Designing Dining’s – The Interior of Eating
Dining area is any home essential, and when designers take on the task of designing houses, it is one space that is mostly, least bothered with. Most designers slap a small nook in the architectural drawings and call it an eating space. But know that designing a formal dining area is just as important as designing a kitchen or a living room – it is an essential part of any home’s physique. The design diaries dictate that it be allocated sufficient amount of space, so the actual process of dining can become an experience. As always, dining spaces have a certain design criteria that needs to be followed – the application of a nice, stimulating color scheme, along with the right lighting to create a perfect ambiance. Home dining’s are definitely smaller than commercial dining’s, and therefore, the architecture of eating takes on the limits of space constraints when designing in homes. Let us see how various designers have tackled such problems in the pictures below.
The concept of an attached dining area is a trending one all over the world. Dining areas used to be allocated a single room space all to themselves, but with the evolution in home design and urban space constraints, it has now become mandatory to have a dining area adjacent to a living room with an open floor plan or a semitransparent partition wall. It is a workable concept, which allows the dining to be its own space, but also interconnects all semi-public and public zones of a house in the best way.
Alice Clayton might have come up with the term nooking in a completely different context, but it has evolved and taken a life of its own. A breakfast nook can be tucked to the side of a kitchen with counters that complement that rest of the kitchen ambiance. It is an all American concept, but is trending all-round the globe right now.
White on White
Though rich color schemes such as red and golds and violets are the stimulating ones, this particular design has taken the hue white, and turned it into a more epic design. The platinum gold lighting does just enough to counter the austerity of the sleek white finish and retains a nice ambiance.
Going Old Fashioned
This dining nook may seem to have a rather traditional vibe, but the design speaks in contemporary terms. The earthy browns are a perfect complement to the rich gold of the lighting, and the effects are just the right side of going overboard.
A low height dining table that is the dining table equivalent in many Asian cultures. You have to sit down on the floor in order to eat, and the four way communication is just the right amount of stimulant – a rather unique and beautiful concept.