This ultra-chic dining area expertly blends country and contemporary styles for a look that's fun and trendy but lived-in and comfortable. A picnic-style dining table adorned with country-inspired centerpieces pairs with contemporary upholstered chairs. Funky glass and metal light fixtures add whimsy overhead.
Situated just outside the kitchen, the chic dining area boasts a modern white table and lucite chairs with an eye-catching design. Metal sculptures add striking visual interest to the dynamic space, and a vintage-inspired globe serves as an unexpected centerpiece.
This etagere was also sourced at an Atlanta thrift store. Henderson repurposed the piece with black spray paint to fit with other black metal items like the coffee table and mantel mirror in the room. Better still, if the etagere paint gets chipped in transit you can always cover those glitches with a fresh coat of black spray paint.
Wicker mid-century modern dining chairs make for a surprising but stylish pairing with the rustic wood and metal dining table. White beadboard walls and ceilings lighten up the space and give it a country cottage feel. The round Edison bulb chandelier adds an industrial element that doesn't compete with other pieces in the room due to its airy design.
A gray sofa and metal armchairs are positioned around a rustic round wood coffee table, which provides extra storage in the living room at the 2012 HGTV Green Home. A bold, multicolored art piece adds vibrant color to the room's neutral and gray palette. Lime green accent pillow pull from colors in the artwork for additional color in the space.
This dining room, designed by John Derian, features a rustic wood table with colorful dishware, vintage green metal chairs, candle sticks and a white floral centerpiece. Mismatched plates make for fun conversation starters at a large dinner party.
In the living room of this Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna created a masculine, rustic design for the family to enjoy. A dark leather sofa and rawhide chairs provide seating in the space, while a metal and glass coffee table provides a bit of modern flair to the space. A live edge mantel piece mounted on a stone fireplace complements the rustic design, while a log end table and vintage sepia photograph help to complete the space.
This breakfast nook features bench seating that also has storage. A country chandelier illuminates the table while shiplap walls brighten the space, as seen on HGTV Fixer Upper. Dark wood chairs are seated at the open sides of the table. A metal basket with fresh yellow tulips creates a simple and stylish centerpiece for the space.
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.
White cabinetry surrounds a long wooden island that leads to the dining room in this open floor design. A beautiful dark wooden dining table is surrounded gorgeously bright blue upholstered chairs, complete with armchairs on each end. A metal chandelier hangs above for candlelight decor, and the curtain and simple centerpiece add to the blue accents.
This striking striped table was actually snagged on Craigslist for a condo balcony by Wake + Loom Design, which is located in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Designers Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan often hunt at second-hand stores and on Craigslist to find one-of-a-kind pieces for less. To make folding wood and metal chair more cozy, the designers added a Mexican throw and patterned pillow.
Four dining room chairs in a houndstooth pattern upholstery are the visual standout in this transitional dining room. The decor and palette draw subtly on a '70s theme, with the gold and earth tones in the chairs' fabric set against a warm beige wall color, a metal frame table and votive candle centerpiece in amber gold, and wall art framed with a rich red border.
As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, the rustic table is accented by metal chairs and a modern centerpiece and lit by a modern chandelier, giving this dining room space a rustic, modern design that complements that of the adjacent kitchen. A gallery wall behind the table gives the space a focal point, while the striped rug beneath the table helps make this otherwise formal dining area a bit more casual.
Designers hoped to soften the edges of this industrial style office building in New York City, so they added a chandelier in the individual work spaces to help give light to the space. The table upon which the computers rest have a metal base, but the wood top helps to add warmth to that piece. In the back of the space, a conference room lies, decorated with bright photos and furniture that add pops of color and warmth to an otherwise cold industrial design.
This kitchen, designer Amy Finley's own, is all about common sense. The kitchen is the gathering place for her five children and for weekly dinners with extended family. Things stay hot in this minimalist kitchen with custom La Cornue appliances, radiant-heated limestone floors, a stainless steel meat counter and hidden warming drawers. The ceiling centerpiece, commissioned metal artwork by an artist from Venice, Italy, was specifically designed to diffuse the bright San Diego sunlight from the skylight.
Shovels and spades are essential tools for any kind of garden. They’re handy for planting and moving items like stones and compost. Technically, a shovel is a scoop (center, above), while a spade is used for digging (outer edges, above). As you stock your tool shed, invest in tools with blades that won’t rust (stainless or carbon steel), and look for designs that feature a head and handle socket that’s hand-forged from a single piece of metal. Tool handle material varies. Wood handles absorb more vibration than fiberglass, but choose one that offers a weight you can easily lift and carry. Small spades, like a drain digging spade or this small contractor’s spade (left, above) are handy for digging around established plants, in places where a full-size shovel head won’t fit.