Instead of one long table, designers used two large round ones in this home's open concept dining area. Up to 16 guests can be seated in the airy, remarkable space; orange dining chairs make it come alive with color.
Modern Open Plan Dining Room With Cascading Light Fixture
The beautiful, open look of this modern home provides a smooth transition from dining room to living room. A natural wood dining table is surrounded with thin white chairs under a cascading light fixture. Built-in cabinets create useful storage for the dining area while serving as a simple room division.
This open concept dining room features crisp, white walls and a large black table with seating for eight guests. A modern chandelier hangs above the table beside an oversized window letting in lots of natural light.
In this open plan neutral dining room, a whimsical chalkboard on the wall provides the perfect spot for writing up the menu. Boldly patterned black and white curtains add visual interest without taking over the space.
Open dining rooms are in. Designer Cynthia Spence predicts an increase in building and remodeling around the concept of open dining rooms. She says this shift "creates a sense of flow throughout the space, and brings socializing back to the dinner table."
Modern, Open Plan Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room
A partial wall sheathed in calacatta marble forms a dramatic divide in this modern, open plan kitchen, living and dining space. Mid-century Eames dining chairs surround a modern table with a sleek, minimal profile. A dark accent wall in the living room connects to dark kitchen cabinetry, bridging the two spaces. Meanwhile, modern art above the sideboard provides a hit of bold color.
This open concept dining and living space if filled with light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Wood, concrete and slate elements are incorporated to give the space a modern vibe, from the wooden dining table with eight leather chairs to the slate wall fireplace in the living room with white sofas.
A wide, short stairway leads from the entry of this home to the public areas, which are situated at the back of the house. The modern dining area's chocolate-brown furniture provides contrast against the light gray stairs and crisp white floors.