A glass-topped dining table pairs with Eero Saarinen tulip chairs in this beachside dining room with sleek modern style. The home's all-white palette keeps the attention on the views, while sliding doors retract to open the unit to the terrace and the sound of the surf below. A mirrored backsplash creates the illusion of more space.
The legs of this 1960s white and yellow console were inspired by Saarinen's classic Tulip collection. Modular cubbies hang above the table, providing modern style with the added benefit of extra storage.
The dining room was designed by Kelley herself. A wood bench was installed, neatly dividing the living and dining area. Upholstered cushions were placed to create a dining nook centered around a Saarinen-style table. The cushions add a colorful display to the dining area. Kelley upholstered them and the bench cushions in fabric from a collaboration between SUNO and KNOLL. The upholstery-grade pieces were inspired by traditional fabrics in Kenya, India and beyond.
On either end of a sleek, modern coffee table, two neutral sectionals provide plush seating for visitors. A camel leather chair adds subtle style to the room, while also complementing the light wood details of the space.
Bold blue walls set the backdrop for a tall velvet bench in this dining room. Simple contemporary dining chairs and table allow the textured yellow velvet bench to command the most attention. Matching white end tables and contemporary-style mirrors flank the bench, and a colorful floral arrangement acts as the dining table's centerpiece.
Cute, cheap updates to a small patio include adding an outdoor pillow in a complementary color to a plastic Adirondack-style chair and an outdoor rug. If you don't have room for a coffee table, a smaller end table, can serve as your bar when enjoying cocktails with friends. Amy Latta of One Artsy Mama made this table using crates.
Hints of rustic style are seamlessly incorporated into a more modern space in this dining room. The wood dining table would look right at home on the farm, but it meshes surprisingly beautifully with the nailhead trim blue velvet chairs, mirrored end table and globe-shaped chandelier.