For the dining room challenge on HGTV Design Star season 5, Emily Henderson and Michael Moeller design a space completely out of repurposed furnishings. They paint the ceiling a bright green to create an "intentional explosion" of color, and for her project, Emily attaches plastic flowers to a chandelier and paints the entire piece a crisp white.
For a well-layered look, try introducing several shades of the same dominant color to your dining room with paint, drapery, upholstery and art. A slight variation in tone will keep the space from feeling matchy-matchy or flat.
A round table with high-gloss white finish and whitewashed woven rattan chairs sit center stage in the open dining room. This inviting space that can seat up to six includes different textures and shades of green that coordinate with the eucalyptus green walls of the home's main floor.
Hello, gorgeous! This dining room is a dream come true with sage green wallpaper, a wood table, velvet slipper chairs and a geometric area rug. A white chandelier centers the space and keeps it bright for conversation.
This breakfast room features reproduction 19th century French floral wallpaper. Window frames and trim have been painted apple green. Green and white check fabric has been used to upholster the dining chairs and a brass chandelier completes the room.
This elegant, Midcentury Modern dining room flawlessly blends textures, patterns and materials to create a perfect execution of the Midcentury style. The clean lines of the modern table, buffet and chairs are softened by the velour fabric that covers the dining chairs, while the roughness of the wicker rope rug and planter adds texture to the space. These elements combine to give this space an elegant, Midcentury Modern look.
While wooden and metal chairs are the easiest to clean, they’re not the most comfortable. An excellent alternative to wood and metal is an upholstered Louis XVI chair. Known for its fluted legs, square back and timeless style, this French piece works in modern and traditional settings. Linen and cotton upholstery options are great for spaces with active kids; however, leather and vinyl styles are the most kid-proof and easy to clean.
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.
Incorporating soft pinks and pastel greens, this dining room feels open and full of natural light. The custom pink table seats eight and was inspired by a Chanel piece. Two crystal chandeliers hang above the table, adding elegance and sophistication to the fun, feminine space.
This light green dining room sits just off of the open plan kitchen, making it a cinch to transition between the two spaces. A blend of chairs, including plush gray and neutral options, line the rectangular dining table, while exposed beam ceilings with neutral wood planks continue from the dining room to the kitchen.