Choose one feature as a core idea — call it personality — for maximum visual success.
The dining room can be the most romantic place in the house or the most dysfunctional. Too often it’s infrequently used because it’s not been updated or it doesn’t have a visual point of view. All too often it’s a repository for outmoded furniture so it defaults to a mini-museum for display.
I’ve written about breaking the dining room mold to increase its functionality. One solution is to make it a multi-purpose space. In response, I received a variety of comments from “it’s true” to “we eat in ours every day” to “I have extra space and want a formal room.” Fair enough. … Continue Reading