So for our own house, we wanted to have the ultimate open concept floor plan - essentially one big room, including the staircase. That give us the maximum space for living and entertaining. And it really suits our lifestyle. To be honest, I'm not really sure where the silver is anymore!!
|Petey really wanted to be in the picture!|
In fact, we used the same marble and glass tile from the kitchen backsplash - but in an elongated running bond pattern around the gas fireplace. These tiles also have slightly different thicknesses, which adds a nice 3 dimensional aspect.
The dining room has lots of windows, to bring in light all day long. We reused the original antique beams across the ceiling. They are a nice design element, but they also clearly designate where the original structure was . We love that nod to the house's history! For dining, we've used a simple trestle table with a mix of chairs.
We bought the linen chest years ago at an antique shop in Pennsylvania. It's an American chest that dates back to the early 1800's and it's one of my favorite pieces.
|Mike Stiler Fish|
|Catherine Breer and Margaret Ford|
There are quite a few doors in the open space - to the basement, the bathroom, the closet and of course outside! We wanted the staircase to be an integral part of the space. It drove a lot of design considerations up to the 2nd and 3rd floor, but it was worth it! And I still love the big, chunky newel posts.
This is an easy house tour. Just one room! So what do you think? Are you an open concept fan? Or do you prefer walls and clearly defined rooms?