Photo By: Jeri Smith Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Vibrant Seating For Formal Dining Space
Who said formal needs to be boring? Add vibrant color to a formal dining space to create a relaxing, fun vibe. Shades of blue are divided by a white chair rail that unite the wall and curtains. The plush, blue tufted sofa becomes the focal point, accented with multi-colored throw pillows. The green palm tree leaves add natural dimension and color.
For more formal affairs, the bachelor and his guests can settle into the dining room around the corner. Here, a beautiful dark wood table anchors the space, with plenty of room for glasses and plates, while eight upholstered chairs provide comfortable yet stylish seating.
For more special occasions like holidays and dinner parties, the owners can make use of this stylish and sophisticated dining room. Here, a long table comfortably seats twelve, while a cabinet and buffet make room for plates.
Because the living space flows right into the dining room, the designers used two large rugs to visually delineate the two zones. With a wood table layered on top and six chairs all around, this space is ready for formal occasions.
Excuse us while we completely fawn over this dining room! With a grand total of sixteen chairs, the owners can celebrate special occasions here with all of their friends and family. Crown molding, a crystal chandelier and an oversized rug complete the lavish design.
Lush plantings along the perimeter frame water views, creating a lovely spot for dining alfresco on this rooftop patio. The tall, twisting stems are the aerial roots of liana trees, native to northern Thailand. Other plant varieties include agave attenuata, echeveria, aeonium and fuchsia, each carefully chosen to thrive in the unusual setting and enhance the space's striking design.
This huge wraparound sunroom and screened porch provide the perfect place for outdoor entertaining. A large dining table with space for six guests sits beneath a modern pendant light with patterned outdoor carpeting.
Built-in seating around the dining table makes the most of the curved walls in this small dining room. Natural fiber shades add privacy, while the suzani print pillows bring color and vibrancy to the inviting room.
What was an empty wall in the informal dining space now houses built-in storage cubbies for each family member to stash their accessories, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover. The mixed use of the room is appropriate in a casual living space.
Large Kitchen Island with Seating for Four Replaces Formal Dining Room
This kitchen redesign, as featured on America's Most Desperate Kitchen, features new, ceiling height cabinets and a large kitchen island. The island is four feet deep, leaving plenty of space for storage, and twelve feel deep, adding an informal dining space which removed the need for a formal dining room, so designers incorporated the former dining room space into the kitchen to make it larger and more functional.
Guest Suite Features Comfy Sitting Area and Formal Dining Space
Since this Seattle home has such an expansive floor plan, the owners were able to construct a special guest suite, complete with a sitting area and dining space. Here, visitors will find a large brown leather sectional, coffee table, two ottomans and a colorful artwork.