The layout of the home's main living areas—seen here, the dining room and a peek into the kitchen—is open concept. Columns are a subtle architectural way to divide up the different spaces without breaking the visual flow.
Start the dinner party around the rustic reclaimed-wood table, then move into the living room for after-dinner drinks. A nailhead-trimmed upholstered stool acts as an impromptu extra dining chair and storage.
Temper the coolness of black and gray with warmer accents like gold and wood. The open plan dining room and kitchen go solemn in the center with gray rugs and darker furniture and light around the edges with hardwood floors, white walls and lots of windows.
Midcentury modern chairs pair beautifully with this picnic-gone-chic wood table. The open plan design lets the styles in the home's adjacent areas work together, most notably here the contemporary kitchen and midcentury dining area.
The open concept dining room and kitchen of this home may be small, but high, vaulted ceilings painted white make the space feel bigger. Continuing the airy mood, the dining table and chairs are light-colored wood and anchored by a white rug with subtle stripes.
The kitchen opens gracefully onto this airy dining space. The long table seats up to 10 with handsome wood-and-leather dining chairs. For lighting, a gold and silver dome-shaped pendant is an elegant choice.