The homeowner of this ranch style home in Orange Park Acres wanted the Kitchen Breakfast Nook to become a large informal Dining Room that was an extension of the new Great Room. A newly painted limestone effect on the used brick fireplace sets the tone for a lighter, more open and airy space. Using a bench for part of the seating helps to eliminate crowding and give a place for the grandkids to sit that can handle sticky hands. Custom designed dining chairs in heavy-duty velvet add to the luxurious feeling of the room and can be used in the adjacent Great Room for additional seating. A heavy dark iron chandelier was replaced with the lovely fixture that was hanging in another room; it's pale tones work perfect for the new color scheme. The window seat cushions were updated in a serviceable ostrich print, taupe vinyl, enhanced by a rich cut of velvet brocade and metallic woven pillows, making it a perfect place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.
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