Living-dining area

2003 Idea Houses

The star of the dining area is a square table with a terrazzo-like top made of shards of recycled Chardonnay bottles embedded in polished concrete. Director's chairs have leather seats and backs, a more formal fabric than the usual canvas.

The interplay of light and dark enlivens both rooms, which open gracefully to each other. The mustard-colored dining room walls contrast with the richly grained palm-wood floor. The chandelier is crafted from metal and amber-colored glass, a traditional Arts and Crafts treatment ― but its organic shape gives it a modern flair. Blinds of woven reeds add a richly textured, natural counterpoint.

BLINDS: Conrad Shades. FLOOR: Durapalm by Smith & Fong Plyboo. WINDOWS: Marvin Windows and Doors.