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In the dining room, the whitewashed floorboards, walls, and ceiling provide a bright contrast to the tempestuous Cornwall weather.
"We were influenced by Scandinavian style, but a white box with modern furniture would not have been right for us,” says resident Alya Shipilova.
The team retained the cupola and inserted an industrial skylight that floods the living spaces with natural light. Teak paneling brings a warmth to the living areas beyond regular drywall, and teak slats allow light to flow into the stairwell.
Now, there’s enough room for a dedicated living and dining area, comfortably separated by a walkway out to the sliding glass doors and deck. The flooring is wide-plank pine, which will accrue a nice patina over time.
Graham Hill, a sustainability advocate whose TED talks have delved into the benefits of living small, put his own lessons into practice at his 350-square-foot apartment, which he shares with his partner and two dogs. Quick transitions, like drawing the FilzFelt curtain, convert the living space into a bedroom. The Drop Hat pendants are by Plumen and the convertible sofa is by Resource Furniture.
The dining room also serves as a home office for the wife. She wanted to have her work set up in the same room as the piano, so that she could easily take quick music breaks.
This highly decorative dining room features complementary patterned wallpapers from the 2LG Studio collection for Graham & Brown. "Because ceilings are above your eyeline, using a patterned wallpaper can give life to a space without being overwhelming,
Wardrobe cabinets from Reform stand on either side of the fireplace, maximizing storage. 
The new arched window brings light and views into the open-plan kitchen and dining area. Five colorful, geometric pendants designed by Jula Jessen for Schneid's Junit collection hangs over the dining table. 
A strategically placed skylight brings natural light into the dining booth, which adjoins the kitchen and the outdoor terrace.
The chimney now houses a wood-burning fireplace, which adds warmth and a notion of historical character to the main living area. The wood dining table and chairs pair nicely with the custom oak credenza.
A whitewashed oak bench installed under the window provides additional seating and storage.
In the new dining area, a Dreamweaver pendant from Pop & Scott is suspended over an Agostino & Brown Jam table in oak with a navy powder-coated base. Bleached ashwood Nym chairs by Pedrali surround the table.
The open dining area is equipped with custom white oak cabinets, floor-to-ceiling glazing, and a casement window.
The eat-in kitchen also boasts a stylish dining set composed of a travertine marquetry and brass inlay pedestal dining table from the 1970s paired with Thonet 209 bentwood and cane dining chairs. The lighting is Italian pendant lighting made of Murano glass and chrome from the 1970s by ZeroQuattro.
Park Avenue Prewar Apartment by Michael K. Chen Architecture
Alts Design Office replaced all the old insulation materials and moved the living room from the first floor to the second floor.
In the dining area, CH23 chairs by Carl Hansen & Søn join a table with a Pedrali base.
An oculus-like central skylight hangs overtop the great room.
Just off of the kitchen and living room, a bright and airy dining area provides direct access to the outdoors.
The spacious interiors mean there is no chance of claustrophobia—even when the occupants are stranded indoors during bad weather.
Larger models include more floor space for living, dining, or extra beds.
The dining area and the living room step down from the kitchen; the change in height helps to define the open-plan rooms.
Petillaut designed a modernist built-in oak table that cantilevers in the dining room, preserving space in the open-plan area. Custom chairs with a slim silhouette also help to conserve space and create an airy quality for the room.
The kitchen looks into the living/dining area. The pressed metal backsplash was incorporated because it has sentimental meaning for the clients. The material is also economical and quick and easy to install.
Cecilia Yuan, principal at Blank Canvas Architects, and her husband bought this Victorian-style abode in Port Melbourne, Australia, for its heritage charm. So, during a renovation that re-configured wasted space, like moving the bathroom to create a larger dining area that mingles a Muuto Split table with Phoenix chairs and a marble-wrapped island, she also saw an opportunity to replace such features as deteriorating iron lacework.
The chairs slide out when needed.
The view from the dining room.
The client specifically requested that the architects not use drywall anywhere—thus whitewashed pine serves as the project’s primary material.
The living, dining, and cooking spaces are located in the central volume. The open concept provides plenty of space for family gatherings and entertaining. A walkway doubles as bench seating for the large dining table.
In the dining room, Cori’s painting Perch hangs near a Laneberg table from IKEA.
A breakfast room also benefits from natural light.
The dining area receives a bevy of natural light, while the cantilevered deck gives the sensation of being suspended in the trees.
A regional township south of Auckland was the ideal spot for architect Daniel Smith to build a modest "kiwi bach" for his family overlooking the river and mountains. The exterior stands out for its cedar rain screen and the sloped and angled roof that makes the most of the home's small footprint. Paving the way to the sunken lounge is the showpiece kitchen, embracing affordable materials like pine, plasterboard, and black-painted aluminum.
Windsor Residence by Dick Clark + Associates
This bach in New Zealand was designed with a combined open-plan kitchen, living room, and dining area, for which homeowner and architect Gerald Parsonson designed a dining table that seats ten. Bare bulbs, open shelves, and bright orange MDF cabinets in the kitchen maintain the low-key vibe.
Food blogger and commercial director Claire Thomas honors this Brentwood home’s heartwarming history. Jack and Marilyn Zuber lived in the Brentwood home for 65 years without altering anything but the wallpaper. Thomas even has photos of them digging on the site when construction first began. Out of respect for the home, Thomas tread carefully with her updates, even keeping the old drapes and using the original paint colors as a jumping-off point in researching color palettes of the era. Her approach was to "celebrate and preserve, rather than rip out and change."
A solarium-style corner protrudes into the rear garden, providing a unique spot for dining under the canopy of trees.
The large living area is filled with midcentury furniture and artwork. Tall pines surrounding the home create a treehouse-like atmosphere across the top level.
Sonja designed the dining room table using three solid fir beams that were treated by local craftsmen and set on top of a black steel base. The countertops are made of a composite laminate that has the texture and shade of weathered wood.
Sonja also planned the interior of the home—and she even designed some of the custom-made furniture pieces herself.
Organic shapes and natural materials create a dining vignette that is simple yet stylish.
The dining area is awash in natural light.
In the dining room, black light fixtures by Brokis visually connect to other black architectural details, like the window frames and light switches.
Dining Room
While the dining area is open to the living room, architect Rory Pennant-Rea delineated the spaces by placing them on different levels; the dining area steps down to the living room, where an inset in the wall provides a frame for artwork.
The light-filled, open-plan kitchen/dining area of the apartment looks through treetops to views of the city.
The view upon entering the modern addition. Floor-to-ceiling picture windows and large sliding doors open the space to the outdoors, all the while allowing natural light to pour inside.
Painted steel panels frame the fireplace in the dining room and make the structure seemingly disappear, leaving only the fire visible. These steel panels also mirror the horizontal form and height of the kitchen wall it is facing.
Vertical grain fir panels present a cohesive background for the table, which is surrounded by Eames chairs and illuminated by an Andrew Neyer light.
Fiber art brings an element of softness to this dining area.
The full-height chimney stack creates a natural division between the dining and living room to the right. A wall of windows caps one end of the space, warming it with natural light and providing picturesque views of the landscape.
Floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of light and provide big views.
The home’s compact form and modest amounts of glazing add to its overall eco-friendliness. The white oak casework, which goes from floor to ceiling throughout much of the kitchen, was fabricated by Big Branch Woodworking for $22,000.
The owners of this 2,300-square-foot converted loft in SoHo have a penchant for color and collections. To make way for these elements, BC-OA kept new materials simple and desaturated with super white walls; oil-finished, white oak flooring; and white lacquered cabinetry. In the dining area, a custom designed, built-in, tufted banquette adds soft juxtaposition against the live edge dining table. The velvet upholstery is meant to provide contrast against the exposed, white-washed original brick in both texture and era. Overhead a brass chandelier with exposed Edison bulbs references the former Swan Incandescent Electric Light Co. which occupied the loft after construction was completed in 1897.
"A curve spontaneously penetrates the entire space, picturing a story line engraved with the memory and life of its residents. The chalkboard painting side is like the diary of a traveler who loves recording his or her journey," says the firm. "Overall, we think curved elements not only blur boundaries, but also can bring softness and some imagination to a space."

The modern dining room is where the universal ritual of breaking bread brings us together. The projects below showcase elegant configurations and designs that encompass chairs and tables, bars and stools, lighting, flooring, and fireplaces.