Neutral is far from boring in this formal dining room design by William C Johnson. Beautiful dark hardwood complements the traditional buffet. Additional traditional elements include the crystal chandelier and dramatic curtains. Neutral, upholstered dining chairs and a large piece of art on the wall bring contemporary flair to the room.
Designer James Farmer reached for Farrow & Ball’s dragged wallpaper to swathe this dining room in summery and beautifully textured apricot. Created when a brush is used to pull water-based paint slowly across the paper’s surface, the striated result "creates depth that paint alone cannot create," Farmer says. "[Farrow & Ball use] ink pigments, and their colors have that wonderful aesthetic, especially when applied in the striated fashion. Paint simply applied to sheet rock loses its luster."
From: James Farmer
Fabulously Elaborate Dining Room
Double chandeliers provide plenty of light in this dining room. The painted ceiling is complemented by white crown molding. The grand dining table and chairs sit atop a large area rug, which not only defines the space but unites the room.
Historically and thoughtfully preserved, this formal dining room provides a traditional aesthetic. The classic wooden dining table is surrounded with eight wooden chairs. Ornate artwork and mirror are positioned between oversized windows with traditional treatments.
This sprawling two-story, historic home boasts lots of room for entertaining guests with gorgeous attention to detail. The main level features an exquisite formal dining room with arched ceilings, a large tiered chandelier and traditional dining table with space for six guests.
The main level of this two-story historic home features an exquisite formal dining room with light blue walls, large windows with floral treatments and a classic chandelier. The round wooden dining table offers seating for six guests just beside the wood-burning fireplace.
The dark green color in this formal dining room pairs perfectly with blue upholstered dining chairs and the round contemporary dining table. The framed art brings together all colors in the space and draws the eye to the ornate feather-inspired chandelier.
A modern chandelier adds some panache and funk to this traditional dining room. Hardwood floors create a formal feel, while upholstered chairs and softly-pattered window treatments give the space a real warmth. Artistic elements give the room a sense of personality and home.
This small dining area was centered around showing off the beautiful crystal and china collection. The glass table and china cabinet make the space feel elegant and the metallic backing of the chairs gives the room some extra sparkle.
A formal dining room in gray is highlighted by soft gold accents and an eclectic blue-and-gold sideboard. A mix of patterns from the polka dot curtains to the dining chairs with a leaf motif add visual interest to the space.
Wainscoting and a coffered ceiling bring classic architectural detail to the yellow-green walls of this formal dining room. The traditional oval table is surrounded by comfortable navy chairs, while the space is grounded by a timeless rug.