The open-plan living room transitions smoothly into this informal dining area, using the same soft neutral palette. A round pedestal table matches the finish of the hardwood floor, and an arched polished nickel chandelier echoes the arched ceiling of the dining space. Rattan chairs provide durability for the daily wear, giving the transitional space a more casual feel.
Cozy and elegant, the formal dining room features fireside seating on either side of the dining area to enjoy company after dinner. Above, a beautiful coffered ceiling adds texture and contrast to the warm wood paneled space.
Anthony and John, from Cousins on Call, have made a small area look incredibly large by creating a two in one functional area. The eat-in kitchen area seats four people comfortably at the island. The semi-formal dining area allows six people to enjoy their meal. The asymmetric high ceiling give the room a grand yet chic feel. Gray walls adorned with smart artwork enhances the beauty of the area. This room leads right into the living room as seen on HGTV's Cousins On Call.
HGTV Dream Home 2012's dining area, surrounded by three walls of windows, provides an almost outdoor dining experience. A sisal-style rug anchors the space and counters the formal lines of the dining chairs, while the hand-planed appearance of the tabletop and the ribbed detail of the demijohns resemble the flowing river waters.
This formal dining room would look right at home in a palace, what with its gold-trimmed ceiling and bright blue wallpaper. A crystal chandelier only accentuates the royal aesthetic and casts a brilliant glow over the glossy wooden dining table, checkered area rug and original floors.
This beautiful dining area by Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey features ornate upholstered chairs and a modern chandelier. In the back corner of the room, an orange curved sofa draws out the orange flowers on the dining chairs' fabric.
As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, the rustic table is accented by metal chairs and a modern centerpiece and lit by a modern chandelier, giving this dining room space a rustic, modern design that complements that of the adjacent kitchen. A gallery wall behind the table gives the space a focal point, while the striped rug beneath the table helps make this otherwise formal dining area a bit more casual.
Following a trend of eliminating formal dining rooms, the largest dining area is located within the kitchen of this home. The homeowners say they use this table daily where in previous homes with separate dining rooms, their large table was only used a few times a year.
Banquette seating carves out a formal dining space in this open concept home. Adjacent to the dining space, a living area provides a stylish spot to relax with posh armchairs, gold accents and a stately stone-look fireplace.
This open concept kitchen spills into a lovely dining area with a breathtaking waterfront view. Ghost chairs surround the dining table, ensuring the view is the focal point, and a sophisticated chandelier and centerpiece ensure the dining space maintains a sense of formal elegance.
Enjoy breakfast or early evening cocktails at this poolside glass table, surrounded by comfy white chairs with orange throw pillows for a pop of color. A covered dining area with a grill awaits bigger parties and more formal meals.
Not only does the home feature a formal dining room, but it also boasts a casual dining area just outside the kitchen. A sleek white table and clean-lined leather chairs create a contemporary aesthetic.
This backyard is ideal for outdoor entertaining, from the detailed landscaping to the swimming pool. Guests can enjoy a meal outdoors at the formal dining table for eight, a drink by the rolling bar cart, and a stroll by the pool.
Let it be known that pink accents can work wonders in a formal dining room. Here, two pink chairs instantly brighten the neutral walls -- though their Chinoiserie-inspired print ensures that they still look sophisticated -- while a saturated pink area rug brings some warmth to the hardwood floors.
Just off the kitchen and family room areas, this casual dining space feels open and bright, thanks to the open concept floor plan and the large window in the side wall of the space. Though the furniture in this room is traditional, the space is not. This elegant dining area allows guests and family members alike to enjoy their meals while remaining a part of the rest of the home's common spaces. This luxury is something that the formal dining room does not boast, allowing the casual dining area to be both a great place for a quiet breakfast and an extension of the home's entertaining space.