Color was an important factor to the homeowners when designing the space, but due to the location of the dining table, there weren’t walls around to use as color accents. Luckily, Taylor found a colorful rug that fit the room so perfectly that the homeowner agreed to it over a simple text message picture.
Keeping the dining area connected to the living room and kitchen was also important to the homeowners, as well as making it big enough for their growing family. Taylor found a table large enough to seat ten people at a time and positioned it with enough space to walk around comfortably. The table is a live edge table that was refined so it’s informal, but not rustic. “They wanted a table their grandchildren could live on, but still be beautiful,” Taylor explains. The cane backed chairs also help to make the space cozy and welcoming for everyone who enters. Taylor opted for two crystal chandeliers rather than one to continue with the goal of an informal dining area while still having refined decor. The more elegant light fixtures offered the perfect juxtaposition to the casual dining table.
The layout of the home was an open concept, so Taylor and his team needed to create definition. Taylor added a coffered ceiling to outline the space and French doors to make the dining area look more like its own room. To complete the room, Taylor used hickory floors with a matte finish to add weight to the space.