This dining room, designed by Mary Knape and Kelly Zibell of Knape & Zibell Interior Design for a home in Belcaro, is painted in Van Courtland Blue (by Benjamin Moore) and uses indoor/outdoor fabrics by Duralee.
—Photo by Kimberly Gavin
1. Get comfy
“In the past, a lot of people had these formal dining rooms that you’d just walk right by 360 days a year, but now people want something more functional,” says Jennifer DesJardin, owner of Motif Design Solutions. Add upholstered seating or even wingback chairs to make the space...