WIMBLEDON FAMILY HOUSEShabby-chic Style Dining Room, London

The lower ground floor of the house has witnessed the greatest transformation. A series of low-ceiling rooms were knocked-together, excavated by a couple of feet, and extensions constructed to the side and rear.

A large open-plan space has thus been created. The kitchen is located at one end, and overlooks an enlarged lightwell with a new stone stair accessing the front garden; the dining area is located in the centre of the space.

Photographer: Nick Smith

Photo of an expansive vintage kitchen/dining room in London with beige walls, light hardwood flooring, no fireplace and beige floors. —  Houzz
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      dining room in kitchen/family room

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      look at the sofa?! eclectic modern farm house

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