Black windsor chairs and a sturdy, wooden dining table contrast with modern elements of this dining room for a harmonious take on contemporary rustic. A rectangular crystal chandelier adds a touch of glamour.
This simple traditional dining room is covered in natural light thanks to the large bay window and french door. A banquette offers plenty of seating, while storage stools function both as seating and storage.
Reclaimed wood planks placed around a fireplace insert create a striking accent wall in this dining room. Matching yellow lamps give off a warm, cozy glow. Contrasting textures and colors come together for a casual, eclectic look.
A rustic chandelier adds a layer of drama to this otherwise simple dining room. The perpendicular placement of the table in front of the sliding glass doors allows almost every seat to take in the gorgeous views.
Purple reigns in this contemporary dining room. Purple walls and a purple and magenta rug contrast with the neutral chairs and black dining table. A pendant light with a drum shade and an ivory sideboard complete the look.
The dining room features a table custom made by Clint Harp. The table's design features a black metal base that ties in with the new metal railing and combines the modern look of steel with the warmth and earthiness of wood.
The white chandelier over this dining room table is reminiscent of seaweed or coral found in the ocean. Patterned wallpaper with foil pressed leaves bring a hint of glamour to the space. White beadboard ceilings give the room a cottage feel.
A rough-hewn wood table, in a room designed by Julia Buckingham, adds a relaxed vibe to an otherwise formal dining room, creating an inviting and warm space that encourages gatherings. The industrial steel drum light fixtures illuminate the table.
Hezekiyah and Nyahsa's dining room used to house a filing cabinet and it was used mainly as a play area. Now the space is modern and chic and perfect for entertaining. The breakfast bar adds extra seating as well, as seen on Buying and Selling.
This dining room mixes styles to form a cozy, well-lit space. Large windows and sheer curtains allow plenty of soft light to wash over the delicate and ornate furniture. Queen Anne side tables and gold mirrors act as an elegant accent wall in the space.
And Cullman & Kravis Associates did too! The now “Rhapsody in Blue” dining room was designed to highlight the work of Cullman & Kravis’ young, cutting-edge designers. We love the midnight-blue-lacquered walls, but the best parts of this room are the gold, handcrafted embellishments above the fireplace.
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.
Traditional dining room - Select a dining table made of sturdy and stylish wood. If you want a table that will last through the years of dinner party wear and tear, choose a table made from a hardwood, such as mahogany, walnut, maple, oak and teak. This traditional dining space is spacious and wonderful for entertaining.
Here's a family that actually dines in the dining room! So what if that means scraping mac and cheese off a marble table? "I never think of this table as sacred," says Sara. "I want to create memories around it, and I know that involves some mucking up." Saarinen dining table from Design Within Reach
The dining room, directly beyond the living room is the ideal place, in my mind, to display artwork by both Atlanta artists including Matt Haffner, Katherine Taylor and Rachel Ballard and a few from New York (William Steiger) and Los Angeles (David Lynch) as well as small sculptures under vitrines and a collection of Audubon bird prints.
Sarah Fishburne, Director of Trend and Design at The Home Deport recommends threading your signature color, throughout your home, either in big way, by painting an entire room, or using it as a subtle accent, like a candy dish or vase. For example, this dramatic dining room is painted a pearly violet, the homeowner's favorite hue.