This transitional kitchen has a tile backsplash, black countertops, built-in white cabinets, and a black-and-white kitchen island that doubles as table. Three metal chairs are positioned on one side of the built-in island and compliment the industrial-style pendant lamps overhead.
Natural lighting from the glass patio doors highlights the spacious feel of the open floor plan design. A tall, sleek dining table is lined with matching wood chairs. Metal end chairs topped with whit fur throws add intrigue to the set up. Two large pendant lights hang above the table and tie in white surroundings to the neutral wood tones.
This colorful kitchen features bold blue cabinets and light gray counter-to-ceiling subway tile. In the center of the space, a large wooden kitchen island with a marble countertop offers guests bright mint metal chairs.
This chic patio dining area boasts easy grill access and ample countertop space for prepping and serving. The clean, simple lines of the table and chairs echo the stainless steel grill and the gray stone floor.
White metal chairs are from West Elm. Blue powder coated custom tables are industrial, but not cold. Kim Lewis Designs wanted to keep the color casual and simple, but inviting. The green painted base on the bench wraps around to the other banquette and the counter, so the eye has a clear path of color to follow -- all on the same plane.
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.
This elegant dining space extends from the open plan kitchen and features neutral, patterned window shades, a long bench with storage for seating and a modern, wooden dining table. Mint green metal chairs provide seating for five guests beneath a metal and glass chandelier.
While wooden and metal chairs are the easiest to clean, they’re not the most comfortable. An excellent alternative to wood and metal is an upholstered Louis XVI chair. Known for its fluted legs, square back and timeless style, this French piece works in modern and traditional settings. Linen and cotton upholstery options are great for spaces with active kids; however, leather and vinyl styles are the most kid-proof and easy to clean.
In the center of this home's open spaces is the living room. Here, a wicker sofa, two wicker chairs and two metal chairs provide the bulk of the seating in the space, while adding to the beach style of the home. A blue coffee table with a piece of mounted drift wood rests in the center of the space, while a rug helps to define the living room's boundaries while still keeping it a part of the open concept floor plan.
Already set for a big dinner, this large back porch houses a mixture of seating: vintage metal chairs, white plastic chairs, a canvas directors chair, an old wooden Windsor-style chair and a pair of Adirondack chairs. Designer Tip: You don't have to buy a set of all matching furniture. Mix it up and take the indoors out; it can always come back in.