2015 Design Awards
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Dining Room Winner
Dine in design: Detailed beam work, a 14-foot ceiling and a custom-designed central fireplace all work together to make this dining room feel open and airy.
This new construction project was a blank slate for designer and homeowner Patti Johnson. She had a distinct vision in mind—to create an open living space with a cool and serene feel in every room.
In the dining room, the monochromatic color scheme left all the attention to the space’s wonderful features, including the suspended beams. The 14-foot ceiling was chosen to create visual interest in the room, and it also allowed for enough room to hang the statement chandelier over the table. “The beams created visual distinction to the ceiling without closing it in,” Johnson says. “Getting the alignment right was one of the challenging parts of the design, but I think it turned out beautifully.”
Another one-of-a-kind feature in the room is the suspended open fireplace, which Johnson also designed. It allows for a seamless flow between the living and dining rooms, but still creates a visual block to separate the areas. Continuing with the airy feel of the room, Johnson chose a glass table with low, neutral matching chairs to blend elements of the room together. She wanted the table to float. “This leaves more attention to the art and fireplace,” Johnson says.—K.J.