Dining RoomContemporary Dining Room, San Francisco
This dining room was once an open carport attached to the end of the smaller, original home.
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For a more relaxed take on the red, white and blue scheme, add a weathered farm table, simple wicker chairs and a plate rack filled with blue and white dishes.Design dilemma: accent wall or all red? As a rule of thumb, large rooms, open floor plans and kids’ spaces can benefit from a little more white space. Define a nook or an alcove with red paint and leave the rest crisp white. Small, cozy dining rooms and studies are better able to handle four walls of red.
You: Never know how many people are coming for dinnerYour table: ExtendingIf you are going to go rectangular, my personal preference is for an extending table that seats four to six typically, and stretches to seat eight to ten. Whether you prefer a drop-leaf farm table as shown or one with a more sophisticated built-in panel that is released to add linear feet, the flexibility for entertaining is priceless.
Who doesn't love a basic farm table? Perfectly worn, and likely passed from generation to generation, it usually has boards that run the length, not width, of the table. It should be sturdy, heavy and well constructed with mortise and tenon joinery. This one even has leaves.