This designer dining room features a chunky dark timber table and casual white chairs to create a relaxed dining room in this coastal home. A contemporary painting of a local cliff is framed in a dark timber frame to tie in with the table.
Designer Anna Williams chose a timber dining table with slats for her outdoor patio redo, as it fit the tropical design scheme and its sturdiness and length would accommodate a large gathering of family members or guests. The dark metal dining chairs are an unexpected choice, yet incorporate well with the table and privacy screens for a cohesive look.
The vintage headboard in this guest bedroom was spray-painted in matte gray to give it a graphic look against the bright white walls. Simple white bedding highlights the red and white striped throw, while chunky timber bedside tables provide a large surface for a guest to keep books, phones and knick-knacks. The tall white lamps were chosen to balance the tall windows and trimmed with red velvet ribbon for a custom look.
This rustic open concept kitchen and dining area features a custom wood table with bench, a deer antler chandelier, a breakfast bar Island with repurposed timber used for stools, dark wood cabinets, and knotty pine wall and ceiling paneling.
The custom mobile dangling above the cafe eating area was created using vintage technical manuals and architectural drawings. The cafe tables utilize the shorter lengths of scrap timber to showcase scientific objects arranged under glass.
With such high ceilings, the goal of designer Anna Williams was to introduce a dramatic piece of art that would be the focal point of the living space. The commissioned painting by local artist Sue Tilley perfectly incorporates the serene coastal feeling with washed out shades of aqua. A rustic black coffee table grounds the space and contrasts with the warm timber floors.
Instead of springing for a built-in island, consider a freestanding one made from recycled materials. Case in point: the Industrial Recycled High Bench Table, shown in Shabby Chic White, $1,999, designed by Will Marx for GHIFY. Handmade in Brisbane, Australia, of native Australian timber, the design was inspired by the architecture of Queensland. Says GHIFY, “This island is one of our signature designs, which has been hugely popular as a kitchen island for added counter space, as a high bench dining table for the eat-in kitchen and as a workbench/desk. It is a timeless industrial recycled styled table that can be custom-built to any size, color or finish. Each table comes with a 10-year warranty.”
Beautiful timber frames catch the eye in this intricate traditional living room. A tall natural stone fireplace and the seamless transition from the interior to exterior spaces showcase the attention to timeless detail in the design. Wooden end tables tie into the hardwood flooring and wooden details of the room. A neutral sofa and patterned neutral armchair soften the natural space.