Making Ends Meet
Carol uses her dining room to entertain on special occasions. So the large, open space that bridges the breakfast area and the formal dining area is perfect for setting up extra tables and chairs and keeping everyone together. However, to avoid rattling around in a banquet hall every day, she treats each end of the room as a separate space by grouping the furniture tightly in each area. This configuration gives each space its own identity.
The formal dining area is a touch more proper with Carol’s collection of inherited antiques and china. The breakfast area is pared down and laid-back. The round table and collection of French painted chairs are a foil to the more buttoned-up dining room. Put together, this room is fun, formal, and fabulous.