Glass doors at the top of the cabinetry create interest and provide a spot for displaying favorite dishware. A clever, shallow recess allows a pair of barstools to tuck neatly under the island when not in use.