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Table for six, conversation for hours -- that's the beauty of this dining room built for comfort as well as elegance. The mirrored Eliza table from John-Richard is pure glamour from the tapered legs to the silver-finished moldings. Damask-print Mentz chairs have plush feather/down cushions and are handcrafted in the USA. A pair of our exclusive Genie silver-finish glass lamps adds drama to the sideboard, beneath the "Spots of Emerald" painting that inspired our wall color. Our Textured Lines rug completes the setting.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
We love a round dining table, and we love mirrored furniture, so of course we love John-Richard's Lisandra pedestal table: the top and apron are mirrored, and the pedestal has a hand-painted silver finish.
The Despina chairs from Massoud contrast velvet ribbon-stripe fabric with solid velvet in gorgeous shades of blue.
To pick up the chairs' dark wood frames, we opted for John-Richard's Jordana three-door console. It features mortise-and-tenon construction, which you can't see, and a hand-painted finish accented with silver metal starburst pulls, which you can. The silver pagoda étagere (also from John-Richard) offers three levels of glass shelves and eglomise mirrored back panels, plus a two-door cabinet with solid brass hardware.
The tiered Vivian chandelier, designed by Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort, combines traditional crystal and brass in a graceful modern design. An abstract giclee picks up the colors of chairs and console for the perfect finishing touch.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
Our design team's answer to "What's black and white and red all over." We love scarlet walls in a dining room for their drama and warmth, and the reflected glow makes everyone look FABulous! Haute House does a typically glam makeover of the classic Tuscan farmhouse table, adding cabriole legs and ball-and-claw feet to the simple slab surface.
For contrast, we chose a side chair with natural oak frame and black cotton/linen upholstery, and Kayla zebra-print linen host chairs with modified wing styling. The pale silver Charlie rug is made by hand of New Zealand wool with viscose adding shimmer to the alternating chevron pattern.
The abstract giclee "Come Fly With Me" gives the neutral palette a contemporary edge. For the finishing touch, we like the traditional Astrid chandelier, dripping with hand-cut crystals, but you could also go modern with a simple shaded pendant.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
Creamy white, shimmering accents, and a hand-cut crystal chandelier take the edge off midcentury modern in this glamorous room.
Bernhardt's Leslie furniture collection includes a table with faux-shagreen inlay, chairs with a circle-in-the-square back, and a four-door buffet with iridescent capiz-shell insets. The silver Glistening Ridge rug is hand-loomed viscose for a subtle shimmer.
The nine-light chandelier has a polished chrome finish and dozens of hand-cut crystal drops and beads for maximum sparkle. Behind a popup bar on a tray, a beveled mirror framed in more mirrored panels reflects the light and the festivities. The lone pop of color: crimson peonies.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
We put together this collection of seven giclee prints to create an instant gallery (we found the originals in a Paris flea market); it's especially striking against midnight-blue walls. Our top-selling Allerton furniture proves the power of simplicity in ribbon-stripe mahogany with self-piped cream upholstery. Global Views' Gray Abstract wool rug, dyed by hand, adds a subtle fretwork pattern. Faceted crystals sparkle beneath the Fascination chandelier's drum shade trimmed in chrome-finished metal. The Manhattan console does double-duty as a sideboard; its faux-leather panels and nickel-finish hardware echo the room's tones and finishes. Our Kalena silver-plate/crystal buffet lamp and Margaux Venetian mirror complete the look.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
The timeless appeal of a trestle table gets an elegant upgrade with Donabella's scrolled base and carved beveled edge. Tufted host chairs in a modified wing style share nailhead trim with coordinating side chairs; the pale taupe fabric has a subtle texture for added sophistication. For a splash of rich color, we chose our so-popular Tribute Medallion rug. Graceful loops and scrolls lighten the look of our steel French Umber chandelier. On the table: new Harvest dinnerware, Napoli flatware, and Sferra hemstitched linens in Oyster.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
From our Horchow Now collection, this formal dining room exhales with touches of jute, crisp linen, pale wood, and midcentury-mod lighting.
We started with a hand-braided jute rug that scores high on style and sustainability. Combined with the rustic brick-and-plaster walls, it grounds the room with a casual ambiance.
The Taylor pedestal table and Waycroft linen chairs would be at home in a more formal setting, but here their washed, weathered finishes contribute to the relaxed mood. For a small space, the Clarissa demilune chest is perfect, and we love how its curved front echoes the table's oval surface.
For contrast, we went full-on modern with lighting and décor. The Orbit pendant from Regina-Andrew has a classic midcentury vibe that is amazingly versatile. The chain-link mirror has a hand-applied silver metallic gleam. And instead of traditional flowers, we chose tall, graceful branches for the Morph recycled-glass vase.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
We started this setting with our popular balloon chair in its new Blue Ming print, inspired by traditional Chinese blue-and-white porcelains. Next came a dark reclaimed-wood table with graceful ball-and-claw feet. The clean lines of our Marlin Blue leather side chairs restated the blue theme in a subtle way.
The chevron-stripe rug works because it's the same shade of blue as the chairs. But when our stylist suggested sky blue for the walls, we hesitated; if that hue had been paler, or more intense, it wouldn't have worked, but it's just right for an unexpected counterpoint to the dark woods and deep indigos.
A quartet of Red Coral prints and scarlet flowers in a blue-and-white urn provide the perfect accent color.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
The trend away from formal dining rooms has sparked a relaxed mix-and-match approach to table and chairs. Because it's part of a large living/dining area, this reclaimed-pine trestle table is as likely to be set with puzzles, board games, and homework as with place settings. That's why we like the natural, slightly rustic finish and generous dimensions -- 110" long, 40" wide.
We chose classic medallion-back chairs in a complimentary finish, dressed up in black cotton/linen so they work for elegant dinners as well as family meals. The rug is even more important in an open space like this, since it defines the dining area and gives it a finished look.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
Dinner for six, conversation for hours ? that's what we're going for with these chic but comfortable 'Westcreek' host and side chairs slipcovered in neutral fabric with a subtle blue stripe. They're totally at home with Bernhardt's 'Fowler' trestle table.
Making a dramatic statement on one wall is 'Rendezvous,' an abstract artwork in shades of cream, beige, and blue. Those same tones are echoed in one of our most popular rugs, an oushak called 'Oceanside.'SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
This look could work in a traditional setting, but we love the contrast of a vintage-look table and formal chairs with industrial-chic surroundings.
Handcrafted of reclaimed pine, the dual-pedestal table has a rustic bleached finish. It's a terrific counterpoint to the colorful "Micha" wing chairs and skirted Parsons-style "Havana" chairs upholstered in pale cotton duck.
Regina-Andrew's turquoise beaded chandelier echoes the chairs' medallion print, and Carol Benson-Cobb's "Driven" ink-on-canvas provides an artful finishing touch.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
A dramatically neutral space puts the focus on people, food, and conversation. We started with "Tabitha" pine furniture: pedestal table, medallion-back chairs, and a demilune sideboard with lighted glass-front display space.
Our best-selling "Salento" chandelier is as light and graceful as a ballerina, with swooping steel arms and an antiqued finish. The set of five white ceramic pitchers is both decorative and useful for serving or foliage, and framed intaglios make an artful wall arrangement.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
A touch of color – like a fresh, rosy pink – makes all the difference in a neutral zone. We grabbed these damask-print wing chairs from an entryway, reimagining them as host chairs for a dining room. Neutral linen side chairs have picture-frame backs with carved slats that keep them on the feminine side; both chairs have simple dark legs for a coordinated look at ground level.
From Haute House, the Liday table is made in America of reclaimed wood, hand-finished in a subtle silvery shade. We love the contrast between the simple top and ornate legs with ball-and-claw feet!
The Salento chandelier is the perfect size and style for this setting. Against the back wall, Tara Shaw’s grisaille panel adds a romantic view of an ancient Italian city.
The Pearl Blocks cowhide rug, made by hand, adds a slightly modern twist.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
The best dinner parties are less about food, much more about people and conversation. Lesson 1: A round table makes conversation easier because you can all see each other. Lesson 2: Comfy seating is a must.
The ‘Twine’ pedestal table is a beautifully scaled, almost sculptural piece of cherrywood with metal scrollwork beneath the glass top. The chairs and gently curved two-person banquettes have cushioned seats and backs for stay-awhile comfort.
To balance the furniture’s traditional style, we chose ‘Overjoyed’ abstract prints and the Regina-Andrew orbit-shade chandelier.
Best surprise: the impact of overlapping rugs in high-contrast styles. ‘Oceanside Oushak’ picks up the muted golden yellow of the seating, while the ‘Zebra’ hairhide balances the dark wood and adds riveting shape and texture.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >
The New Pretty makes itself comfortable in the dining room with pale finishes and sophisticated pastels.
We started with the white birch Youngston furniture with pebble-textured accents. Openwork chair backs show off muted lavender fabric, and we love those Greek-key scrolled arms!
The perfect rug? We chose the Felicia oushak, hand-knotted New Zealand wool, because the vegetable dyes produce a such gorgeous, soft colors. Layered over a neutral herringbone-pattern carpet, it defines the space beautifully.
Such light colors call for a light hand with lighting, so we went with a pair of Crystal Ball pendants and cut-glass Empire lamps for the sideboard.SHOP ITEMS IN THIS ROOM >