Unexpected color and pattern update the classic furnishings in a cozy eat-in kitchen.
Comfort and beauty don't have to be mutually exclusive - at least when designer Nancy Taylor Lynch is on the scene. For the dining area in her Gastonia, North Carolina, eat-in kitchen, Nancy focused on color and timeless pieces in creating a family dining area. Her five essential elements:
1. Lighting: A burnished bronze fixture hangs low over the pine table, cast a warm light and producing a comfy country french effect.
2. Fabric: A richly detailed print with fruit depicted in full color contrasts perfectly with a rusty-red solid and a blue-and-white plaid.
3. Seating: French chairs, reupholstered in contrasdting fabrics and filled with generous padding, offer inviting resting spots for a busy family to gather around the table.
4. Window treatments: The tailored valance frames three print panels like pieces of art. Tasseled fringe provides softness and dimension.
5. Personal touches: The homeowner's collection of transferware is on prominent display in the side hutch.