By painting the accent wall white and swapping the table for a corner banquette, designer Michelle Timberlake creates a casual family dining nook.
Timberlake, of Carter+Burton Architecture (540-955-1644, www.carterburton.com), is based in Berryville, Va.
A mirror makes the room feel brighter by reflecting light from the lone window.
In a small space, choose a single wall color to make the room appear larger. The color is Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore.
A large sisal area rug helps define the space. Its neutral color keeps the focus on the banquette.
A bold, playful chandelier keeps the room casual. Place it on a dimmer switch for more control.
Add texture through accessories such as a wicker basket, glass hurricanes and lacquer tray.
Indoor houseplants reinforce the subtle green color scheme and improve the air quality.
Furniture: Conventry corner banquette in domino green (no longer available, www.ballarddesigns.com); Wildon Home Beacon console table ($123, www.wayfair.com).
Accessories: Egeby rug in natural ($130, www.ikea.com); Soliz Vidrio hurricanes ($20 each) and flameless LED pillars ($10 each), both from www.worldmarket.com; Martha Stewart Maracaibo mirror in bronze ($50, www.homedepot.com); small lacquer tray in sprout ($29, www.westelm.com); recycled taper planter in green ($143, www.roomand
board.com); water hyacinth basket ($30, www.pier1.com); botanical fern prints (prices vary by print, www.chartingnature.com).
Lighting: Foucault’s iron orb chandelier ($595, www.restorationhardware.com).