Visual interest abounds in this eclectic dining room thanks to six Lucite seats, two chunky velvet armchairs and a tree trunk-inspired table. By keeping each piece within a black-and-white color palette, designer Courtney Blaymore could draw even more attention to the modern art on the wall, which makes for great conversation at dinner.
This sweet dining area that lies adjacent to the family room is a exploration in color and pattern. The pink striped chairs, paisley bench and Lucite chairs all work together for a contemporary look and, surprisingly, complement the more traditional dining table they surround. The room offers lots of light with transom windows spanning the entire space.
Carefully placed translucent accents in the bar area play up the modern design of the kitchen and give the space a more pristine aesthetic. The white countertop, walls and cabinetry showcase each decorative item of color, such as the gold drinking glasses on the table and the orchid plant in its gold vase. The lucite barstools also complement the look.
Designer Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design, based in Nashville, Tenn., recommends using coffee tables with multiple levels for displaying items. This one, from Lillian August, a fine home furnishings retailer, is a brass table with a shagreen base and a top shelf made of glass with silver leafing on the backside. You can find a similar two-level design and mix of metals in tables priced for your budget. A mix of glasswork, vases and urns give it a glamorous feel, while the bust on a lucite base brings a rustic nature to the coffee table vignette.
In the dining room it’s all about playing with industrial elements. The dining chairs are a unique find from a vintage warehouse in Brooklyn. The mix of metal, wood and curved lines makes them unexpected statement pieces in the dining area. Around a lucite and glass dining table, the area is topped off with a vintage green pendant. A photograph by family friend, Renato D'Agostin completes the space.
In an open plan space, one of the challenges is delineating between separate areas of the home. This kitchen carves out a space all its own with the placement of a blue polymer console table that acts as a kitchen island. More than just a barrier, it picks up on the lucite of the dining table and the color of the overhead pendant and cabinetry. All of this helps to ensure that even though the rooms are separate the design is cohesive and unified.