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August 25, 2015
Few pleasures are simpler than eating alfresco, but as summer turns to fall, you may begin to crave more shelter for your meals than a pergola can provide. That's where these amazing indoor-outdoor dining rooms come in.
venice home indoor outdoor living room

Almost every room in this Venice, California retreat opens to the outdoors, including the bedroom. The home is designed to complement the existing trees on the site as well as a new landscape design by Jack Kiesel.


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Modern deck area with blue Capital Lumber siding

To visually connect the kitchen with the outdoor covered patio, the architects behind this modern Boise addition installed a cedar ceiling that flows from interior to exterior, peppered with an uninterrupted grid of Iside 2 puck lights from Leucos USA. Bifold accordion doors by Sierra Pacific open all the way, allowing the the residents’ large dinner parties to spill outside.

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The sliding pocket wall opens to reveal Series 7 chairs by Arne Jacobsen. The kid's chair is a Tripp Trapp by Stokke.

At this family home in Tokyo, a sliding pocket wall opens to reveal a custom dining table. The magic wall-disappearing act is accomplished by means of sliding glass panels, which the residents tends to leave open almost year-round.


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modern fairhaven beach house blackbutt eucalyptus dining room table

coastal home in Victoria, Australia features a stunning, eucalyptus-lined dining room overlooking the ocean.


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Interior of Bel Air ranch-style home

In the open living-kitchen-dining area of this midcentury remodel in Bel Air, the pendant is Rock by Diesel for Foscarini. The yellow dining chair is About a Chair by Hay.


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Outdoor dining area at a renovated San Diego house

A garage door partitions an outdoor dining area at this contemporary gem in California. The cantilevered roof from the front of the building angles to cover this space, with recessed heaters embedded into the metal. Local artist Nate Schnell, a friend of the client, designed the mural.

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Originally appeared in A Dull Stucco Home Becomes a Modern California Oasis
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Dining area and kitchen in a renovated 1850s prefab cottage in Melbourne

For this renovated cottage in Melborne, vintage Bentwood chairs of varying wood tones were chosen for the dining set. The expansive aluminum framed window openings are double glazed in bronze, an eye-catching exterior design note.


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Originally appeared in An 1850s Prefab Cottage from Boston Finds New Life in Australia
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San Francisco house, Craig Steely, back patio

Sliding doors in a San Francisco house designed by Craig Steely create in indoor-outdoor kitchen and dining room.


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Palo Alto Eichler Renovation Open Living and Dining Areas with glass wall

This renovated Eichler opens up to the outdoors, blurring the line between interior and exterior spaces. Within the walls, the dining area features an oval table and chairs by Cherner Chair Company. A Stamen Pendant that was designed by Jeremy Pyles for Niche Modern hangs overhead.


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Originally appeared in Indoor-Outdoor Home by a Midcentury Master Gets a Faithful Update
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Dining Area, Living Room with Fireplace in Indian Summer home in Southern California

Ipe paneling and concrete floors merge the dining room into the living area in this California desert retreat. Surrounding the dining table, by Riva 1920, are walnut chairs the residents found locally. 


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Originally appeared in One Canadian Family Beats the Cold by Escaping to the California Desert
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venice home indoor outdoor living room

Almost every room in this Venice, California retreat opens to the outdoors, including the bedroom. The home is designed to complement the existing trees on the site as well as a new landscape design by Jack Kiesel.


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