The Kansas City home of noted lamp designer Barbara Cosgrove is about keeping things light—in every sense of the word.
The dining room is the most magnetic room for Barbara and Hal, thanks to the pull of the light at all hours of the day. So much so that a recent remodel of the kitchen and dining space opened up both—at the expense of the breakfast nook. “We wanted to eat in here all the time anyway,” she says. A clutch of chairs normally found in a living room, including two English wing chairs, amps up the room’s staying power. Canvas upholstery unites the mismatched vintage chairs.