Since the space gets very hot in the afternoon once the sun crosses from the front to the back of the house, its windows needed to be properly dressed. Instead of using colored or patterned drapery, simple white cotton panels were used to help diffuse light and also keep paint colors reading their true values.
A pedestal table set in front of a large window makes the most of the natural light in this room and turns a corner into an intimate dining space. A gold yellow pendant light pops against the dark gray walls.
A large chrome chandelier reflects the light colors in this sleek dining space. A modern white dining table with wood chairs defines the room's minimalistic style. A green palm plant and sophisticated gray and white Roman shades dress up the space and add a cozy touch to the room.
Since Kristen likes to watch TV during dinner, it was important she squeeze some dining space into the living room. "I only had about four feet of width to sneak in dining furniture," she explains. "Finding a table to fit the space perfectly was impossible. By purchasing two different flea market tables — one with the perfect top and another with the perfect base — it allowed me to combine the two and create something custom." To create a uniform look, Kristin spray-painted the newly assembled pieces with a high gloss white.
In the dining room, an earthy, organic feel is achieved with a beautiful wooden dining table and woven chairs. The neutral palette allows room for the bold centerpiece with its bright green leaves and pink flowers.
A simple wooden dining table brings farmhouse friendliness to this dining area. The gray pendant light is an unusual and striking pairing. Glass doors lead directly out to the backyard and pool, a handy arrangement for entertaining.