#1: Paint it...orange. In this custom-built London guesthouse kitchen designed by Studiomama, lustrous vertically clad cabinetry achieves additional depth with the addition of the chairs, which were picked up for $15 each at a local market and powder coated in bright orange.
#2: Add one accent chair. Paper artist Pierre Pozzi uses his signature material to wrap the dining room walls of his home in Valencia, Spain. Pedrali’s orange Frida 752 chair, two metal Tolix Marais chairs, and Philippe Starck’s Olly Tango seat surround a dining table that resident Pierre Pozzi wrapped in paper.
#3: Add a super colorful rug and cool midcentury chairs. At this midcentury home outside Seattle, the owners added a Galaxy chandelier from Rejuvenation, a custom table, and Gideon Kramer Ion chairs on a rug they found secondhand.
#4: Bright cushions! Yellow cushions add a cheerful pop of color to the chairs by Harry Bertoia for Knoll and the white Four dining table by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell in this Fire Island, New York home.
#5: Go red. In the dining area of a Copenhagen apartment, a Mobile Chandelier 3 by Michael Anastassiades is suspended above a table from local cabinetmaker Københavns Møbelsnedkeri. Vintage red dining chairs by Ralf Lindberg mingle with an Ilse Crawford bench for De La Espada. Photo courtesy the Apartment.
#6: Mix n' match. With the help of architect Bart Lens, Veerle Wenes and Bob Christiaens merged a 19th-century building with a 1970s one to create a combined home and art gallery in Antwerp. In the dining room downstairs, Wenes entertains family, friends, and gallery visitors. The yellow chair is by Jens Fager.
#7: Go subtle. This gabled cabin in the Netherlands has a glass wall that pulls light into the custom oak interior. Philippe Starck masters chairs in a lovely sage green surround the dining table.