In this modern dining room, colorful abstract art takes center stage. A small black round table anchors the room while four white molded plastic chairs offer a sleek dining space for intimate entertaining.
Chevron wallpaper by Schumacher and abstract prints from Four Hands Art Studio give the room major presence, as do a teak table with a slatted base from Wisteria and molded plastic chairs from Industry West. Gold touches, including a chandelier from Lamps Plus and a bar cart from Pier 1, take it to next-level glam.
Bubblegum pink and baby blue are often associated with juvenile spaces, but if you get the mix of elements right, it can fit almost any age group or style. Here, molded plastic chairs in a muted shade of robin's-egg blue are a bit more grown up than baby blue, and a toned-down shade of bubblegum pink is introduced with grommeted drapery panels.
A long, modern dining table surrounded by Eames molded plastic side chairs has a view to the courtyard surrounding this modern, glass-walled house on Lake Lugano, Switzerland. The 3,658-square-foot structure was designed by architect Milan Jacopo Mascheroni and completed in 2010.
European-style cabinetry with sleek metal hardware sets the tone for a white modern kitchen packed with style. A built-in desk paired with a a molded plastic Eames desk chair creates a functional workspace in the heart of the home.
A sleek, white dining table is at one with the architecture in this modern, glass-walled home in Lugano, Switzerland. Molded plastic Eames side chairs surround the table, providing ample seating for guests. Bleached wood floors give the space a lightness that doesn't detract from its floaty, ethereal design presence.
How to freshen up classic board-and-batten paneling: Paint all of it, as well as the window casings, dark gray (Porpoise by Sherwin-Williams). The rich blue of the chairs—scored at a vintage store—go beautifully with the color. “They seem grand but not stuffy or formal,” says Sonal. “We use one as the special birthday chair when cutting cake with family.” They’re paired with white plastic molded chairs from Overstock and an industrial table from RH. Instead of traditional fabric curtains, Lisa hung fringy macramé ones from RH Teen for an unexpected hit of texture. The rug is from Nourison.
This home in Decatur, Georgia outside Atlanta has five boys all under the age of 5, which means lots of mess. Designer Gina Sims solved that "problem" by creating an adult nook in the kitchen where the boys' art supplies are hidden away in the buffet. Sims advising going up when it comes to design and other elements you want to keep out of kids' reach. "The wine storage went up the wall out of reach, and we added impactful art, lighting and window treatments to draw the eye up," says Sims. Sims was also strategic in her choice of materials for the seating. "The plastic molded chairs are easily wiped down (or hosed off!) and the machine made (read: inexpensive) rug has lots of color and pattern which hide stains," notes Sims.