Tour the dining room of the 2009 Texas Idea House with decorating editor Jennifer Berno.
[MUSIC] Right off of the kitchen and living room on the second floor is the dining room. This is actually a built in little nook. Even though this house can sleep fifteen, the dining room has sort of an intimate feel. There's a built-in bench along the back wall right under a bank of windows, and a custom cushion was made for that bench in an aqua and white graphic fabric. Coordinating pillows are spread across the back of the bench, with just a couple accent pillows that are the same beautiful embroidery that shows up in the living room as well. On either side of the picnic style table, are two slip covered Parson style chairs. They're extremely comfortable and durable cotton that are easy to pull off and wash. The table itself has an X base, and it sort of has the look of a picnic table. It's a really casual look, and the top has zinc inlay, so it has the look of an old chalkboard. The lighting in the dining room consists of two vintage pendant lights, and instead of chains or cords, these lights actually hang from rope. It's a very subtle nod to the nautical beach surroundings. In front of the dining table is a striped runner that incorporates some of the colors in the room and in the connecting living room, which pulls the rooms together. The really soft color scheme in the dining room works especially with all the light streaming in through the windows, and it's just a soothing place to be. But, it's a great opportunity to accent with a pop of color. It's such a great way to show your personality and keeps the room from looking like everyone else's.