We are sharing the details from our California Cool Kitchen & Dining Area! We had the pleasure of renovating and furnishing this beautiful home in a California-inspired aesthetic. With the dining area right off the kitchen and exterior doors nearby, this layout is all about open concept, indoor/outdoor living! Scroll through to see some of the details that matter so much!
The first thing we did in this kitchen was select the slabs for the countertops. We chose beautiful honed quartzite for the island and a dark, moody soapstone counter top for the perimeter cabinets. The soapstone countertops paired perfectly with the dark-colored island which we had painted Midnight by Benjamin Moore. I always prefer natural stone to manmade materials- these two options fit the must-have list. Soapstone is oiled, as opposed to sealed and it becomes darker, showing the characteristics and veining of the stone. We love seeing these details!
Good lighting is everything in a room! If you have the change to splurge on one area, I would say do it on the lighting!
I love softening up a room with a good runner. This rug here is a striped jute option that provided just the right amount of texture & interest to the space.
We are never getting enough of these counter stools! They have a white oak based, but are upholstered in a performance fabric to offer comfort and functionality.
It is perfectly ok to mix wood tones! If you do, just stick with colors that complement each other like this dining table and the wood floors do. We wanted the dining chairs to tie in with the kitchen pendants- they did just that!
When it comes to styling a dining table, I like to keep things simple...a pretty vase for fresh greenery, and a bowl for fresh fruit is all you need! Sometimes, less is more.