HGTV Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed this casual dining space into a family coffee bar – a place for family and friends to gather for eating and entertaining. Chalkboard paint on the wall creates a cafe-like atmosphere, while the floating shelves add a hint of rustic style.
Consider using see-through furniture in tight spaces. This contemporary acrylic table makes a great coffee station and uses the available space well, freeing the kitchen counter of a coffee maker, toaster and fruit bowl. The clear table doesn’t add visual clutter, while the stools add a place for guests or kids to perch. This room was designed by Clay Snider Interiors for Dwell with Dignity, which creates inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
For a family home in Houston, the designers of Laura U Interior Design created a comfortable seating area just off the kitchen. The team used color and accessories to create a cohesive look throughout the wide open area. “While the majority of the color palette is neutral, we weave a lively turquoise through each space: pillows and an area rug in the family, bar stool frames in the kitchen, and a show-stopping chandelier in the breakfast space,” they explain. “The entire space is further unified through the window treatments which are a combination of Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades and custom drapery with a turquoise band on the leading edge. A cheerful yellow and just a dash of orange set off the color scheme while touches of gold and a natural wood (teak root table and driftwood at the island) add eclectic charm.”
A large map of the world is appropriate wall art for a family who loves travel. Track lighting above the map draws the eye to that section of the room. Sliding barn doors match the wood flooring and coffee table and allow for the option of privacy or open connection to the adjoining room. A cushy leather armchair is an inviting and fitting design choice.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed this casual dining space off the kitchen into a coffee bar and a spot for family and friends to gather for eating and entertaining. Chalkboard paint on the wall and a table with built-in seating adds contemporary flair to the space.
Asked to make this once bland and boring pool area into a relaxing, inviting destination to entertain friends and family, designer Debbie Perez transformed it into a tropical paradise. She kept the homeowners vintage iron chairs and table and we added a new wicker coffee table, sofa, bar top table and stools, along with decorative spiral topiary wall art and mirror.