496 Dining Room Chair Light Hardwood Floors Design Photos And Ideas

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.
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 Schwalbes wanted their home to be functional, sophisticated, and whimsical. Architect Michael K. Chen sought to balance their desire for a modern update with maintaining the charm of the original layout. "We wanted the existing spaces to retain their gracious formality—it is Park Avenue, after all—but tempered that with bright colors, playful and graphic forms, and varied textures," he explains.
Plasterboard and pine—budget-friendly options—comprise two essential materials in this home, and were painted white for a clean, minimalist aesthetic. Smith used Resene paint for the walls.
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.
Meals area
The dining area overlooks the pool.
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
Groin vaults and barrel ceilings can be found all throughout the home, connecting one living space with another. Here, the living room steps up into the bright dining area.
Pendant lights from Rubn hang over a private dining space, and textured plaster walls from Armourcoat echo the wooden screens.
The main element is the counter seating and preparation area, which has to be both functional for the chef and comfortable for the guests.
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.
A breakfast nook off the kitchen is designed as a solarium and looks out onto the lush backyard. The glass ceiling and wall of windows allow sunshine to warm the space, which also features an exposed brick wall and built-in china cabinets on both sides.
The core of the home is the main solid element, housing storage and mechanical systems for bathrooms and the kitchen. This allows for an efficient plan but also efficient construction.
Like many kitchens in New York City, this one is compact in size yet offers ample cabinetry and built-in shelving. A sleek black table provides a comfortable—and stylish—place for two to dine.
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.
Looking down from the upstairs loft, the original post and beam structure defines the grand open space.
Timber beams are evident throughout. “The original post-and-beam structure was taken down, numbered, and reused within the new shell,” says Béliveau.
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 dining room is flooded with natural light. The couple turned to stager Meredith Baer to outfit the area.
A dining nook is framed by timber beams running above the space. The sunny corner is illuminated by an additional grouping of clerestory windows.
The open kitchen and dining area is bright, airy, and features a custom-made retractable glass door to mirror the other side of the open-plan space.
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 simple dining room features a Landala table by Emma Olbers for Tre Sekel.
The top of the mezzanine wall peels away, allowing the space to remain somewhat open. It also provides an opportunity to inset a flush, recessed, flexible LED light into the top of the wall as it dies into the ceiling.
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.
Floor-to-ceiling glazing allows guests to look from the kitchen island into the open living and dining area, and to the ocean views in the distance.
Ceilings are typically composed of simple white plaster or exposed wood beams. The flooring, furniture, and window frames are also wood.
Janette’s designer daughter, Kendra Sosothikul, chose Masters chairs from Design Within Reach and linen sheers from Donghia for the dining area.
In the dining room, a custom table surrounded by J104 chairs from Hay can accommodate up to 14 people. <span style="font-family: Theinhardt, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, sans-serif;">The wall paint is Snowbound by Sherwin-Williams</span><span style="font-family: Theinhardt, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, sans-serif;">.</span>

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.