This so-charming Mediterranean home had lost its personality over years of remodels that didn't take advantage of the home's pretty architecture and location. The new owners gutted the house to the studs and created a warm, comfortable residence for their family of four.
A built-in banquette is a smart way to bring a lot of seating to a dining room without taking up much floor space. This corner one lets 8 sit comfortably around the table; the vibrant upholstery equals instant energy.
The large rustic dining table comfortably seats eight with a mix of chairs and a bench in a perfect example of the home's friendly, unfussy style. Overhead, painting the sloped ceiling white helps it fade into the background and makes the room feel even more spacious.
A graphic print wallpaper is a fun, chic way to make a tucked-away spot ever so much more exciting. Here, a greek key pattern is used to striking effect under a flight of stairs.