Dining Room Pictures From DIY Network Blog Cabin 2016

A rustic-modern dining area, nestled within easy reach of the kitchen and living room, replaces the home's original, formal dining room.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photo By: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Comfort and Style

The open dining area off the home's front entry, with easy access to the kitchen and living room, offers a comfortable and stylish place to enjoy a meal.

Distinctive Dining

A piece of local lightening-struck oak creates the stunning base for the dining room's distinctive table.

Glass Top

The dining table's glass top provides a smooth surface for eating and a way to enjoy the eye-catching local lightening-struck oak used for the base of the table.

Nearby Guest Suite

The dining area also benefits from close proximity to the home's guest suite, located behind an arched-top door with V-groove paneling and an antique porthole that adds character.

Stylish Seating

Lightweight intertwining stackable black chairs have a modern look and design that provides contrast for the rustic wood table with glass top. Two contemporary arm chairs with chrome legs and Eiffel Tower bases punctuate the head of the table on each side.

Serving Tray

A galvanized tray makes it easy to bring cotton napkins, drinking glasses, silverware and other entertaining supplies to and from the dining table.

New Powder Room

Since a publicly accessible bathroom was lost during the home's update, a new powder room was added off the dining area and front entry of the home.

Double Duty

Once accessories are cleared, the counter on the room divider can be used as a buffet to serve guests in the dining area during large gatherings.

Attractive Air Plants

Easy-care air plants add a touch of nature to the room divider that helps designate the dining area and create user-friendly zones in the home's expansive open floor plan.

Hardy Succulents

Succulents are a great way to brighten any indoor space, and are used here on the counter of the room divider and for other indoor and outdoor spaces around the home.

Open Floor Plan

This view from the dining area shows the strong connection that the space has with the home's front entry and stairs up to the second-floor bedrooms. The graphic black-and-white wall covering recalls tropical leaves, a nod to the home’s coastal location.

Lovely Illumination

Three 8-1/2-inch-wide vintage-look wide galvanized steel mini pendants illuminate the dining area from above.

Fabulous Floor

The natural strand bamboo floor adds warmth to the dining area and the surrounding light and airy main level of the home.

Lots of Light

Thanks to the open floor plan, the dining area enjoys good natural light from the 8-foot-high glass doors off the adjacent living room and windows in the kitchen and breakfast nook.