A trio of brown fabric chairs surround a round dining table decorated with a metallic bowl and scattered fruit. A chandelier hanging from a wood paneled ceiling adds to the ambiance of the sophisticated, yet casual dining room.
Though the open, two-story dining room in HGTV Dream Home 2015 is breathtaking, that openness can sometimes negatively affect the room’s acoustics. Luckily, interior designer Linda Woodrum knew just how to alleviate that issue. “When you have a tremendous amount of volume, you’re looking for ways to help with acoustics,” explains Linda. “So the more fabric you get in the room, the more you help with acoustics.”
No sewing skills? No problem! Bring a custom look to your everyday dining chairs by cutting two yards of fabric to size, then simply wrap the fabric up and over the back rest for use as a chair swag. Use a scrap of fabric in a coordinating color as a tie-back, then fasten the chair swag in place.
An opaque glass screen divided in squares separates the dining room from other rooms in the house. A long black table is flanked by white upholstered chairs while a rectangular modern light hangs from the ceiling.
Designer Kristie Barnett shows she's a color-palette pro and a talented decorator to boot when she turns a boring brown dining area into an elegant masterpiece for her client, an artist. The stunning white high-backed chairs highlight this traditional dining room. The once-brass chandelier was given a makeover and now shines forth with a wrought-iron finish.
This dining room's industrial-chic style is the perfect dinner party conversation starter. Designers paired a table with a thick slab top and a mechanical-inspired base with button-tufted chairs and a picnic-style bench.