Gary + Gayle: Cincinnati, Ohio

The design of the formal dining room ultimately set off a chain of resizing throughout the building process for the Schneiders. "First, we bumped our dining room wall out 5 feet to accommodate our large, family oriented dining room table & chairs", Gayle explains, "and with the house plan being symmetrically designed, we then bumped the left side of the house out 5 feet as well, to mirror the change of the right side of the house." As a result, other rooms, such as the kitchen and upstairs loft, gained space and usability.

Gayle and Gary continued similar materials from the adjacent living room for a unified look. Personal treasures are kept on display in the cabinet from Restoration Hardware, while natural elements and materials highlight the center of the table.

Chandelier: see the Veranda Linear Chandelier, by Pottery Barn

Adrienne DeRosa Photography © 2013 Houzz

—  Houzz
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