Room Anatomy: Black & White Airy Dining Room


We fell head over heels the first time we laid eyes on this airy, monochromatic dining space. Between the bright white walls and floors, we imagine the dining experience here to be similar to that of dining on a cloud. The Koushi lights and mix of rustic and modern elements make this space feels like an updated and chic twist on beach decor. If you find yourself as inspired by this look as we are, we’ve rounded up a few pieces to help you achieve something similar:

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Koushi Light | African Baskets | Dining Table | Floor Mirror | Bench | Monstera Plant | Candle Holders | Antique Pottery | Dining Chair

One of the keys to achieving this look is the playful variation of scale. A tasteful amount of oversized pieces (we’re loving the giant pottery!) can serve to add a healthy dose of visual interest. We also love the look of double floor mirrors to give the illusion of more space.

Looking for more beautiful spaces to recreate on your own? Be sure to check out our Room Anatomy archives!

Image via Honestly WTF

Written by Ali Hartwell for Sacramento Street

Outdoor Room with a View

Caitlin Flemming x TargetFor those of us living in a city, outdoor space can be minimal or nonexistent. Here in San Francisco, even the largest of homes often have small garden spaces. As a result, we have become creative on how to carve a space in the fresh air. Many gardens are often on the roofs of homes.

Recently, I helped a client spruce up her rooftop garden. All she had was the sectional – a completely blank palette to work with! We bought new plants and accessories to make the space feel like an outdoor living room. Having just completed decorating their home in primarily black, white, and grey, we kept with this theme outside as well. A comfortable sofa was already there but we wanted to freshen it up with pillows, candles, and of course, a few throws for when the fog rolls in.




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Items used for makeover:

Yarn Dyed Throw | Metallic Seal Case | Outdoor Fabric Pouf | Lumbar Pillow | Solar Lantern – Small | Solar Lantern – Large | Outdoor Ikat Pillow in Black | Zig Zag Embroidered Pillow | Stripe Throw | Vintage Clear Bulb String Lights with Gold Bottom

Caitlin Flemming x Target Caitlin Flemming x Target Caitlin Flemming x Target Caitlin Flemming x TargetI couldn’t believe the amazing items we were able to find that finished off this rooftop deck. We started with black and white pillows from Target. This added the visual texture to the space as did the throws with a geometric design. We were also able to use a striped vase and hurricane lamp. The great thing (for those who have very little time) is that we were able to find everything at Target.

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Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

Style: The Reinvented Tee

Sacramento Street x Old Navy 2As a mom, one of the activities I always make time for is taking a walk with Jackson in the afternoon before dinner to discover our city. San Francisco has so many beautiful walks – the neighborhoods, the Presidio, or even the beach. It’s a good time to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors.

Sacramento Street x Old Navy 3 Sacramento Street x Old Navy 4It doesn’t matter if I’m on a walk with Jackson or at work, one of my go-to pieces of my wardrobe as well as Jackson’s are tee shirts. I find that tee shirts are the perfect foundation for just about any outfit. You don’t need to be intimidated by style or only dress in exclusive and expensive clothing. I believe that tee shirts can function in so many ways. To begin with, as the days get warmer and longer, tee shirts are a comfortable and relaxed addition to the wardrobe. I have an entire draw filled with them. I recently picked up a new batch of tee shirts from Old Navy – they are clean, fresh, and I feel good in them. What I love is this once basic wardrobe essential has been redesigned and given a luxurious twist, which makes them even more fashionable.

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Outfit Details

Caitlin: Short-Sleeve Tunic Teein Light Heather Grey | Mid-Rise Stay-White Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans | Striped Raw-Edge Scarf in Blue 

Jackson: Striped Short-Sleeve Crew | Shorts Set | Patterned Socks Set of 4

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Here are some tips on how to use tee shirts in your everyday wardrobe.

  • I prefer wearing loose tee shirts with tighter pants – like skinny jeans and more fitting tee shirts with looser pants or shorts.
  • I tend to stick to the same colors – white, grey, and black so they will go with my wardrobe but I know many of my friends like the occasional bright colored tee shirt.
  • For the kiddos, tee shirts are easy to clean and I know for Jackson, this is a must!
  • New tee shirts can freshen up the wardrobe you already have.

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Photos by Suzanna Scott

Style: Two Spring Favorites

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I’ve noticed there is a slight spring in my steps lately as winter has faded and summer is just around the corner. Spring is one of my very favorite times of the year. We can shed layers and spruce up our wardrobe. I like to invest in a few pieces each season that are quality and style merged together. Two local design sources for my wardrobe that never disappoint, are Freda Salvador for shoes and The Podolls for my clothes and accessories.

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Freda Salvador shoes are not only beautiful, but they are the most comfortable shoes you can find. I wear them to dress up or to walk to the park with my son. The attention to detail is astounding – small strips of leather on each heal, hand nailed edges, and the woven tops are a work of art. I rely on my Freda Salvador shoes to take many of my outfits to the next level, especially these called the WISH.

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For my clothing, I like to have a few special pieces that I can use for several years. This year, I turned to The Podolls for my selection. I got this stunner of a silk tank that not only fits like a glove, but also is cut in a way that is flattering.  I can’t think of a better investment to transition from spring to summer.

Be sure to pop over to my instagram to check out the amazing giveaway with Freda Salvador!

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

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