As a focal point to the end of the dining room, a large painting draws the eye down the length of the space, bringing more nature inside. More reclaimed materials are featured - a table made from reclaimed wood and lamps made of found bottles.
With her expressive style, Olaniyi admits that getting all of the use she and her husband need out of a 900 square foot duplex can sometimes be a bit challenging. “Our home is small, which is great,” she begins before acknowledging that, “some of the spaces are a bit tight. Every room needs to work hard on its function, so designing spaces so that they have enough breathing room is never easy.” The dining room is a perfect example of a lot of creativity living in a small space. In the intimate dining room that seats four, everything in the dining space, from the color of the walls, to the striking art and metallic touches, works together to give the small space a big presence.
Large, Colorful Artwork Adds Interest to Dining Room
Against the wall, a large canvas brings swirls of blue, green and yellow to the dining area. Notice, too, how its different colors complement the kitchen's barstools and so tie the two spaces together.
Burgundy Dining Room With Ten-Seat Table and Large Painting
This transitional burgundy dining room features a white tray ceiling with contemporary chandelier, a large colorful painting, and a large table surrounded by ten chairs upholstered in a brown and white houndstooth pattern.
Modern Kitchen and Dining Room With Colorful Paintings
This spacious white kitchen allows quick access to the dining room area, making it an ideal space for entertaining family and friends. The dining room features sleek black leather chairs and a black dining table positioned next to vibrant blue and yellow paintings. Two pendant lights hang above the table.
Pops of purple define this colorful, contemporary dining room. Soft brown cabinets with glass doors give the space warmth without distracting from the stunning gold painted light fixture above the round marble dining table with cushioned purple chairs.
This bright and eclectic dining room is based on Spanish-style charm. Yellow chairs surround a circular marble table, and a variety of rugs and artwork fill the room. An elegant glass chandelier brings an air of sophistication to the space.
“The family heirloom dining chairs are a favorite feature in this home, so I chose a paint color to complement them. A crimson shade amplifies the warm wood tones throughout the room—it all feels very cozy.” —Tobi Wright, InsideWright, New York, NY