This view from the dining room looking out to the entry shows the close proximity between the two spaces. While these areas of the home share a coordinated design scheme, the different wall colors help give each space a distinct feel and personality.
A round table with high-gloss white finish and whitewashed woven rattan chairs sit center stage in the open dining room. This inviting space that can seat up to six includes different textures and shades of green that coordinate with the eucalyptus green walls of the home's main floor.
The simple color scheme with pure white walls and a combination of natural textures gives the dining room a modern, European-style elegance that fits this extensively renovated urban home, which celebrates the Scandinavian culture of the region.
Three smaller scale cube ottomans covered in a grid design fabric sit under large eccentric wall art on one wall of the dining room. The mobile ottomans offer “emergency seating” for extra large gatherings at home.
A round wall mirror with a jute rope frame, an accent mirror with loop hanger and decorative natural driftwood are some of the nautical-style pieces that decorate the dining room wall and offer a play on texture.
This living space pairs together traditional decor with rustic touches –– like the exposed beam ceiling –– to create an all-over modern vibe. Neutral furniture is positioned around a gold, glass-top coffee table in the living room, while white and gold upholstered chairs add a bit of texture to the dining room.
The dining room’s Scandinavian-style ceiling light features carbonized steel construction and a black finish. The impressive light fixture includes a scope-like shade at the end of each arm that can be adjusted to direct lighting over a wide area.
Southwestern charm fills this family-friendly kitchen. Terracotta tiles ground the space, while exposed wood beams add a rustic note above. The large kitchen island doubles as a dining spot and prep area, and elaborate light fixtures bring Old World style to the room.
The dining room includes a spacious sideboard with four adjustable shelves inside, which can be used as concealed storage for extra linens, dishes and more. When entertaining large crowds, the top of the sideboard can do double duty as a serving buffet.
Beautiful decking creates a durable path that leads to the modern shaded outdoor dining room. Creating individual spaces in the backyard with visual markers like the shaded pergola enhance the design and create unique zones that make it easy to enjoy every inch of this inviting outdoor oasis.
A stainless steel and aluminum espresso maker with sleek black finish in a classic octagonal design with coordinating black cups, a glass vase with fresh flowers and freshly baked treats sit ready for guests in this bright and inviting dining room.
Designer Jeff Troyer combined the former dining room and pantry to create a large, open kitchen with a rustic reclaimed wood island. The gray countertops, white cabinetry and white subway tile backsplash are enlivened with pops of color from a collection of vibrant kitchenware showcased on open shelving.
This wide view of the dining room with the 4-panel sliding patio doors on the left side and open-concept kitchen in the background highlights the prefinished engineered floor in a few shades darker than the grayish-brown walls. The durable flooring helps create great flow and a smooth transition between the main living areas of the home.
A new bay window that is seen from along the side of the home on the exterior adds a sense of airiness to this main floor of the home, centered around an open and airy modern living concept. The dining room now sits where part of the home’s old kitchen once stood.
Located next to the stairwell, the design of the dining room and surrounding spaces helps the main floor of this urban home feel light and airy. Removing walls, installing a steel beam, and opening up this first floor with an addition at the back totally transformed the property and made it much better suited for modern urban living.
To create a building that had the sensibility of classic Tahoe cabins, the HGTV Dream Home 2014 great room space has the dining, kitchen and living areas all in keeping with a rustic style. The home's center section, capped with a flat roof, draws attention to its two gabled wings. The two-story section of the home houses the master suite, family room and guest rooms.
The table’s vintage faux-leather dining chairs offer a way to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the home. “Almost everything you see to sit in, with the exception of the woven chairs in the great room, is super comfortable,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
From behind the island, you can see into the living room and talk with guests while working on a gourmet meal that can easily be transported to the dining room just steps away. Removing walls, installing a steel beam and opening up the first floor of the home with the addition at the back transformed the property and made it much better suited for modern urban living.