A large pergola offers enough room for two dining tables, extending the entertaining capabilities of this California home. Planters filled with decorative grasses and apple trees offer a stunning backdrop for the dining area.
A pair of square tables replaces the traditional long dining table in this clean-lined formal dining room, adding flexibility and flair to the space. Modern lines on the chairs and tables create a pleasing contrast to the traditional architecture and parquet floor. Meanwhile, a splash of blue in the artwork provides a focal point in the mostly white room.
This outdoor space has two outdoor dining areas. One are is a more formal space with a larger table and a roof making this space perfect for al fresco entertaining. The other area is a smaller table with the option of an umbrella for a more intimate gathering on a sunny day.
A balcony overlooks this open concept dining, living and kitchen space, which takes maximum advantage of its two-story central area with an oversized dining table that invites guests to linger over the table for relaxed conversation. Dual staircases add distinction to the entry, framing the doorway and creating a nice view on both sides of this coastal home.
This spacious outdoor living space includes a full kitchen, sitting area with a fireplace and two dining tables with room for ten. The lime green bucket chairs bring a splash of color to the fun, family-friendly space.
The dining room branches out with benches that can be used around the table or as standalone seating in the sitting room. Whimsical wallpaper adds a bold layer of color to the space and helps tie the two areas together.
The dining room seating in HGTV Dream home 2015 was given a mix-and-match approach in order to keep the space from feeling too stiff. “When you’re playing with a dining table that has six or eight chairs, that’s a lot of legs and a lot of wood,” explains the home’s interior designer Linda Woodrum. “We were trying to find a way to soften all of that wood, so we have this upholstered piece that’s one part of the seating area, two wooden chairs across from it, and two upholstered chairs at the end.”
By far the most significant modification in this renovation was the opening up of two walls that had separated the dining room from an adjacent breakfast room and the kitchen. The new design made way for an enlarged kitchen, and the combined spaces now feels much more open and welcoming with an improved flow and sight-line.
The two-story open living space houses the Old World-style dining room with traditional dining table and elegant upholstered chairs. Two iron chandeliers add ambiance to the room. An elegant staircase leads upstairs, while bright blue tile risers add a burst of color to the neutral space.
A large neutral area rug and neutral walls create the backdrop for this Asian dining room. Glass cases display traditional Asian attire, providing beautiful and unique wall decor. Two dark wooden buffets surround the white fireplace and echo the dark coloring of the long dining table. Low-back chairs rest under a large, rectangular light fixture.