A bright dining area.
Work your style and floor plan around the structure of your space, not the other way around. Part of the appeal of this sunny cottage breakfast room is the uneven beadboard and knotty wood floors. Designer Anne Hepfer kept these elements intact and simply transformed the look with white paint, casual decor and a fresh blue and white palette.
Study a room before you buy or move around furniture. Don't automatically arrange seating the same way you had it in your last place. Consider the light, surfaces and the room's function and let those elements direct your choices.