Tip #2: The large table with banquette and chairs serves as a dining area when the couple entertains. The shorter side of the banquette has an extra-deep cushion, making the corner a cozy spot to recline and watch TV, read, or work on a laptop.
The project started with the demolition of the existing spaces—a 1970s-era kitchen that had been elevated a few steps higher than the adjoining dining area. “I’m not entirely sure why the kitchen was up a level,” muses D.C. architect Michael Rouse, who collaborated on the project with Cavin-Winfrey and kitchen designer Nadia Subaran. The new plan put the kitchen and dining area on the same level, with an island acting as a divider.
Table (“Lane Tyden,” custom): Tritter Feefer, 706/885-0242, tritterfeefer.com.
Banquette base (“42-inch Essex Recessed Square” in Vintage Lace on Maple): Wood-Mode, 877/635-7500, wood-mode.com.
Banquette fabric (#31829-578/Truffle, discontinued): Duralee, 800/275-3872, duralee.com.
Pillows on banquette (“Toile du Mandarin”/Taupe #90538-04): Hines & Co., 212/754-5880.
Pillow trim (“Merida Tassel Fringe”/Java #63083): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
Dining chairs (SCW Private Label); dining-chair fabric, seat (Parchment leather): SCW Interiors, 703/549-2449, scwinteriors.com.
Dining-chair fabric, back (“Biron Check”/Truffle #0566004): Vervain, 800/611-8686, vervain.com.
Paint (“Sonnet” #AF-55, by Affinity): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Mirror (custom, by SCW Interiors): Hamilton Snowber Architects, 202/332-5416, hamiltonsnowber.com.
Sconces (“Large Kensington Double Sconce”/Antique Mirror with Antique Burnished Brass #CHD1173): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Mantel (custom, by SCW Interiors): Hamilton Snowber Architects, 202/332-5416, hamiltonsnowber.com.
Fire screen: original to house.
Art: owner’s collection.
Tray on table: Made Goods, 626/333-1177, madegoods.com. Available through SCW Interiors, 703/549-2449, scwinteriors.com.
White porcelain mugs and teapot: owner’s collection.