Manly beach houseContemporary Dining Room, Sydney

Simon Wood

Inspiration for a contemporary kitchen/dining combo in Sydney with white walls and medium hardwood floors. —  Houzz
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melita4 wrote:10March,2015
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    Sorry, they were selected by the client and they have now moved.
Beth M wrote:12November,2014
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    Perhaps mention to your friends that you value your floor more than your friendship?
claireold wrote:9September,2014
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    Sorry, can't help with that one!

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Kate Macdessi added this to Celebrating 'Puberty Blues' With Debbie and Sue's Reimagined Retro Home20 December 2015

… geared for entertainingAs teens, the girls loved to be social. They had lots of friends and loved hanging out. While they may have moved on from their old friends (I think most of them died from drug overdoses), Debbie and Sue would likely have plenty more to invite over for grown-up dinner parties. They’d certainly have some interesting stories to tell!

Joanna Tovia added this to Dining Tables: Which Shape is Best?19 May 2015

A long table like this one can not only seat a crowd, but is also pleasing to the eye because it echoes the shape and dimensions of the kitchen island behind it and the long bank of concertina glass doors in front. MAKE IT BETTER: If you need to be able to feed a lot of people regularly, you can make it feel less like a boardroom set-up by choosing more casual chairs. Or opt for an extendable table that can shrink to cosier proportions for everyday use. There’s nothing intimate about eating dinner with empty chairs your only companions.Vitra Panton chair

Adam Hobill : Design added this to 7 Reasons You Could Blow Your Renovation Budget18 November 2014

3. The knock-on effectOne of the reasons that renovation projects have a habit of leaking money is because of the knock-on effect, where one decision will have an impact on several others down the line. For example, the decision to remove a non-load bearing wall may seem like the obvious thing to do to open a room up. However, that wall is also connected to the floor, the ceiling and two other walls; and once the wall is removed, you will then be required to repair and patch the gaps that the wall leaves behind.

Joanna Tovia added this to Invitation Only: Entertainment-Ready Dining Rooms13 August 2014

Ship shape. Think about the shape of your room as well as how to best facilitate conversation when you’re choosing a table – some tables make it impossible to talk to anyone but the person seated next to you. A relatively narrow table like this one, however, can open up conversations with many different people, so the risk of a guest getting stuck talking about something they have little interest in is vastly reduced.

Jaclyn McRae added this to Daydream Alert: 7 Stunning Beach Houses to Swoon Over17 July 2014

The dining zone, opening up to the pool deck, catches the eye with turquoise artwork and ‘60s-style moulded plastic chairs. Splashes of colour – a striped rug and a vivid blue light fitting – add interest. Dive right in

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Peyton Farrow added this to Interior Design Principles12 September 2019

PROPORTION: This room has good proportion because the table is short and so are the chairs. Also, the windows are rectangular and not squares which makes the room more pleasing to the eye.

mschaino added this to Remodel Dining8 January 2019

Narrow table, bench on window side?

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