While wooden and metal chairs are the easiest to clean, they’re not the most comfortable. An excellent alternative to wood and metal is an upholstered Louis XVI chair. Known for its fluted legs, square back and timeless style, this French piece works in modern and traditional settings. Linen and cotton upholstery options are great for spaces with active kids; however, leather and vinyl styles are the most kid-proof and easy to clean.
A rustic wooden table combined with iconic (and nearly invisible) Louis Ghost Chairs creates an interesting mix of textures in this penthouse dining room. Design by HGTV Star contestant Tylor Devereaux
The dining room is brimming with drama thanks to lacquered walls and exposed beams. Powder blue Louis XVI chairs soften the strong personality of the jet black walls, while an art deco pendant and sideboard mirror help bounce light around the room.
This sitting nook features a wall mural that depicts a pastoral scene, creating a soothing ambiance in the space. A floral-patterned Louis XVI-style chair anchors the space next to a streamlined console table.
Modern takes on two iconic furniture pieces, the Louis XVI chair and the trestle table feel appropriate for this contemporary dining space without coming off as cold or dated. The custom light fixture evokes a classic midcentury Sputnik chandelier.
It's not minimalist style, but this contemporary dining room makes a big impact with minimal fuss. White plastic Louis XVI-esque chairs surround a round wood table that rests atop a sleek dark hardwood floor. Muted paintings and an eye-catching light fixture complete the space.
This eclectic dining room features white bookshelves with chains, a mirrored buffet table and two gold table lamps positioned in front of a black wall. A long crystal chandelier is positioned above a rectangular wooden dining table, while Louis XIV ghost chairs and a deep red area rug finish the look of the neutral space.
This dining area makes the most of its limited space by using a small round table and four Louis XVI-style oval-backed chairs, maximizing space without minimizing style. A chandelier and round area rug add the finishing touches.
This eclectic neutral dining room features white bookshelves with gold link chains and a mirrored buffet table in front of a black accent wall. A wood rectangular dining table features three Louis XIV ghost chairs on one side and a bench on the other, while an open floor plan allows for quick kitchen access.
Designer Cecilie Starin repurposed spray paint cans used by muralist Ian Ross, whose work is displayed on the San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2015 dining room's walls. The cans serve as colorful art installations and can be easily moved around within the installations. The urban design is juxtaposed by a Louis XVI mirror hung over the black marble fireplace.
This living room's sitting area features patterned wing chairs and a fireplace framed by a Louis XVI carved-limestone surround. Traditional bookcases flank the fireplace, adding color and height to the living space.
A pair of Louis XVI club chairs flank a striped daybed adorned with textured throw pillows. The woven area rug, bamboo Roman shades and palm fronds lend a tropical feel to the more traditional furniture.