via Ashley Whittaker

This pretty dining room was created by New York designer Ashley Whittaker for a family’s summer house in Southampton. The space is a wonderful balance of the casual and the formal — one can just as easily see a formal dinner party for adults taking place here, or a family breakfast before a day at the beach.

While some elements are extremely formal and traditional like the wood pedestal dining table, toile wallpaper, and silk drapes, the mix of coastal themed pieces like the sisal rug, coral chandelier, and palm tree chandlesticks add a bright and comfortable feel to the room.