We found a lot to love in Rikke Anderson’s pastel-perfect home tour. There is the refreshing use of pale pink in the bedroom, the bold wallpaper in the entry, and the Golden Girls-esque kitchen – which we mean as the ultimate compliment. Each room has thoughtful, unique design, and it seems that each time we revisit the photos we find something new to obsess over.

For example, we were recently perusing our Pinterest page and realized that Rikke’s minty green dining room holds the equivalent of decor gold. One side of her industrial dining table is lined with sleek Eames chairs, while the other supplies seating in the form of a plush sofa. This is an unexpected approach and not something you see very often, but the result is fabulous. While we wouldn’t rush to recommend this trick for homes with young children (or notoriously messy eaters), it’s a great option for a sophisticated space that is in need of a little added comfort. Of course, if you’re in doubt – selecting an outdoor fabric or a little fabric protector spray could make a world of difference.

Tell us – would you try this trick at your dining table?