You can live without a separate dining room, but you can’t do without a dining area. We tell you how to arrange one of the most important parts of the apartment.
The dining area is not only for meals, most often it is here that the most cozy conversations with friends, romantic evenings, and long gatherings with board games in the company of children take place. Therefore, the design of this part of the apartment should be treated with special attention.
Apartment in a house of the pre-war era, 247 ft2 The area of this apartment is only 247 ft2, but there is a full dining area without folding tables and chairs. Moreover, the designer was not afraid to use large objects in a compact space. So, an antique French chandelier immediately highlighted the dining room, and two portraits by Vyacheslav Berechinsky appeared on the walls.
Apartment in a former apartment building, 540 ft2 The apartment belongs to a businessman who lives outside the city and rarely appears in City. The interior was made for him, but in the process, it turned out that the housing would go to his daughter. “We had to decorate it so that from a purely male it became a girl’s, and we did it with the help of accessories, paintings, and textiles,” says architect Elizaveta Medvedeva.
Apartment only 670 ft2 The owners of this apartment live in Moscow and very often visit St. Petersburg, so as a replacement for hotels they bought a pre-war apartment on the embankment on the Petrograd side. At the same time, housing can hardly be called guest – all the details here are worked out with special care.
Dining area next to Balcony, 680 ft2 It is a former two-bedroom apartment and the kitchen was separated from the room by a corridor. The designer combined it with the living room, and the dining area was located by the window – in the warm season, the balcony door can be opened, and breakfast could be enjoyed in the fresh air.
Apartment for a young family with a child, 775 ft2 Increasingly, designers combine kitchens with living rooms, so dining rooms are located on the border of these two spaces. It seems that you are sitting in the kitchen, but not at the stove or at the sink. In the project of Pavel Zheleznov and Ivan Pozdnyakov, the entire working area is completely hidden in a niche, and the dining area, on the contrary, is highlighted with contrasting chairs.
Apartment with optical receptions, 800 ft2 The main trick in the living room-dining room was color: shades of green and brown seem to let nature into the house. Some resemble foliage, others refer to wood and stone. Dining in such a space is pleasant as in the fresh air.
Apartment in the old fund, 970 m² The family of Maria and Pavel Ivanov is small – they live together with their son, but the table is designed for at least six people. Designers admit that the dining room and kitchen are their place of power, and guests often gather here. That is why the space occupies about half the area of the apartment and as many as four windows.