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Drake Woodworking fabricated the dining table from old-growth maple wood, and it can comfortably seat 10 people.
The pendant lamp above the dining space combines Western industrial touches with an Asian wink at paper lanterns. It was the basis of the renovation's design.
On the main floor, the rhythmic repetition of floor-to-ceiling windows in the kitchen and dining room overlook the courtyard.
In the dining room, the whitewashed floorboards, walls, and ceiling provide a bright contrast to the tempestuous Cornwall weather.
“For us, the owner’s involvement was really exciting. We ended up doing a job that was much more eccentric than what’s usually seen in this market,” says designer Mazouk Al-Bader.
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.
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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. 
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.
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.
Alts Design Office replaced all the old insulation materials and moved the living room from the first floor to the second floor.
Larger models include more floor space for living, dining, or extra beds.
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.
The chairs slide out when needed.
In the dining room, Cori’s painting Perch hangs near a Laneberg table from IKEA.
Now, there’s casual seating at the island bar in the kitchen and a formal dining table. A built-in serving area comes in handy for storage or entertaining. Additional windows convey other qualities of the site. “We replaced the windows for lots of reasons: to increase the performance of the home, and accentuate the views they wanted,” says Porter. “But this home has beautiful woodland views, too. So, we wanted to orient the house so it's not just a one-liner, but has intimate moments where you're looking at the woods.”
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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."
Open shelves installed over a window allow light to pass through and create a reading nook in the corner of the dining area.
A curving charcoal wall covered in chalkboard paint lines one side of the open living area.
Steps from the kitchen is a large dining area, complete with floral-upholstered chairs.
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A work by Michael Salvatore Tierney hangs in the entry. The laser-cut metal stair railing is by Sing Welding, and the white oak flooring is from KB’s Floors.
Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames, Dirk Vander Kooij, and Verner Panton surround a table designed by Clive and crafted in South Africa by his father, Ken. Overhead is a custom brass pendant by Cole Lighting.
A bell-shaped pendant hangs over the dining table, continuing the warm taupes and beiges found in the double-sided fireplace and wood table and floors.
The floor is covered with wide-plank hardwood in a light tone. Abundant light—enough for interior plants—comes in through an oversize, floor-to-ceiling wall of glass in the dining area.
Open living and dining areas on upper floor
Pendant lights from Rubn hang over a private dining space, and textured plaster walls from Armourcoat echo the wooden screens.
An arc motif is a recurring theme throughout the kitchen's design.
Edwards Anker’s 3D-printed Latitude Lights dot the dining room table. They can be optimized so that the tilt of the photovoltaic panel changes according to latitude.
Large sliding glass doors invite the outdoors in. The pinewood-lined interiors create a warm atmosphere.
The grand foyer opens to a formal dining space, decorated with a statement Universe Custom pendant light by Quasar. White oak planks extend throughout, wrapping the floor and ceiling.
A grand space greets visitors when they first enter the home. The living room and kitchen are tucked on either side of a central dining area, which features a 35-foot-high wall of glass.
The dining room is for the kids with funky blue and red chairs, gold Ellie Kishimoto wallpaper that is reminiscent of the ornate wallpaper that may existed in this home in the 19th century, and a large table. The fireplace, which is original, was recovered in marble.
The indoor/outdoor living room features a table by BD Barcelona, chairs by E15, and a saucer-like pendant by Viabizzuno.
The three-way steel pillar, made by Macalloy, supports the upper floor.
The interior doorway was widened and generous glass exterior doors installed to connect the room to the revitalized barbecue and pool area. The dining room retains the inset fish tank in the wall (not pictured).
A peninsula with hidden storage serves as a divider between the kitchen and the dining room. Two Caravaggio Pendants by Fritz Hansen hangs over the dining table. The sectional sofa is a vintage find.
The open-plan kitchen and dining area has Halo lights by Ladies and Gentlemen Studio, Air chairs by Jasper Morrison, and a sofa from IKEA.
Through the large windows, it’s possible to see downtown Portland, Mount St. Helen, Mount Hood, and both the Columbia and TK Rivers.

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.