Interior Designer Southlake TX – By Foran Interior Design
Does anyone use their formal dining room anymore? It makes sense to use every room in your home. There is a trend to change the dining room into a conversation sitting room.
Some of our clients have wanted to change their large dining room into a comfortable round sitting area and conversation area where they can entertain guests or be alone and read. The room is television-free and has a fantastic pool view and outdoor landscape.
Nowadays, many families gather around the kitchen island. They may eat at the dinette table, where things are more casual. Dinettes in a new home are much larger and will seat large groups.
Sometimes it is nice to retreat to a quiet corner and leave the noise in the main family room. The natural light can be used when reading or dreaming in the comfortable lounge-type swivel chairs, as shown in the photo. We changed the chandelier to tie into the architectural detail of the ceiling; A round chandelier was used to mimic the round seating pattern in the room.
Since this dining room was large, we could put six comfortable lounge chairs in the formal dining room to make it a perfect comfortable area to sit and converse with guests—a perfect “conversation area” for family and friends.
A conversational grouping can be two, four, or even six chairs. It is a good idea to have pull up ottomans in the room so you can add to the seating, if needed.