DINING ROOM, AFTER: The dining room was painted a light blue color to contrast with the dark blue hue in the adjacent kitchen. The doorway between the rooms was enlarged and given a top window detail. An industrial chandelier serves as the focal point of the room.
This city loft in Dallas, TX, offers a living-dining area with oak hardwood flooring, exposed concrete beams and clean lines. Architectural details act as art in this space, as the marble topped kitchen island draws the eye naturally to the dining table beneath the stairs and to the sofa placed in front of floor to ceiling windows.
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.
In addition to reflecting light, glass backsplashes can actually bring sunshine into a kitchen. The vistas beyond this kitchen were nothing to write home about, so designers at Carnemark installed detail-obscuring glass blocks on either side of the stove's backsplash, which is made of volcanic rock by SieMatic. Quarried in Italy, this stone is similar to that used by the ancient Romans to build roads, and has been used for various surface applications from building cladding to tile to countertops for centuries.
A variety of materials and surfaces give this kitchen that opens to a stylish living room and dining room/study combination a cosmopolitan feel. Abstract art by local artists Todd Alexander and Joe Adams, animal hide rugs, natural wood, an Alexander Calder-esque light fixture and plenty of references to nature and culture made for a very smart mix. We especially love the detail of artwork leaned on the kitchen countertops for an effortless look.
Open wall space connecting to the kitchen leaves the dining room feeling open and comfortable. Tufted leather chairs create a sleek set up around the natural wood dining table. An elegant table setting complete with large stone candlesticks is lit by the curled chandelier hanging between wood ceiling beams. Black metal letters decorate the wall spelling "Home" for an extra inviting detail.
The details in this beautiful country style kitchen are stunning. The custom made cabinetry extends all the way to the ceiling, heightening the space and making it look larger. The ornamentation of the cabinets gives the space a chic, elegant look. To make the space more functional, double ovens were added to accommodate large parties as well as every day cooking.
As seen on Cousins on Call, this open floor plan lower level houses a kitchen, dining area, and living room for the family. John and Anthony have taken a more modern space and have added funkier details to fit the family's eclectic style. The unique detail above the dining table adds character and bohemian charm, while the wall behind the television, with its natural wood and open shelving, gives a nod to the Asian style. Plush furniture and myriad patterns help to bring out the eclectic feeling of the design.
Install simple cup hooks to store your lovely teacups, instead of stacking them. Hooks not only keep delicate china out of harm’s way, but they are an easy way to add another dimension to your kitchen decor. In this butler’s pantry in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques," the hooks allow you to see the decorative details inside each cup that would have otherwise been hidden.
The living room ceiling stretches through two stories of this loft giving it a spacious feel despite being closely connected to the kitchen. Long, sheer curtains cover the tall, full-wall windows allowing some natural light to stream through. Traditional sitting furniture is surrounded with contemporary details and decoration. Asian style stools line one side of the glass coffee table for a mix of seating options.
Wide pocket doors bridge the interior and exterior of this stunning Mediterranean-style home in Newport Coast, California. White walls form a neutral backdrop that extends from room to room, harmonizing the spaces. Clean-lined upholstery and sleek, contemporary accent pieces mix with traditional architectural details in the living room, while the kitchen features both rustic and contemporary design elements. French oak floors give the rooms a casual, livable vibe.
This kitchen and breakfast room from Meredith McBrearty Interiors illustrates a simple lesson of holiday decor: you don't have to privilege the usual red and green or even silver and gold decor. A fresh clean palette of white and the unexpected detail of single flower stems tucked into bud vases is just the kind of festive touch that makes every surface and nook of your home holiday-ready.
This cozy courtyard combines fairy tale charm with first-class function. Says the design team, "every detail is finely crafted and proportionally scaled to welcome a robust party or intimate gathering." An outdoor kitchen features a grill, sink and refrigerator, as well as cabinetry for storage and ample countertop space for prep work. Multiple seating areas create cozy gathering spots throughout the courtyard, while lights strung above add festive ambiance.
This luxurious, Mediterranean-inspired estate in Newport Coast, California, features more than 11,000 square feet of living space and loads of distinctive design details, including the hand-picked stones used both indoors and out. The home is also filled with interesting nooks and crannies, including the twisting stairway in an indoor chamber that leads to a wine cellar. The entertainment-ready house features an elevator, theater, pizza oven, and a pool and spa with an outdoor kitchen and cabana.
Ever wondered what it’s like to live in a tree house? Resting just above the kitchen, this loft style master bedroom designed by Tennessee-based Incredible Tiny Homes references the exterior’s aesthetic with its evergreen details such as the tree branch railing, natural wood floors, and the continuation of the reclaimed wood beams. The botanicals and muted amethyst pillows provide accents of color; making the space cozy and conducive to peaceful slumber.
One of the focal points of this family's redesigned home from AB Design Elements is the chic protected patio that is located adjacent to the large open kitchen. The grand, two-story stone fireplace fits the rustic design of the space and harmonizes with the exposed wood beams of the ceiling and the style of the dining table. Moreover, the star pendants hanging above the dining table are a lovely and unexpected design detail that provide a fun, whimsical touch.
One of the most exquisite vineyard estate properties in all of Solano County, this California home is located in Vacaville's Pleasant Valley in the ultra-premium wine growing area known as the California North Coast. The approximately 10,000-square-foot Italian masterpiece boasts seven bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, four half bathrooms, an incredible eat-in kitchen, a great room, a movie theater, a ballroom, decks, a lanai, a gigantic eight-car garage and extraordinary architectural detail.
This tiny house is big on style! We enter into the kitchen and are immediately struck by the simple yet bold palette of cobalt blue, crisp white, and gray. Its contemporary vibe is grounded by the use of classic rustic elements. The brass details (current design trend), chunky shelves, cantilevered tables and the tufted sofa help to create an undeniably elevated look in this tiny home. I especially admire the restraint practiced by matching the white sink to the white counter to the white walls. It seems simple but it creates visual space, which is always valuable in a tiny home.