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Clever, Compact Dining Room

December 11, 2014
Designer Susana Simonpietri maximizes storage and style in this small space with a custom built-in banquette that offers up comfy seating without sacrificing floor space. Tall cabinets on either side serve as a bar and stash other entertaining essentials.
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Small Transitional Dining Space Big on Storage and Style

Smart planning and efficient use of built-ins turn this oversized hallway into an efficient small dining room. Custom storage houses both an upholstered banquette and a nifty hidden bar. Round mirrors, wood and rattan chairs, and a shaded pendant bring the blue and white space chic transitional style and a bistro-like atmosphere.

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Small Transitional Dining Area With Built-In Banquette

Old Hollywood glam meets traditional architecture in this small Manhattan dining space. Black and white is a classic combination, and a banquette built into a wall of storage invites guests to linger with a classic cocktail. Bentwood chairs with rattan seats provide homeyness and charm to the neutral transitional area.

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White Transitional Dining Room With Rattan-Seat Chairs

A metal table paired with wood and rattan-seat chairs form a stylish combo in this transitional Manhattan dining room. A wall of built-ins includes a banquette, maximizing space within tight urban quarters. A shaded pendant lights up the white room in style.