The open dining room enjoys an ideal location off the kitchen and just steps away from the great room, with lots of natural light thanks to large windows and the glass doors that lead to the screened-in back porch.
Tumbled stone tile laid in a random, intricate pattern connects the kitchen, dining room and landing of this transitional California home. White walls and clean lines are balanced by rustic finishes, including the dining table's weathered wood-plank top. Wide windows are dressed with traditional draw draperies for privacy.
The dining table includes four elegant high-backed wood framed dining chairs with upholstered seats in cotton and tailored slipcovers made from stone washed gray canvas. An entire wall of clay-colored linen drapery helps soften the room.
Building a wall on one side of the outdoor dining area gives the deck the feeling of a finished room complete with goose neck lamps that complement the red dining chairs. The opposite side of the deck includes a row of planters to create a subtle wall of plants dividing the space from the rest of the yard.
This view looking from the fireplace area off the dining room toward the modern open kitchen and living room shows the great flow between spaces on the lower level of this extensively renovated urban home.
This view shows how the open kitchen sits between the super-sleek fireplace area off the dining room and the living room in back of the home that offers a cozy and inviting space for entertaining and relaxing.
This view shows the dining room's central location off the home's front entry, now part of an open great room with wonderful flow and a coordinated look and feel. Removing walls allowed a better connection between spaces and increased the natural light that now floods into this urban home.