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How To Choose A Dining Table

How To Choose A Dining Table

Decorating Small Spaces, Interior Decoration, Kitchen Decoration
Choosing a dining room table has a lot to do with your personal style, your space available and your comfort level. First you really need to think about the space in your dining room or kitchen. Follow these easy concepts to help you find a great dining table. Space Available You don't want your table to look and feel cramped in your home. Before you go shopping measure the space (length and width) that you have available for a dining table. Keep in mind that dining chairs should be spaced about 6 inches apart to give enough elbow room for your guests. Also, there should be at least 36 inches between a chair and an object or wall. This allows room to move the chair out and enough walk way space. Also, it's a good idea to think about how many chairs you need such as 2, 4, 8 or 12. The...
Decorating a Modern House Inspired by Nature

Decorating a Modern House Inspired by Nature

Home Decoration
Modernists like to say that an open floor plan is ideal for casual entertaining. True? It's perfect here. This is not a giant house, but there's an economy of space and room to move around. The two long sofas are built in, and there's a seating area in front of the fireplace, so they can easily handle a crowd. Or if it's just a couple of us playing backgammon by the fire, we can talk to someone at the dining table or in the kitchen. My clients are wonderful cooks — everything seems effortless. The open kitchen lets them prepare a delicious meal and not leave the conversation. I guess parties must spill over to the outdoors when the weather's good. They just open the barn doors on the poolhouse. The first time I came over, that was their gym. I said, 'This could be the greatest roo...
Designing a Modern House

Designing a Modern House

Kitchen Decoration
How big is that main room: It's 24 feet by 36 feet, but it seems even bigger because you've just come through that doorway. You feel small in comparison to the scale of the house. Actually, the house is not that large — the footprint is only about 1,800 square feet. It just feels large because it's all about the volume of the main room. What happens in that space: It's the heart of the house. This is our weekend place, and we're part of this great close-knit community up at the lake. People are always coming in and out, and we wanted to create a gathering space. My partner, Chase Booth, likes to cook, and there will usually be a few friends hanging out. It's nice having everything in one space — living, dining, kitchen — rather than breaking it up into three separate rooms. This way...