Ten brown upholstered chairs add a lively, fun note to this contemporary family dining room, which was built with durability and easy cleaning in mind. The blue-and-white graphic area rug is mimicked in the centerpiece of blue hydrangeas in white vases.
Cream-colored tones define this space, from its bed linens and window treatments to its area rug and upholstered sofa. A soft gray drum pendant, dark brown tufted upholstered headboard and brown trim on the curtains add subtle, appealing contrast to the light colors throughout the room. A bright blue framed art piece adds a pop of color to the neutral palette.
A tall dining table and chairs are arranged to provide optimal flow in this small dining area. A metallic drum pendant light, simple centerpiece and colorful abstract artwork are all that's needed to complete the transitional design.
A drum pendant with a shade offers affordable elegance, no matter your style, above an island or kitchen table. The filter on the bottom hides the bulbs and creates a soft glow, says interior designer Michelle Mentzer. You can find drum pendants with solid or patterned linen shades often starting at $125.