An Artful Place!
This dining room started as a very dark narrow room that backed up to the gorgeous backyard of this Villa Park ranch style home located in Southern California. The backyard showcased an outside kitchen barbeque area, a fire-pit sitting area and two additional eating areas. We wanted to bring that natural beauty into this formal dining room. The back wall was knocked down and a beautiful picture window was installed! Now as you can see the back wall becomes a piece of art! It was important to position this window low enough for the guests sitting at the formal table to be able to view the outside grounds and equally as important to line the new window up with the existing window. Taking this into consideration, while designing, is essential to make the room look like it was originally built that way!
The wood flooring is continues into this room from the formal living room and is layed throughout the family room and kitchen too. There are a few reasons for placing a custom area rug under a formal dining room table and chairs. The area rug helps to bring down the noise level and esthetically helps to balance color placement amongst all the hardwood pieces in this room. Paint selections include a different paint color for the walls and ceiling along with the trim color. An elegantly placed chandelier, upgraded recessed lighting, and silk window treatments help to make this room become a place for those special times.