A large kitchen island, featuring stone waterfall-edge countertops, sits in the middle of the open-concept space. Geometric light fixtures hang from the vaulted ceilings over the kitchen island and one of the dining tables. Eat-in seating is provided by two wooden tables that are located near the kitchen island and are surrounded by a variety of modern dining chairs.
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.
Instead of the more traditional single, long table, this dining room uses two smaller round ones. Because the tables are circular, they can be tucked close together and offer flexibility for big and small groups.
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.