Throughout the house, the designers manipulated size, materials, surfaces and textures to achieve a balance that would fit with the natural setting. The use of native stone and timber maintained a connection with the surroundings and emphasized locally-sourced materials.
To give the family more space, Chip and Joanna removed the wall that separated the kitchen and dining rooms, creating an open floor plan for the homeowners. In the dining room, exposed beams and brick create a rustic design that is carried out through the dining room. An elegant farmhouse table with bench seating creates a rustic feel, while the unique chandelier focuses the eye to the table. Natural light from surrounding windows give the space plenty of light, which, with the help of the patterned rug, make the space feel bright and inviting. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, the rustic table is accented by metal chairs and a modern centerpiece and lit by a modern chandelier, giving this dining room space a rustic, modern design that complements that of the adjacent kitchen. A gallery wall behind the table gives the space a focal point, while the striped rug beneath the table helps make this otherwise formal dining area a bit more casual.
Timber beams frame the passages between rooms in this luxurious cabin in the woods. Contemporary furnishings and accessories balance the rusticity of the wall paneling and trim, and the absence of window coverings allows sunlight to fill the space.
Just off the kitchen, a casual dining room basks in the glow of the natural light from the large pay windows. A new, rustic dining table provides the family with a great space for making memories, while the contrasting black chairs make great statement pieces. Custom benches and cabinets are in place behind the dining table to create more seating and display the homeowners' vintage dishes.
Guests at the dining room table can enjoy stunning views, thanks to the patio doors that open the area to fresh air and the deck outside. The custom linen-polyester drapes in the dining room coordinate with the drapery in the great room's lounge area, both color-matched to the paint on the walls to create a streamlined look.
HGTV Star contestant Brooks Atwood gathered this collection of vases and vessels to decorate the dining table, but both Sabrina and Vern found it over-accessorized. "It’s better to have one great item than a bunch of items that are fighting with each other," Vern said.