Dreamy Dining Rooms
Sharpe aimed for simplicity in the dining room, where a paneled, vaulted ceiling and views of the tropical landscape bring built-in beauty. She emphasized the organic elements with a loose garden theme that echoes the verdant greenery: chairs upholstered in chartreuse velvet, a subtle leaf print framing the windows, and a trellis-patterned rug. “When the sun crosses the room, the light is really lovely, and it makes the silk in the rug shimmer,” she says.
"I like the way a darker window trim throughout creates a bit of modern juxtaposition, adding contrast and definition to the light and airy rooms," says Lucas. When weather allows, the three-tilt transom windows in the sunroom are wide open, serving up a salty breeze across the travertine pedestal table—a Palm Beach antiquing find—and vintage Brighton rattan armchairs.
The sunny dining room in this Portland, Oregon floating house lets the homeowners lap up lovely views of the Willamette River along with their morning coffee. A classic Navy blue window-pane table cloth anchors the area within the open floor plan and echoes the design of the windows overlooking the pristine waters.