The Halo Pendant light crowns the dining room at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, which projects an easy, elegant comfort wrapped in luxury. A custom white oak table designed by Martin Kobus is surrounded by West Elm chairs upholstered in canvas sourced from Army tents. The floral artwork is screen printed on nylon mesh
A stone fireplace surround adds a rough contrast to the smooth surfaces in this contemporary kitchen design. An L-shaped woodgrain island is lined with white bar chairs for an eat-in space. A trio of circle pendant lights hangs above adding light to the recessed lighting and decorative light fixture in the connecting dining room.
Bright and open, this contemporary living area features stark white walls to allow the furnishings and accessories to receive all the attention. A pair of scalloped pendant lights hang above the simple, neutral dining table with rounded wooden armchairs. A contemporary black sofa and bright blue chairs add color and contrast to the space.
This Brooklyn apartment features a bright, open-concept living space and small, stylish kitchen. The black-and-white photo gallery wall acts to divide the space with a shared round table and three fabric dining chairs bridging the gap to the small, modern kitchen. Hardwood flooring in the kitchen pairs well with the gray color palette and shiny pearl backsplash.
In a compact kitchen, it’s important to draw your colors together. This white bar, with shelves of open storage below, matches the white dining table and is topped with blue tiles that complement the walls and chairs in the adjacent area. Together, the blue and white features of the bar create an interesting and cohesive look for the two distinct spaces. This room was designed by Cody Ables, CEO of CODARUS, for Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit that helps families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
A large white awning extends out from a luxurious outdoor living room. A traditional metal chandelier illuminates the covered space, complete with sofa, coffee table and a fireplace. Curtains are made to slide, creating a wall to protect the elaborate interior on rainy days. The awning stretches across a dining area with a metal table and chairs for a shady entertaining space.
This open concept room has a beautiful flow between kitchen, living room and dining room. Bright white walls (including painted brick) and ceilings keep the space feeling bright, while walnut floors provide a grounding warmth. In the living space, a zebra-print chair and neutral Flokati rug jazz up the clean and simple lines of the room. The fireplace serves as a focal point for the space.
This eat-in kitchen is casually elegant with a rustic dining table, metal chairs, a glamorous chandelier and rich hardwood floors. Keeping most of the materials and accessories in the white color palette allows the kitchen to feel bright and airy, while small pops of color and the use of natural materials grounds the space and adds texture.
A custom made steel pivot door adds a statement modern element to this living space design. Cool-toned hardwood gives off a gray coloring beautifully mixing with the white walls and all ceilings. A wood dining table is paired with tan leather chairs over an animal hide rug. A large wall of windows lets in natural light and offers a view to the yard.
Sticking to only one time period can be a little dangerous when it comes to buying second-hand furniture. You may end up with a space that looks dated rather than curated. To pull together an eclectic look be willing to mix in your flea market finds with pieces that are new (or new-ish). This 70’s dining room table feels retro cool paired with crisp white resin chairs and super-saturated turquoise rug.
Set up two tables for this party: a crafting station and another table for bites and sips. With the focus of this party on crafting, dedicate a large surface for guests to make their ornaments. Transform your dining table into a visually-appealing craft station and arrange chairs around it so guests are comfortable while working on their handmade ornaments. Dress with a simple white tablecloth, then layer with a fabric runner in coordinating colors for visual punch.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed a depressing room into a bright and festive nursery for the Purks' baby on the way. The old French Doors were removed to create a solid wall for a crib or bed placed against. The old wall paneling was removed and replaced with light blue painted drywall with white trim. Soft carpeting will be perfect for a child's room and metal crates hang on the wall and serve as storage for stuffed animals. A comfortable side chair is an inviting place to sit with the baby, and a crystal chandelier was removed from the original dining room and installed here in the nursery.