My Houzz: A Multifunctional Dining RoomTransitional Dining Room, San Francisco
Photo: Shannon Malone © 2013 Houzz
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Dimmers. While shade type, bulb type and layers of light play a big role in the lighting effect of the dining room, designers unanimously agree that dimmers are key to creating an inviting ambiance. “I tend to have the lights dimmed in every room so that they glow rather than shine,” Saffron Case says.How to Install a Dimmer Switch
Cushy breakfast room. A lacy tablecloth, comfy wingback chairs and wide views out to the woods — just the spot to catch up with a loved one in the evening and discuss the future, whether it’s a vacation, your aspirations or what you want to do after you retire.
6. Who would you like to have over for dinner?The current president [contemporary]Any of the living former presidents [transitional]The queen of England [traditional]An unusual character with great stories to tell [eclectic]Anyone laid back and normal [coastal]A weary traveler [rustic]I prefer to eat with just the family [traditional]Someone who has worked on the railroads [industrial]Anyone who brings a nice bottle of wine [french country]Dinner? We only do cocktail parties [midcentury modern]
After a long decade of tweaking, the dining room is finally complete and has become a hub for Enid and Jim’s family, whether it’s for a study session or a holiday party.“As for dinners,” Enid says, “now we eat in the dining room.”Chairs: Belgian Transitional Slipcovered Wingback, Restoration HardwareSee more of this home: My Houzz: A Hilltop Family Home in Santa Cruz