Bright orange chairs are bold statement pieces in this French country-inspired backyard. A wood pergola houses an outdoor dining area and effortlessly flows into a sitting area with white patio furniture and stone fire pit.
When they remodeled an older family home with French architectural details, kitchen designers Marvin Daniel and Brian Pilgrim of KDW Home wanted to give it an open and airy look that still felt in keeping with the style of the home. Roman shades in a French provincial fabric added just the Old World accent the updated space required.
Plush, upholstered white chairs with nailhead trim pair with French country wood chairs in this beautiful, neutral dining room. A zebra area rug covers the dark hardwood floors, while a contemporary chandelier illuminates the chic space.
To give the family another dining option, designers created a casual eating area with access to the home's wine cellar. This space is a little more fun, with a more modern table and chairs and colorful floor tiles. The space also has access to the home's al fresco entertaining space through a set of French doors, which could be left open so the room could serve as overflow space for a large party.
Boston-area designer Heidi Pribell created this gilded masterpiece for a client who was renovating his historic Beacon Hill home. Pribell combines the ornate Louis XIV style with a still-bright (but less baroque dining) area, giving the room a full shimmery feel without assaulting the occupants with details at every turn.
This dining area features a table surrounded by leather director-style dining chairs atop a distressed area rug. The space includes windowed French doors leading outside as well as a hooded chandelier over the table.
French doors offer a bounty of natural light streaming in from the homeowners' private garden, illuminating the open kitchen and dining area as well as the hall leading to the space. White walls help reflect the light and allows a photograph with bold blue tones to pop.
The pergola's beam construction and dark staining integrates visually with the new beams at the front entrance and perimeter of this renovated country house. Three sets of wood-trimmed French doors line the patio and lead the way to the indoor space.
A rich wood dining table complements the wood mantel and wood-framed French doors in this open concept space. Within the open room, a neutral area rug helps separate the dining area from the kitchen and living spaces that flank it.
The floor plan was modified somewhat, redefining the kitchen and creating a less formal dining area and new breakfast nook. This side of the living room now opens onto the dining area through a cased opening with side lights.
French doors create an elegant and effortless transition to the back patio. If you look closely, you'll see that the space comes with stainless heaters so the owners can enjoy their outdoor dining set and sitting area even when the temperatures dip.