Get the Look: Coastal Living Made Easy

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The formal dining room of the Herring Point plan by Schell Brothers features a bold wood recessed ceiling and plenty of space for dinner parties of all sizes. Senators community, Lewes, Del.

By Patricia L. Garcia

The Herring Point Plan in the Senators community in Lewes, Del., is seaside living at its finest. This beachy home from Schell Brothers — this week’s Home of the Week — is the epitome of coastal living, with large, airy spaces. The formal dining room, in particular, is an inspiring and bold example of classic-meets-contemporary style that’s both formal and livable.

Whether you’re building your new home on the coast or in a landlocked state, here’s a short slideshow on how to get the look and bring this dining room to life in your own abode. Above all else, be sure to speak with your builder about getting some of these features in your dream home. To see more photos of the Herring Point plan or to learn more about purchasing this plan, check out our slideshow on NewHomeSource.

Now That’s a Ceiling
Now That’s a Ceiling

The most dramatic feature of the dining room is its recessed wood ceiling. The recessed part is enough to add another dimension to the room, but the wood ceiling is as chic as it is unique.

Armstrong Ceiling Plank WoodHaven Collection
Armstrong Ceiling Plank WoodHaven Collection

Armstrong Ceiling Plank WoodHaven Collection
Price: $2.50-$3.99 per square foot
Available at: armstrong.com
Dimensions: 5″ x 84″

Elegant Seating
Elegant Seating

A cutback chair exudes elegance and charm. These tan cutback chairs with wood detailing makes it easy for guests to relax and enjoy themselves without being so formal it makes things feel stuffy.

Griffin Nailhead Cutback Dining Chair Diamond
Griffin Nailhead Cutback Dining Chair Diamond

Price: $259.99 for set of 2
Available at: target.com
Dimensions: 35.0” H x 23.13” W x 27.0” D, Seat Width: 18.5”, Seat-to-Floor Height: 20.5”

Easy on the Feet
Easy on the Feet

While woods floors are practical options for any dining room, sometimes you want something that adds a little bit of warmth. A medium-sized area rug in grey with white flower patterns does just the trick.

IKEA GISLEV Area Rug Low Pile Modern Carpet
IKEA GISLEV Area Rug Low Pile Modern Carpet

Price: $53.70
Available at: amazon.com
Dimensions: 6’5”Lx4’4”W

Full Disclosure: I have this rug in my living room. And. I. Love. It.

Light Up Your Life
Light Up Your Life

The home’s chandelier features three wire orbs set in a row along two metal bars, giving the lighting fixture a rustic look. Neither too bulky nor imposing, the chandelier is a good way to provide just the right amount of lighting to any meal.

Three Ring Pendant Light
Three Ring Pendant Light

Price: $269.00
Available at: shadesoflight.com
Dimensions: 11.5”Hx5”Wx25”L; 5” round canopy. Supplied with 3’ of black chain.

Knock On Wood
Knock On Wood

What dining room would be complete without a functional, hardy and stylish dining table? This understated, distressed wood table is a light brown and thin, which makes it easy to move around. And, it’s large enough to comfortably seat six.

Modus Furniture Alba Solid Wood Dining Table in Honey
Modus Furniture Alba Solid Wood Dining Table in Honey

Price: $669.00
Available at: amazon.com
Dimensions: 36”x72”x30”; 121 pounds

Patricia L. Garcia is content manager for NewHomeSource, where you can search for and get information on new homes and new construction communities. You can find her on Google+.

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