In this elegant lake house, the kitchen and dining room are connected through an extra wide doorway that gives the two spaces an open feeling and allows for people and food to move easily throughout the two spaces making entertainment a breeze.
Lacquered walls and ceiling set a stunning scene in an elegant dining room by interior designer Suzanne Kasler. The dining table and chairs are from her own collection for Hickory Chair, while the chandelier is regal with its crystal tassels. Instead of the traditional tablescape, she used plaster geometric forms purchased at a Paris flea market. The room was in a Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta.
The family wanted a stylish outdoor dining room, so designers created this space with seating for six. To help the space function as part of the home's entertainment space, designers included multiple points of entry from the interior spaces to the home's exterior entertaining areas.
A glamorous white and gold centerpiece is key to dressing up this formal dining room for Christmas. Blue velvet gourds give the design a touch of color and echo the hues of the painting over the fireplace.
A distressed iron base pairs with a rustic wood top for a chic farmhouse-style dining table. The blue banquette with a leather cushion and Windsor chairs surround the table for comfortable seating the whole family can enjoy.
This sleek, modern dining room rests at the center of the house, with easy access to the open-concept kitchen. A sinewy chandelier echoes the lines of the chairs. Meanwhile, the grain in the farmhouse-style table is on display, a natural element that ties in with the weathered wood floors and stairs.
The traditional dining room is full of pattern and texture. A graphic area rug grounds the space, while the dining chairs feature a mix of floral and striped upholstery. Painted above the classic wainscoting is a garden-inspired mural, and burnt orange window treatments bring rich color to the space.
The dining room has been refurnished and floors have been sanded and stained. New lights and window treatment are also a part of giving the room a long needed upgrade. French doors have also been included to let in natural light. As seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It Too.
Try a bar cart. Wine bottles cluttering up your countertop? Turn them into a feature by adding a bar cart if you have an unused space. Look for compact designs, and consider using the bottom part of the cart to store something different.