WSJ Article: Ditch the Dining Room

A Moveable Feast

Designated dining rooms are increasingly becoming more multifunctional which recently piqued the interest of The Wall Street Journal. WSJ featured our Pony Up Ranch project in a an article titled “Luxury Homeowners Who Ditched the Dining Room“, which really says it so perfectly! The stunning dining/study area with caster wheeled tables allowing for transitional ease, is part of a project Andrea Schumacher Interiors completed near Vail, Colorado.


Formal dining rooms are quite frequently left unused. Homeowners considering alternative use for the dining space are starting to think outside the box. That’s exactly how this “Dining Study” combination was created, and the least-used room in the house became highly functional.

The book-lined room has a 20 foot wide retracting glass wall, making the home instantly transformable into indoor-outdoor living by opening onto a spacious terrace with incredible views.

Outdoor dining with moving glass wall system

Three large, custom-built walnut tables set on casters can be used as a library, study area, game room, party room and when the occasion arises, a dinner party room. Set together as one very long dining table, or rolled outside for alfresco dining, the room that was never intended to be a dining room converts quite easily to the utmost in dining experiences.

The Florida residents built their dream retreat home on the 146-acre property with mountains surrounding and a river running through. Not bringing the amazing view and fresh outdoor air in and making them part of the home living environment would be almost unthinkable.