You’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.
The 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.
In addition to an eating area, this space is also used for entertaining… hence the bar cart.
I 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!
If you’re loving this warm-toned, modern farmhouse dining room and entertaining area, here’s how to get the look:
01: 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
Happy Friday you guys! Hope you all have an amazing weekend.