Chose Modern Furniture Anchored by a clean-lined Parsons table (left unpolished to stand up to fingerprints), the dining room is both sophisticated and family friendly. Galvanized-metal French Tolix chairs designed in the 1930s and a long bench (which has been known to hold as many as six kids) provide some much needed flexibility and style.
Introduced One Bold Color Jen gave the otherwise neutral room a strong burst of energy by adding a pair of grass green velvet host chairs and lamps. The vibrant hue complements the use of blue in the kitchen, proving that carefully placed color can really pack a punch.
Kept the Accents to a Minimum To maintain a more modern aesthetic, Jen skipped traditional window treatments and a rug and edited the accessories for a pared-down look. "In a small space, less is usually more," she says.
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