Dining Alfresco

Wendy Posard and Associates



Bamboo Dining Chairs

There is no chair that we love for a casual dining table more than  bamboo.
Windsor Smith Home

Whether you choose a lacquered white or

Lily Z Design

a much bolder green,

Elle Decor

we think these chairs are perfection.

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler certainly doesn’t disappoint with this brown and chartreuse color scheme.

Dominique Verillion

Dining chairs that match the table are always nice, but

Tiffany Eastman Interiors

we tend to prefer a more eclectic look.  

Sarah Richardson Design

When we think of bamboo chairs, we imagine the straight lines like those in the above pictures , but

Sarah Richardson Design

the curved lines of this chair have us drooling…

Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis

Is this not the most stunning dining room?  The combination of the tufted banquette and the bamboo chair is fabulous!

Boxwood Clippings

Sometimes the simpler the better, as this dining room shows.

Peter Zimmerman

Happy Monday everyone.  We hope you are having a wonderful start to your week!

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French Doors

El Muebe
We always have a hard time picking a favorite element in a well-designed room. Is it the furniture? The accessories? The lighting? It varies from day to day, but, for the moment, we have to say that we are absolutely adoring doors.
everything beautiful
Doors may not seem like they are a part of the design scheme as much as they are the architecture. But it really all goes hand in hand doesn’t it? These stunning French doors seamlessly connect the outdoors to the inside. And they complement the age of the house perfectly.
Coastal Living Magazine
The doors and door hardware in this refined living/dining area are almost as spectacular as the view! The top-to-bottom glass ensures that the sun streams in and the view can be seen from any seat in the house.
House and Home
But, then again, there’s something to be said for ditching the glass — and letting what’s behind make grand entrance. If this was our closet, we’d do just that! Hermes, Tiffany, Chanel… Oh my!
Dowling Kim Studios
Leading onto a terrace, there’s nothing like a pair of fabulous French doors for a little sneak preview. It’s so important to consider the color of a pair of French doors that will affect the scheme of the room. We think black is always a great choice.
Mallory Elisabeth
This room is so gorgeous! The weathered green on the doors contributes to not only the color scheme but also to the weathered, lived-in look of the room. 
Everything Beautiful
To curtain, or not to curtain… There’s something so elegant about a pair of light sheers dancing in the breeze. It says, “Yes, I’m relaxing with a glass of champagne!”
Jan Gleysteen Architects
But, then again, with doors so beautiful, there’s no need to cover a thing with drapes!
Jeff Herr Photography
Of course, when the bathroom is considered, it’s probably best to have a little something to maintain the modesty. The juxtaposition of these soft, lovely drapes with the bolder steel doors is wonderful!
Historic Homes
These shutters are a great choice too. This goes to show that, though the doors are important, picking the right hardware is crucial for obtaining the ideal look to complement a room.

Nate Berkus Design
Soaking tub. Marble. French doors. Terrace. View. We couldn’t ask for anything more. Wishing you a day as perfect as this bath!


Dining Nooks

Peter Pennoyer Architect
If you’re like us, choreographing a delicious meal is always a part of the day’s equation.
Windsor Smith Design

As we all know, it’s not only about the food. Those family meals are where stories are swapped and bonds are forged, days are analyzed and plans are made.

Thibault Jeanson Photography via House Beautiful
That’s why where we eat those meals is oh-so important. Who would want to zone out in front of the TV when you could sit around this beautiful spread and savor?

MH Design via At Home in Arkansas
When creating the kind of atmosphere that everyone can enjoy at the end of the day, few things are as important as dining room furniture.
Muse Interiors
The right dining furniture not only adds style but also sets the tone for the sort of meal that is about to be enjoyed.

John Kernick Photography via House Beautiful
Bold colors add energy in an instant! Few combinations feel more positive than bright red against stark white.

Coastal Living
Add the same pop of red to a richer color palette and the mood instantly changes. We love how cozy and intimate this nook feels.
A fabulous farmhouse table is always a good bet for feeding a family. When it’s filled with fresh fruit, all the better! 
You know us… We think the lighting makes the space! This chandelier is the ideal combination of  rustic and modern, making this space feel airy and easy.

Traci Rhoads Design

Even more traditional dining furniture can feel youthful and fun when combined with the right accessories. For us, these out-of-the-ordinary candlesticks make this tablescape!

Sally Stephonkus
Gray and white is a color palette we’re loving right now, no matter what the feel it’s used to create. The Louis ghost chairs and Saarinen table are sleek and modern.

House and Home
When it comes to creating the perfect dining nook, we could go all kinds of different ways. From the starkly modern to this cottage style, we love them all! And what’s happier for a dining table than sunflowers?
We hope that you find time to savor a meal with someone you love  in the perfect dining nook this week. Happy Monday!


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In Good Taste: Pablo Paniagua

It goes without saying, but the fabulous work of designer Pablo Panagua is certainly in good taste. We hope these images help make your Wednesday wonderful!

Thanks for visiting us today, friends! 


In Good Taste: Wolfe Rizor Interiors

We all know that home should be a sanctuary, but Wolfe-Rizor Interiors makes it a part of their mission. Clean, crisp palettes and looks with staying power are only a part of the reason we think these designers’ work is in good taste. Take a look at some of these gorgeous rooms. We think you’ll feel right at home!

We’d like to have a nice, long soak here… We hope you all have a wonderful day!


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