Ethal Woods. Dining room. September 24th , 2017.
For a bookworm, turning the dining room into a library may prove to be a useful solution. And if you also have family members who treat your house like a hotel, install a Murphy bed within your built-ins. This also helps to alleviate the problem of finding somewhere to stuff that pesky air mattress each morning.
If you are a dinner party host or hostess extraordinaire, I expect you to find this ideabook to be absurd. [Insert eye-rolling here.] For others, it still may take some time getting used to thinking outside the box. In the end, a builders floor plan may designate the room for dining, but its up to you to assign a use for the space based on how your family lives.
If you are buying off the showroom floor, a good way to judge the quality of an upholstered chair is to feel under the seat. If it’s hollow, it may not be worth your money. Feel for tightly woven webbing, usually made of jute or nylon, as this is the strongest. The coil springs are held together by this webbing. Stretchy, elastic webbing is a cheaper version and won’t last as long. A quality hardwood chair frame that has been doweled small, round wooden pegs, glued and screwed into the timber joints will last a lifetime.
These fully upholstered dining chairs look incredibly comfortable. The seats are gently molded, and the backs are rounded for lumbar support, ensuring guests will enjoy their stay.
A round table usually has one pedestal leg, offering extra leg room. I like the timber footrest on the bottom of this pedestal, as those seated can raise their feet off the ground and get a little extra support.