The crystal chandelier, a family heirloom, was the starting point for the dining room. Pale-gray grasscloth makes a modern juxtaposition with the wainscoting.
To neutralize the dining room’s flawed walls, the Battles painted it a unifying deep red. They installed a wood stove in the fireplace that was once used for cooking.
Although small in scale, the dining table can still comfortably seat six for a dinner party.
The sight line from the front door, through the dining room, and out to the sea is breathtaking. Designer Susan Reddick smartly played to the scenery with Lee Jofa linen drapes, a blue Stark carpet, and dining chairs clad in Brunshwig & Fils Oxford blue chenille.
Bright navy lacquer on the dining chairs and a blue-and-white Ralph Lauren wallpaper lend a playful look to the dining room.
A built-in breakfast seat secures a front-row view to the morning workings of the harbor.
A sky-blue ceiling reinforces the dining area’s connection to the outdoors.
The kitchen opens to the dining room, where slipcovered chairs soften a streamlined glass-topped table.
In a corner of the great room, punches of black and white prove that opposites do, indeed, attract. The minimalist bar cabinet, black lacquered game table, and bold, graphic art fit the homeowners’ request that designer John Stefanon keep things simple, but statement-making.
In the dining room/library, a French-style iron chandelier hangs above the antique walnut table that came from Green’s parents’ house in the South of France. Picture lights from Visual Comfort illuminate the bookshelves that wrap the room where her -children often do their homework.
The owner designed the dining room’s chair rail, and builder Artur Domka meticulously crafted it. The fabric on the upholstered chairs and at the windows is by Katie Leede. French doors leading into the living room are a new addition.
Adjacent to the kitchen, the breakfast room also sports a limestone floor.
Adjustable pulleys mean the lights above the dining table can be pulled up during the day so as not to impede the ocean view.
The mural continues onto the dining room walls.
Designer Cynthia Deysher left the leaded-glass windows curtain-free.
To counterbalance the dining room’s fourteen-foot ceilings and massive limestone fireplace, Deysher chose oversize wing chairs in embroidered silk to anchor the generous dining table and added a William Morris-inspired rug and rock-quartz crystal chandelier.
While Estes describes the interior detailing as "simple and straightforward," he added interest with the subtle play of shadow lines.
Mirrored Urban Electric sconces, a sparkly Arctic Pear chandelier by Ochre, and a shimmery Phillip Jeffries wallcovering give the dining room as much appeal by day as by night.
Perfect for dinner parties, the dining table expands to seat twelve; the antique chairs are a delicate counterpoint to the pedestal table.