It's hard to see in the photo, but is there a sink on the dining room side of the dividing cabinets? Also, I was wondering if the stove was on the other side- looks like the hood vent goes up to the ceiling? »
"Those rafters are amazing! This screams big Thanksgiving to me. I have always wanted a super long table...but don't have the space in my currently tiny house." (linseyk)
"All the whites, the natural lights... but especially the pocket doors leading outside." (quietcoconut)
Chic, slick materials such as these metallic chairs wards off any bulkiness with wood dining room tables, especially heavier distressed tables. (The beautiful white paint of course makes all the difference, too.)
The openness, the farmhouse-meets-modernity, the long line that the table creates within its own space in the room make this a favorite dining space. And the white, and the raised ceilings, and, and. And.
2. Think outside the room. This open space actually offers multiple options for expanding the dining area. Some guests can sit at the island, while the living room table can be converted to a perfectly sized kids' table.
This is one of my favorite ideas ever. The sturdy shelf that hands above the table here is beautiful without being obtrusive. It's a good place to store candles in a visible, artsy way. And of course you could light them and eat by candlelight. I love it! Do you?
Hosting in adjacent rooms like these allows for the prepared fare to be brought directly to the dining area, which then flows into a lounge area for when guests finish dining and are looking to socialize. At a more formal meal, the party can collectively move from the dining space into the extra area for coffee and dessert.
Candles don't always have to be on the table...they can be high above it, too. Do you think these candles are real? Flameless pillar candles are available now...made out of real beeswax. They have a flickering LED light and when turned on, you'd never know you weren't looking at a true burning candle. This lighting must be positively spectacular all aglow for an evening meal. You could be dining on t.v. dinners and the evening would feel magical beneath this lovely candlelier.
6. Link adjacent spaces with the same color and flooring. Keeping to one color makes rooms look bigger. However, if you do need to change flooring materials it is wise to stay in the same color family.
We adore Tolix chairs, especially when they are the touch of black in the room. The color is a fabulous choice when you're looking for contrast but think white is too light.See more guides to modern rustic style
This is cool for above the dining room table. I like the idea of this fixture being completely different than the three suspended pendant lights hanging on the main beam in the great room/living room area. Do you?