Dining, Table, Chair, Dark Hardwood, Recessed, and Ceiling Architect Drew Mandel updated a house in Toronto to look modern and cozy. The clients desired a warm material base for the interior so Mandel used American walnut for the flooring, millwork, and staircase. Loire limestone covers the landing below the steps and Calacatta marble clads the kitchen counters and island.  Best Dining Recessed Dark Hardwood Photos from Reinventing a Traditional Edwardian near Lake Ontario