Below are the finalists for the Best Dining Space designed by professionals. To see all the photos for each project, scroll down within each box. You can vote once a day in each category now through July 15. Share images on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest using the sharing tools embedded beneath each image. Happy voting!
Local, LLP. Warmth in Walnut in a Family’s Kitchen/Dining. Brooklyn, NY. “The challenge was combining kitchen and dining room while making the spaces feel distinct. The strategy: the elegant and rich walnut of the built-ins plays against the neutral white of the kitchen. The island (walnut base, counter matching kitchen) ties them together. The lowered kitchen ceiling distinguishes the zones and hides a beam.”
Jeff King & Co. Rich in Blue with a Hidden Pass-Through. San Francisco, CA. “While reconfiguring this home’s entire floor plan, it was important to the homeowners to have connectedness between the kitchen and dining room. We installed a sliding panel between the two rooms for easy entertaining and privacy when needed. The family now enjoys a formal dining room with a contemporary twist.”
Rural Office for Architecture. Honest Beauty and Bare Materials in a Welsh Barn. Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, Wales. “The featured rooms come from a barn, divided into two spaces, built to provide temporary accommodation. A polished concrete floor, exposed conduit ducting, walls and ceilings internally lined with plaster boards and limed plywood, contrast with a mixture of traditional and modern furniture. Heating is provided by Dutch tile stoves.”
MNA (Michael Neumann Architecture). Manifold Textures in an Oversized Living/Dining. New York, NY. “The spacious living/dining area of this penthouse features open-grained, hand-waxed white oak paneling, tumbled French limestone floors, encaustic plaster walls, polished black lacquer cabinets, and a ceiling created with reclaimed vintage French timbers. Existing windows were replaced with arched, steel framed French doors that lead out to the landscaped terrace.”