To the side of the seating area, a tiered table holds court with wooden armchairs. A handsome blend of Medieval wood furnishings, an animal-print rug and an artful display of tabletop accessories bring character and rustic charm to the space.
A balcony offers a bird's eye view of this traditional great room, where the central dining space flows into the kitchen, living room and sun deck beyond. A large lantern-style chandelier has the size and presence to light the space, while the nautical feel of its rope-like design complements the home's coastal location and theme. The dining room opens to the outdoor space and offers comfortable, lounge-style seating, inviting guests to linger and enjoy the ocean views.
The banqueting hall sits on the top floor of the medieval tower. The Gothic architecture fulfills its purpose of filtering light into the space. The soaring ceiling and pointed arches also reflect this dramatic style.
A minimalist home is both stylish and warm. Mid-century modern dining table is paired with sleek Eames tripod chairs, while a floating blue buffet provides much-needed storage yet maintains the open atmosphere of the home.
Overlooking the kitchen, this formal dining area offers seating for ten and features elegant traditional furnishings, including a candelabra chandelier, dark wood hutch and a polished wood table. A vase of bright orange, yellow and pink flowers centers the table to add a pop of color to the sophisticated design.
Don’t be afraid of placing furniture in front of window. If it’s not a bulky piece, and has an open bottom like this wheeled side table, it’ll work because natural light will still be able to flow into the room. The open cog-wheel on set of lamps also allow daylight to shine through. The beefy wood-plank dining table and bench work perfectly with the industrial side table and sisal rug.
In a smaller room, choosing a few pieces of furniture and one or two items for visual interest can help keep the space from feeling cluttered. Here, the simple but stylish banquette, table and chairs let the gorgeous ocean view take center stage.
Boston-area designer Heidi Pribell created this gilded masterpiece for a client who was renovating his historic Beacon Hill home. Pribell combines the ornate Louis XIV style with a still-bright (but less baroque dining) area, giving the room a full shimmery feel without assaulting the occupants with details at every turn.
From floor to ceiling, the entire dining room features rustic, exposed grain wood. Strong statement pieces, like a navy blue buffet, mirrored chandelier and even a simple bear portrait, are used to break up the wood. The comfortable dining room is made of a wood slab table, gray bench seats and slipcovered armchairs.
A built-in banquette with easy-to-clean striped fabric is the perfect kid-friendly choice for a cozy breakfast area. Drawers underneath provide extra storage, and a beaded chandelier makes for a striking focal point.
Whitewashed furniture brings a charming elegance to this dining room featured on HGTV's Design Star. Centered on a neutral area rug, the dining table includes two painted benches. Hardwood floors and paneled walls complete the casual, cozy look.