The dining room epitomizes Rachel’s approach to her open plan living and dining area. Modern, streamlined furnishings like the rope dining chairs around a solid concrete table add a textured feel to the space while making it clear that the real visual attraction is the art on the wall. The walls carry all of the color, pattern and energy of the room, while the furniture offers a comfortable respite from which to take everything in.
The living room is an open plan affair, with a view to the condo’s dining room and kitchen. Stein has opted for a soothing color palette of earth tones in her space, combining various shades of brown, black and forest green against a white backdrop.
This handsome living room is loaded with on-trend design ideas including open shelving, nickel gap wall details and a rustic-beachy vibe that emphasizes a vacation mood. The sofa converts to a bed for extra sleeping space.
Open dining rooms are in. Designer Cynthia Spence predicts an increase in building and remodeling around the concept of open dining rooms. She says this shift "creates a sense of flow throughout the space, and brings socializing back to the dinner table."
When Rayman first saw this home five years ago, he knew from the start it was ideal. “I’m very influenced by what I’m designing at any given time," he says, “and I was designing a lot of lofts.” What he found was an 1,800 square foot warehouse space that was little more than a “white box,” when he first saw it. A few weeks later the space was transformed into the home that he’d always wanted.
This contemporary bachelor pad utilizes an open plan for great entertainment space and an oversized feel. Custom furniture and fixtures stand out on their own while also helping to accentuate the architecture.
Dark concrete flooring is juxtaposed with white walls in this small open plan kitchen with a modern design. Wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows provide a stunning view from the large kitchen island with barstools and an overhead red ceiling with pendant lights.
This modern penthouse features an open plan kitchen and dining space. Steps away from the bright, luxe kitchen you'll reach glass paneled French doors letting in natural light to the custom velvet banquette with an arched, green built-in beside. Two velvet chairs share the round glass dining table with a beautiful brass base.
Throughout the open-plan home, Tze uses rugs to create separation between different areas. Art also helps to reinforce the idea of distinct spaces. In the dining room, a large photographic piece by Adam Ryder defines the space. Contrasting the very modern look of the building in the photo, the dining table itself is a vintage find surrounded by a mix of chairs that Tze discovered, creating an eclectic look.
Calming neutral tones pair with blue accents in this expansive open plan kitchen with coastal details. The kitchen offers two kitchen islands, one with blue and white bar chairs, and both topped with blue and white quartz countertops with woven basket lights above. The nearby dining area sits in front of a large wall of windows and is outfitted with a modern concrete table with plenty of space for a dozen guests.
The kitchen feels bigger than it is thanks to the open floor plan that connects to the outdoors. Sleek, white cabinets and a matching island mix with neutral tones and a warm brown to create a stunning and timeless design.
To maximize the loft's open floor plan, designers worked in various flex spaces to add extra functionality. The wall between the living and bedroom serves as a combination office and dining spot thanks to a high-top table and barstools.
The open floor plan in this kitchen creates a perfect entertaining space. The tiered island anchors the kitchen and provides a place to sit while cooking dinner. The pillars across the room provide a visual break between the living spaces while adding architectural interest.