• EFB Kincaid Web 170629
  • EFB Kincaid3 Web 170629
  • EFB Kincaid2 Web 170629
ef-brannon-logo-3
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:53

Stylish Dining in an Open Floor Plan

Written by

For many families, having a formal dining room is a thing of the past. With the popularity of the open floor plan comes the need for a dining space that has a more casual approach and can blend seamlessly with the rest of the home. While it's important to define spaces in an open floor plan the overall look should flow from one area to the next. Here are five ways to add style to your open dining space while creating a cohesive look throughout your home.

open floor dining Kincaid seating 1

Kincaid

Start by choosing the right pieces. If you're having trouble blending finishes with existing furniture then opt for upholstered seating. A basic linen softens the space and works with everything, creating a seamless transition to a living space or seating area.

open floor dining Riverside china cabinet 2

Riverside

Style your china cabinet with more than a display of dishes. Stacked dishes give off a casual vibe. Pop in artwork and decorative pieces to add color. Pull inspiration from colors and fabrics in the spaces around it and finish with some greenery or fresh flowers.
  

open floor dining Kincaid china cabinet 3

Kincaid

Open up the space. If you have a china cabinet that just feels too big or too formal try removing the top and using only the base. Hang a gallery wall of artwork above it for a less structured look. The space will instantly feel more relaxed and become more like an extension of the space around it.  

open floor dining Kincaid lighting 4

Kincaid

Add flow with lighting. Replace standard light fixtures with statement-making chandeliers that complement the style in the overall space. Hanging different but coordinating lighting helps pull each area together while giving each space its own look.

open floor dining Vaughan Bassett 5

Vaughan-Bassett

Mix materials. When you combine elements such as metal and wood it feels less like a matching set and more like a collected grouping, making it blend with easily with other pieces in the home. A wood sideboard with a metal hutch or a table with a wood top and metal base are both easy options.

With these simple tips, you can create a distinct style in your dining space, even with an open floor plan. Visit our showroom for more interior design tips that we can customize specifically for you and your home.

 

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 19:57

Stylish Dining Tables for Small Spaces

Written by

Every home deserves a proper and stylish dining space. Sitting down for a meal at a beautifully set table is one of life's luxuries. Whether it's a quick breakfast before you start the day or an evening spent with friends over a long dinner it's important to have a stylish space where you can enjoy a meal without distractions. So if you're unsure about how to furnish your small dining space then find your inspiration in these small tables that pack a major style punch.

Kincaid pedestal table

Kincaid

In small spaces, you can't go wrong with a pedestal table. At only 44” round this one is big enough to comfortably seat four people. Pedestals take up little space which makes for a more comfortable dining experience. What it's lacking in size it makes up for with style. Distressed wood paired with tufted linen will add instant charm to any home.

Kincaid bistro table

Kincaid

A bistro table is ideal for small spaces such as studio apartments. Typically less than 40” round they take up little floor space but still provide enough room for two. Even better, saddle stools are easily tucked underneath when not in use. A pub table is a fun alternative to a traditional dining table.

Kincaid island table

Kincaid

Save space in your home by creating an eat-in kitchen. This multi-purpose island is designed with modern living in mind. With plenty of storage and built in drop-leaves this island serves as a dining space, a work area, and sideboard all in one.

Flexsteel dining table

Flexsteel

Sometimes square is just a better fit. This one is spacious enough to seat four and stylish enough to make a statement in your dining space. With just the right combination of modern style and rustic appeal, it's perfect for the modern farmhouse look.

Kincaid leaf dining table

Kincaid

If you like to entertain then you need a table that will give you options. Many round tables come with a leaf that allows you to extend the table when needed. At 48” round, this table is perfect for everyday use while the 18” leaf turns it into seating for six. It's the perfect solution for saving space yet having the ability to seat more guests at a moment's notice.

If you're having trouble choosing the right table for your small dining space then it's time to call in the experts. Our designers can walk you through the entire process of choosing the perfect size and look for your home.

A dining room is so much more enjoyable when it's functional and that means choosing the right kind of storage. Being able to easily access what you need means setting the table quickly and not having to leave your guests often during dinner. While china cabinets and sideboards are a necessity they should also add style to the space. These are some of our favorite pieces that combine style with function to help you make the most of your dining space.

dining room storage Kincaid

Kincaid

If dinner parties are a common occurrence in your home then consider a sleek sideboard with plenty of storage. Store extra dishes out of sight and use the open surface to keep drinks or sides within reach. You'll be able to set up for entertaining at even a moment's notice.

dining room storage riverside

Riverside 

Don't overwhelm your dining space with a piece that's too big. You can have storage with a light and airy look by choosing a china cabinet that has open shelving. With this easy-going piece you can casually display dishes by stacking plates and cups while mixing in bigger items such as pitchers and bowls. Everyday items will always be at the ready.

dining room sideboard Kincaid

Kincaid

In a small dining space you might think less is more. But adding the right sideboard can make it more functional. This piece is designed to hold bottles and glasses with enclosed storage to boot. This small but mighty sideboard is perfect for stashing linens and placemats. Add color and a casual vibe with leaning artwork and fresh flowers.

dining room china cabinet kincaid

Kincaid 

A statement piece adds major style. If you prefer the more traditional china cabinet but crave a modern look then opt for a piece with glass doors and angular design such as a fretwork. You can display your prettiest dishes and barware while keeping necessary, but not as pretty items, hidden behind closed doors.  

china cabinet Kincaid

Kincaid

Take advantage of a large dining space with a generously sized china cabinet. Even if you don't want to display china you can make great use of all the storage a piece like this has to offer. Display everyday dishes while mixing in decorative items for a little personality. This piece is perfect for a modern farmhouse or a home with coastal or cottage style.  Use all that space underneath for extras that are only used on special occasions.

If your dining space isn't working for you then visit our design center. Whether it's simply choosing the right storage or a complete dining room makeover we can turn it into a space you'll love.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 18:11

Stylish Dining Room Seating Options

Written by

Dining spaces are meant for so much more than just having a meal. Entertaining guests, celebrating birthdays and spending time with the people you love is often done at the dinner table. This means your dining space should be comfortable, beautiful and interesting. Think beyond the standard table and chairs and mix it up with some seating options that are far beyond basic.

dining room seating Uttermost

Uttermost 

An obvious alternative to standard dining chairs is a bench. Not so obvious is styling it in a way that results in a space that's rich in texture. Keep it from looking like a picnic area with upholstered end chairs. These will soften the look and amp up the style. Finish the space with a plush rug.

dining room chairs Uttermost

Uttermost 

When choosing upholstered chairs for your table consider an accent chair. Chairs with a high back punctuate the table and add height. Gray linen is an unexpected and stylish surprise. Mix this look with metal side chairs for a chic industrial look.

dining room seating Kincaid

Kincaid

Create a cozy dining space with a wrap-around banquette. Perfect for intimate dinner parties where the focus is on conversation. You'll look forward to gathering around the table every night with a space this pretty and comfortable.

dining room bench Uttermost

Uttermost

An upholstered bench is a chic alternative to one that's made of wood. Back it against the wall and create a dining space in a cozy corner to give your home a trendy cafe feel. Make it even more comfortable with throw pillows. Your guests will linger long after dinner is finished.

dining room slipper chairs Uttermost

Uttermost

Studded slipper chairs with round backs add a sophisticated sense of drama. The combination of rustic wood with formal skirted chairs creates a dynamic look. Add classic bentwood chairs for a modern farmhouse feel.

If your dining space needs a change then mix it up with some stylish seating. Let's create that dining space you've been dreaming of! Shop our showroom where our designers will create a custom look tailored to you and your home.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:20

Stylish Spaces with Casual Dining Furniture

Written by

Just because you're creating a casual space that doesn't mean it can't have major style. Casual is a word that's often used to describe dining furniture that isn't formal, but it always sounds less than exciting. Casual isn't about being plain or boring. The idea behind creating a casual space is that it's approachable and inviting. However, it can still be pretty. Create a gorgeous casual dining space by incorporating different design elements for an interesting mix.

casual dining furniture Kincaid

Kincaid

Create a gallery wall to take a casual space to the next level. Mix eclectic artwork with collected pieces to design a space that's filled with conversation pieces. This custom look adds a personal feel to an otherwise typical space.

casual dining furniture by Kincaid

Kincaid 

Something as simple as updating the light fixture can create a new feel in a space. Go for something unexpected to add a twist. This oversized pendant introduces an industrial element in this bright and airy space.

casual dining furniture Riverside

Riverside 

Lack of color is the last thing you notice in this neutral dining space furnished with rustic pieces. Statement art, the creative use of light fixtures and lots of greenery make this a comfortable and beautiful space that's perfect for entertaining.

casual dining accent Kincaid

Kincaid 

An accent wall is a clever way to sneak a little architecture into a space without a major remodel. A barn wood or shiplap wall adds texture and interest while creating a cozy feel. Accent walls can turn a casual room into an unforgettable space.

casual dining furniture Flexsteel

Flexsteel 

Casual craftsman style dining furniture looks fresh against crisp white. Create contrast in the kitchen by pairing rich wood finishes with lighter finishes on cabinets. Artwork and fresh flowers give the space a perfectly layered look.

You can use some of these design tricks to update your casual dining space or you can create a new one by visiting our showroom. We have everything you need to get the look and experienced designers to help you every step of the way.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:23

Dining Spaces that Wow

Written by

Do you dream of creating a dining space that looks like it should be in the pages of a magazine, but then struggle with putting it together? We can help you design a dining room that will make you want to cook every night, entertain more often and even host the holidays. All you need is a fresh start! Update your home with some new dining furniture then follow our tips for the best ways to add your own personal style.  

dining room hadleigh

Hadleigh

A fresh take on formal, this look has everything you would expect in a traditional dining space such as carved details and gold hardware. Accessories with a clean silhouette and cool artwork make this space sophisticated without feeling stuffy. 

dining room huntleigh

Huntleigh

A dining space with character blends many elements. This one has texture, symmetry and architectural interest. Proof that even neutral spaces can be exciting. 

dining room pembroke

Pembroke

Get the look of old world style by mixing leather and fabric. Add turned legs to the mix and this becomes an inviting dining space that's full of charm. Traditional artwork and fresh flowers add to the overall cozy feel. 

dining room corinne

Corinne

Go all out glam! This modern space has a lux feel thanks to upholstered chairs and geometric inspired woodwork. Flanking a sideboard with a pair of china cabinets creates a dramatic focal point.  

dining room kincaid

Kincaid

A classic look always works and is versatile enough to let you play around with trends. Add your own spin to it with a favorite piece of artwork and a unique light fixture.

Make it Yours

  • Add style with lighting. Upgrade a dated light fixture with something unique.
  • Try a new piece of artwork. An interesting piece makes for great conversation at dinner parties.
  • Don’t overload the table with accessories. A large bouquet of fresh flowers is simple and beautiful.
  • Don’t be afraid to get creative. Try painting an accent wall or hanging an unusual mirror over the sideboard. Let your personality come through and you’ll create a space you want to spend time in and share with others. 

Let’s get started on your dream dining room today! Call or visit out showroom for a free consultation.

Monday, 29 February 2016 14:08

Five Ways to Customize Your Dining Space

Written by

A beautiful dining room starts with the right furniture. But when it comes to styling the space it’s all about the details. Textures, finishes, and styles can be combined to create a space that’s unique and has a personal touch. It’s easy to create a designer look in your dining space when you incorporate a few of these ideas.

 

Riverside Dining

Riverside

One of the easiest ways to give your dining room a custom look is by mixing the style of the chairs. Choose a different look for armchairs to be used at each end of the table. Mix wood with metal, woven chairs with upholstered ones, or add a bench to one side of the table. 

 

Kincaid Dining

Kincaid

Interesting lighting goes a long way when designing a unique space. The right light fixture can set the tone for the whole room by making a statement. Go beyond the unexpected and try something in a new shape or style. 

 

Kincaid dining

Kincaid

Who says you have to use a sideboard or china cabinet in a dining room?  A pair of bookcases is an interesting alternative to the traditional look in a dining space. Display dishes and pottery by grouping smaller pieces and mixing in baskets to store smaller items.

 

Kincaid dining

Kincaid

Large scale artwork makes a statement in a dining space. Not only does it add instant style but it serves as a conversation piece at dinner parties.  In this eclectic dining room a large abstract adds color and a graphic punch. 

 

Aberdeen Dining

Aberdeen

Get away from the “matchy-matchy” look by blending pieces with different finishes. Soft greys and distressed whites come together to create a space that has dimension. A combination of chairs with varied textures adds even more interest and helps pull the varied finishes together.

If you’re having trouble creating the look you want then try one of these tricks of the trade. Blending styles and mixing different design elements is how custom looks are created. Visit our showroom for more ideas on how to customize a designer look for your dining space.  

 

Monday, 18 January 2016 18:33

The Casual China Cabinet

Written by

The Casual China Cabinet

 

China cabinets, traditionally used to store china that would be used only on special occasions, have now become more casual and are being used to store not only everyday dishes but other items as well. This is due in part to the popularity of the open floor plan concept that eliminates the formal dining room. In many homes the formal china cabinet is a things of the past. Many people are now using them to display loved and curated items alongside pottery and dishes.

 

cabinet1Kincaid

Rustic cherry with a farmhouse look gets a modern vibe with everyday dishes in pops of green. This open hutch provides easy access to needed items when setting the table. Linens, such as tablecloths and placemats, can be stored in one of the many drawers.

 

cabinet2Kincaid

Weathered wood in distressed white is light and airy. Styled with a mix of vintage pieces in glass and metal and a few everyday pieces this has classic cottage style. An open hutch is much less formal and looks less bulky than a china cabinet with a row of glass doors.

 

cabinet3Kincaid

The same piece, in a grey finish, takes on a more modern look. Especially when flanked with window treatments in a contemporary geometric print. Using neutral accessories in a variety of textures keeps a full china cabinet from looking cluttered and messy.

 

cabinet4Kincaid

For the casual home with a country feel this china cabinet in solid distressed pine adds the right look and plenty of storage. Distressed pine with grey undertones blends seamlessly with grey walls which is a go-to wall color in many of today’s homes.

 

cabinet5Riverside

In smaller spaces or a home with minimal storage a china cabinet is a great way to store needed items as well as decorative pieces. These bunching cabinets are combined to showcase personal photos, store books, and serve as a wine cabinet and storage for a few kitchen pieces. Great for a modern space this look features a mesh metal grill insert that gives it that rustic and casual touch.

The casual china cabinet is stylish and functional and it’s a fun little spot to display some of your favorite decorative items. Our showroom is stocked with many styles of china cabinets so you’re sure to find the perfect one, no matter your style.

Monday, 28 September 2015 16:55

The Well Designed Dining Space

Written by

When a dining space is well designed, it will serve your home and family well. That space might be a designated dining room or an open floor plan with an eat-in kitchen. What’s important is that you choose the right pieces for how you want the space to function and create a dining area that’s both comfortable and stylish so that you can make the most of every meal.

 

diningdesign1

Kincaid

If you like to entertain, then consider café style seating. It’s cozy, intimate, and comfortable. These tufted benches work well wrapped around a pedestal table or against a large window. Use an “L” shape and combine it with a pair of pretty chairs, or simply mix a small bench in on one side of the table.

 

diningdesign2

Kincaid

A round pedestal table is always a great option, especially in a square space or an area with a bay window. Chair legs won’t bump into table legs, and there’s plenty of room to squeeze in extra chairs for guests. A round table also makes for easy conversation with anyone at the table.

 

diningdesign3

Riverside

Sometimes the dinner table is the hub of the home. In that case, choose a table made with heavy duty materials for worry free use. This one features a concrete top which means it can stand up to lots of use. School projects and dinner parties will be no match for this hardworking material. Plus it adds another texture to the space, and that always makes a room more interesting.

 

diningdesign4

Kincaid

If you often have last minute dinner parties, then choose a table that’s easily adjusted to accommodate more people. This table features self-storing refectory leaves. They’re attached to the table at both ends and are easily pulled out to allow for four more chairs. Bonus: you never have to find a place to store the leaves, since they’re always attached to the table!

 

diningdesign5

Riverside

Think about your storage needs. If you have a lot of dishes to display, then go with a china cabinet. If you prefer to have casual dinners with easy access to things while you’re dining, then go with a sideboard. Not only can items be stored out of sight but you can keep side dishes and wine bottles within reach for casual and comfortable dinners.

 

Your dining space should be designed with function and style. Consider how you use it, don’t be afraid to mix and match pieces, and layer textures for a chic look.