Consider benches instead of individual seats for backyard dining areas. This dining set, designed to hold a large group, sits nicely on this small backyard patio and blends well with the divider privacy fence and landscaping plan.
This outdoor courtyard area features a wooden picnic table with bench seating and sliding glass doors that lead to the interior spaces. A second floor balcony with a wire mesh and wooden railing provides an overhead view of the space.
Light blue and gentle green provide contrast to the antique wooden furniture in this dining room. All colors are pulled together in a multicolor landscape painting that makes a strong statement in the traditional design style.
Since the dining area sits just off the open kitchen, the designers used a large gray-and-white area rug to complement the marble island and make the two spaces look even more cohesive. Meanwhile, two brown leather chairs and a chic wooden bench provide stylish seating around the dining table.
Skirted bedside tables were used in this traditional bedroom to soften the richness of the headboard and to add some color and pattern to the neutral space. A beautiful table skirt can hide a multitude of style sins, such as camouflaging a practical file-cabinet, or dressing up a perfectly sized — but perfectly ugly — flea market find.
On the other side of the room, a reclaimed wood table with matching benches creates a cozy breakfast nook. When they're entertaining guests, the owners can add a chair to either end and offer even more seating.