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.