We opened the views in our dining area by adding an expanse of windows.
Then I realized that to really clean up the views, unobstructed, I needed to get rid of most of the chairs and put open storage under a long built-in bench.
I wanted to continue with the soft cream color I pickled the window frames in. But I was afraid of sitting on white fabric. Truth-be-told, we're outdoorsy artsy-crafty mess-makers...
Leather is very cleanable and durable, so I could have my white and clean it too.
Okay here's what we did!
And here's what the rest of the kitchen looks like on the other side: http://www.hometalk.com/23727825/notta-nother-white-kitchen