In this 180-square-foot kitchen, Hamilton-Gray Design replaced a built-in breakfast nook with a dining table for two, built around the back and side of the island. Fitting the table-height piece around the counter-height island makes the most of the available space and allows each surface to be at the right height for its designated purpose.
A tree continues to grow up through the wood flooring of this balcony, truly connecting the outdoors with the modern design of the home. A pair of chairs and a square coffee table create an outdoor sitting and dining space. A polka dot pillow pads the chair, and a blue tea set adds a touch of color.
A family of seven needs a lot of space, so to make the most of this kitchen's square footage, a custom island was designed around their dining table. With a banquette (made of easy-to-clean vinyl!) the family now had a spot to hang out and grab a snack or casual meal. Range: Wolf; Range hood: Sub Zero; Integrated fridge and freezer: Sub Zero; Lantern pendants: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light; Countertops: Fantasy Brown by Arizona Tile
The Houghtons' 4,000 square foot lakeside retreat on Lake Gaston in rural North Carolina offers a place for the family to work and play when not spending time at their home in Chapel Hill.
Inside, Heather Garrett Interior Design and the Houghtons determined that a fitness room took priority over a vacuous master bedroom suite, so Heather designated that area on plan to house a gym with a climbing wall. She then ditched the idea of a dining room, in favor of a deep upholstered niche and shuffleboard table open to the kitchen and family room.