Tiny kitchens can feel claustrophobic when cabinets are towering overhead. Many cooks can't reach what's in them and the overall feeling is boxy and closed in. Get organized and trade the top cupboards for open storage. Consider shelving, pot racks and magnetic knife or spice holders instead. Your kitchen will look more spacious and serve up display space for your favorite dishes, shiny pots and pans, or artwork.
This dining space, designed by Emily Henderson of HGTV's Secrets from a Stylist features an English Country design scheme that gives the room an all-over quaint, decidedly proper feel. The gray and white wallpaper adds a decorative accent to the wooden drop-leaf table, which includes two black dining chairs at either end. A design tip from Emily: "When it comes to designing your own home, don't over think it. Go out and take pictures. Visualize things, have fun, play around!"
A wrought iron chandelier with candle-like lights accents this English-style dining room. Straffordshire China in country blue lines the shelves of a wide buffet table behind a long dining table and Windsor dining chairs.
The delicate balance of old and new, as well as connecting the great room and dining room, makes this traditional English Country kitchen a vibrant social destination for family members and guests alike. Looking up at the ceiling is a special treat when one notices the unique Victorian chandelier that completes the room.
A covered outdoor room in Atlanta serves as a shady place for dining al fresco and resting, even outfitted with a twin bed. It was designed by Beth Webb. The English country-style space also has a fireplace, beadboard ceiling and blue accents.
An open living space includes room for this French-country-inspired dining room. The long dining table is topped by blue-and-white vases that complement the fabrics and accents in the adjacent living room.
Fully white surroundings keep this cozy country kitchen looking extra bright. Rows of decorative tile and lantern pendants add touches of personality to the design while blue patterned chairs in the attached dining space contribute soft color.
The front door and foyer open up to a large, family great room with a fireplace and formal dining area. An exposed ceiling beam and barn pendant lights help define the kitchen while still keeping it open to the rest of the living space.
In the dining room, Chip and Joanna, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, brought in a new, modern chandelier, dining table and chairs. To update the space, they replaced the old wallpaper with beige paint, creating continuity between this space and the rest of the house. Above the buffet, an old window frame has had its panes replaced with mirrors to add light and color in the space, while silver candlesticks and green topiaries add a French Country touch.