interiors & styling

A Bright Open Concept Dining Room

Bright Dining RoomYou’ve already read about the amazing kitchen, next on the home tour is a bright, open concept dining room! If you’re catching up… one of my Ohio friends let me shoot a few spaces in her home, and this is room #2 on the tour. Many people are unsure of how to divide large, open spaces in their home. This is the perfect example of how to make two different functioning spaces work together seamlessly.

Open Concept Dining RoomThe trick to floor planning open concept spaces is all about traffic paths and dividing the room with appropriate scaled furniture. In this case, Carmen’s dining room and living room exist in the same space, but she used an oversized sectional to create a clear line where the living room ends and the dining room begins. Another way to define spaces is by hanging and placing light fixtures in their designed area (like the dining chandelier), as well as area rugs.

I love the bright, happy energy this space embodies. Having a family of four young boys, my friend’s main goal was to provide a casual place where they could enjoy a meal together.

Open Concept Living and Dining RoomIn addition to an eating area, this space is also used for entertaining… hence the bar cart.

Bar Cart

Stocked Bar CartI love the way the art, plant, and side table help to add dimension and tie this vignette together. If you have a small bar cart and it needs more visual weight, this is a great way to do it!

Bar Cart in Dining Room

Bar Cart NapkinsIf you’re loving this warm-toned, modern farmhouse dining room and entertaining area, here’s how to get the look:

Modern Rustic Dining Room01: pendant light // 02: paint color // 03: globe vase // 04: dining table // 05: dining chairs // 06: map artwork // 07: bar sign // 08: wood bowl // 09: stump side table // 10: bar cart // 11: ice bucket

Bright White Dining RoomHappy Friday you guys! Hope you all have an amazing weekend.

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  • Reply
    Pepper
    September 9, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I can’t really grasp the space based on these photos. They’re very “tight”. My imagination tells me that it’s lovely, nonetheless!

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      Sarah
      September 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      I’ll be sharing the living room next week, which will show the entire space. I just didn’t want to give too much of it away ;) Stay tuned!! xo

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    Kimberly
    September 10, 2016 at 2:05 am

    So good. Bar cart, I love you 💛

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    Katie
    September 10, 2016 at 6:13 am

    I think you might mean “hence” instead of “hints” – in any case the room is beautiful!

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      Sarah
      September 10, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Ha!! Yes! That’s what I get for drafting late night posts on little sleep- my brain is mush ;) Thanks, Katie! xo

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    Heidi
    September 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Great space. Do you know the name of the paint?

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      Sarah
      September 10, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      I believe it’s Sherwin Williams Alabaster.

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