Thursday, May 15, 2014

The 20-Something Flexible Dining Space

Lilly Bunn - House Beautiful
Yesterday I posted on the wonderful Manhattan apartment of a twenty-something year old. I love the entire apartment, but was especially inspired by the dining nook. They used a Kartell acrylic gaming table with folding bamboo chairs. For the occasional dinner party for four, extra stored folding bamboo chairs or the Chinese Chippendale chairs from the living room area can be pulled up.

When my twenty-something daughter Kate got her first and current apartment in a stunning historic pre WWII building in DC, we fell in love with its lovely separate dining room with 9 foot ceilings, huge windows, and black and white tile floor overlooking one of the prettiest streets in Georgetown. The truth is, most young singles do not cook or entertain frequently, and it is rarely use.

Kate is looking for her next apartment, and realizes that a separate dining room is not an essential. This dining area above has great ideas to borrow. We both love the idea of a dining nook in the living room that is multi-functional as a work space or for dining or drinks. I also love the reverse spin of the acrylic table as opposed to acrylic ghost chairs used with bamboo and Chinese Chippendale chairs.

1 comment:

  1. LOve the furnishings she combined in the dining area! very functional and beautiful!

    The Windows of Buck House!