15+ Dining Rooms That Invite The Outdoors In
That majestic time of the year is upon us, when it’s not too hot and not too cold. This perfect weather has us digging into summer salads and hot-off-the-grill eats served alfresco, but on days when we’re stuck inside we’re drawn to dining rooms with an indoor-outdoor feeling. Here we’ve gathered the best H&H dining rooms that welcome the great outdoors — indoors!
This dining room’s large doors open up to a tiered terrace, while the live-edge wood table doubles as natural art.
A custom-made banquette invites guest to gather casually for meals in this Hudson River Valley country house.
Simple foraged maple tree branches are an apt centerpiece in this wood-clad cottage dining room.
A photograph of a misty outdoor scene and a bouquet of garden blooms bring a breath of fresh air to this grasscloth-wrapped dining room.
An oversized dining table made of reclaimed bowling-alley flooring and a coat of vibrant blue paint create an easygoing atmosphere in this sunlit eating nook.
The polished concrete floors in this Vancouver home are heated — perfect for days when the warm sun isn’t pouring into the Japanese-inspired space.
An oversized chandelier that resembles a piece of coral casts a beachy note above this eclectic cottage dining area.
This dining table, made from 200-year-old pine flooring, is surrounded by doors and windows that let the Atlantic Ocean breezes blow in.
A slim wrought-iron chandelier doesn’t block the view of the mountains visible from this Palm Springs home.
A combination of wicker and painted dining chairs feel appropriately casual for this relaxed cottage porch, located in Ontario’s Kawartha region.
Sunbrella slipcovers protect these upholstered dining chairs from fading in the scorching summer sun.
Raw wood, large windows and foraged greenery make this cottage dining area feel like it’s nestled in a tree house.
Expansive windows and French doors embrace views of this Vancouver home’s rose, boxwood and hedge-filled garden.
Cascading plants and screened-in windows create a breezy indoor-outdoor vibe in this back sunroom, while a perforated pendant illuminates late-night meals.
Full-height windows offer up a prime view of a lake in Ontario’s Muskoka region.
Industrial-style aluminum windows and a graphic gallery wall cocoon this mod eating nook.