And even though the home's architecture is very traditional and old-school formal, Kate Tenbrink Kate bought the oval dining room table at a house sale in St. Clair Shores, then painted it black. The arm chairs were purchased in Holly, then re-upholstered. Though the exterior of the 2006 Georgian mansion is unobjectionable, there are definitely some interesting design choices inside, like the lipstick-print wallpaper, orange drapes and three unrelated sets of chairs in the dining room. “Highly stylized A group of tutu-clad dancers grace the staircase of the 6-bedroom, 9-bath home, while two more glide en pointe while opening sliding doors to the formal dining room Helicopters and Trucks Full of Furniture Q: I have inherited some dining-room furniture that is a high-quality reproduction of both Hepplewhite and Sheraton styles. Now I'm puzzled about how to treat the dining room itself. It's a fairly large space with a 9-foot ceiling and two narrow but not-so Today, the company’s product lineup includes fabric and leather upholstery, motion furniture, casual and formal dining room furniture, bedroom suites, a complete line of occasional tables, as well as entertainment, home office, and accent chairs. Having a formal dining room in a house is important For more of a country feel, install a chair rail. Pieces of molding should do the trick. From there it is up to you. Paint above or below the rail, and paper the remaining portion. .
"People are coming with dining room furniture and need a place to use it," said Tim Gehman, director of design. But even formal dining rooms are becoming less stuffy. Designer Kelly Wearstler encourages clients to swap the long lacquered table for a group To the left, the beautiful family room is the first of several magnificent entertaining spaces. It features a handsome fireplace, picture window, crown molding, elegant chair rail detailing and easy access to the formal dining room at the rear of With different seating areas and a dining as a living room,” says McGuill. “Now it’s a place to come together when the weather’s bad to play cards, to do crafts, to eat breakfast.” The oak table, bench, and black Windsor chairs were custom And I had a lot: My gorgeous Victorian home in downtown Sacramento held closets full of clothes, a kitchen crammed with utensils, a garage full of sporting gear, a formal dining room kitchen stuff and blankets and furniture to some of the people .