I shared a pretty, simple dining room the other day. It shares space with the living room, open-plan style. We started, some time ago, with floor plans, and after playing around with the layouts with their existing furniture, we decided on this:
The goal was to create two distinct spaces while keeping a reasonable traffic flow. We also wanted to create a more intimate conversation area, and managed this handily with a pair of facing apartment sofas.
They entertain with a big group a couple of times a year, so we ordered a table with extra leaves. Both the wing chairs and the stools in the living room can be pulled over to the dining room to take seating from 6 to 10.
Here's the living room first draft:
(the chairs will be a tweedy blue)
And here it is all together:
My client did not want a lot of pattern, and wanted to keep things simple, restful, but pretty, so this is all about those repeating curvy shapes.
So pretty! Can't wait to see it come together.