Since Kristen likes to watch TV during dinner, it was important she squeeze some dining space into the living room. "I only had about four feet of width to sneak in dining furniture," she explains. "Finding a table to fit the space perfectly was impossible. By purchasing two different flea market tables — one with the perfect top and another with the perfect base — it allowed me to combine the two and create something custom." To create a uniform look, Kristin spray-painted the newly assembled pieces with a high gloss white.
A formal living room connects to the dining room and features chic, navy accents, including the tufted leather sofa, upholstered piano stool and vintage dining chairs. Roman shades allow for privacy, and subtle western decor adds a fun twist to the space. Designed by Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors.
The enclosed porch protects this dining room from the elements while tall potted plants and uncovered windows connect the space to the outdoors. Navy blue slipcovers over the chairs add a beautiful deep color to the bright, neutral surroundings. American flag pillows and a vintage style poster add decoration and color to the design.
A long accent wall running parallel to the large wood dining table is covered with a navy blue patterned wallpaper. Neutral upholstery on the dining chairs compliments the neutral shades of the patchwork floor tile. A unique wavy chandelier is a beautiful finishing detail that compliments the farmhouse style.
This bright white dining room features navy-blue upholstered dining chairs that provide lovely contrast to the space as well as a built-in buffet and shelves to offer necessary storage for dinnerware and serving utensils.
The navy blue walls and red pendants are obvious nods to Americana, but this dining room adds distinct personality through the playful patterns on the refurbished vintage chairs. The farmhouse table keeps the space feeling casual and easygoing.
Dark navy blue walls give a beautiful depth to this dining room design. Natural light, an open feel and white molding keep the space feeling light. A coastal, driftwood framed mirror pairs beautifully with the natural wood tabletop over white table legs. A metal sphere chandelier and black chairs finish the polished look.
Wainscoting and a coffered ceiling bring classic architectural detail to the yellow-green walls of this formal dining room. The traditional oval table is surrounded by comfortable navy chairs, while the space is grounded by a timeless rug.
A navy blue front door makes a colorful welcome in this home's foyer, especially when paired with the red walls of the adjacent dining room. A Roman shade lets down over the door's windows for more privacy.
The formal dining room also includes a built-in bar, complete with exposed brick for added texture. A black-and-white painting of the couple's child is showcased above and complements the geometric wall treatment.
For one of the HGTV Design Star challenges, an eclectic dining room features a fun abstract mural that flows from one wall across the floor to the other wall. A large white table is paired with light wood benches for dining.
Previously void of color and pattern, the updated breakfast nook is packed with vibrant hues and graphic lines. The walls are painted navy blue and the windows are covered with red plaid curtains, which match the red Parson chairs.