From simple to elegant, the purpose behind the setting remains the same — any home’s dining area is a common gathering space for family, friends, and special guests. Here’s a handful of great examples that we’ve had the pleasure of helping to create, plus a few details about the teams we worked with.
CONTEMPORARY TRANSITIONAL: Maintaining a cool contemporary look for the exterior, this home’s owners developed a more transitional feel inside by opening up living spaces with warmer colors and textures. The extensive two-story remodel — designed by Tony Spann of Harrison Design — also produced better flow in part with a reinvented kitchen and master bedroom. Photo by Jim Bartsch.
GARDEN COTTAGE REMODEL: Architect Tom Meaney utilized cozy sitting alcoves and ceiling texture and color to maintain the home’s intimate scale throughout its larger interior spaces. Copper, stone, and leaded glass added character to previously informal settings. Photo by Jim Bartsch.
CALIFORNIA SPANISH RANCH HOME: While paying homage to the traditional California hacienda, this comprehensive remodel adjusted room size to accommodate the homeowners’ collection of furniture and to open up living spaces between dining and family areas. Architecture by Hugh Twibell and interior design by Genny Cummings. Photo by Jim Bartsch.
SANTA BARBARA CASITA:This cottage remodel brought new and expansive life to an outdated home while maintaining its cozy ambiance. Outside, an expanded deck and reimagined landscaping create a comfortable and private outdoor space. Landscaping by Blue Agave Landscape & Maintenance. Photo by Jim Bartsch.
SINGULAR SANTA BARBARA MODERN: Living spaces on a single level include three bedrooms, three baths, and a wide-open living room, kitchen, and dining area beneath high ceilings. Boundaries between inside and out blur as smooth-finished concrete connects the home’s principal gathering space with a patio and pool. Architecture by Harrison Design, with interior architecture by Mosaic Architects & Interiors and interior design by Chris Teasley. Photo by Jim Bartsch.