It can be hard to make an open living-dining space feel formal. Often the layouts are so open and airy they lend themselves to a more casual vibe, which is fine, but what if casual isn't your thing? This dining area manages to feel formal thanks to two things: #1 dining takes place by the fireplace, which adds grandeur to each meal, and #2 a statement-making table draws you in and makes each meal feel like an event to remember.
This gorgeous buffet is a statement piece on it’s own, but we dressed it up using one of our favorite colors, brilliant blue! Layering artwork on top of a buffet helps to establish a focal point in the room, while greenery and vases round out the edges of the design.
Putting a big, bright, beautiful rug under the dining table makes this space feel more open. The rug also helps define the room, with the dining table above. Doing more than catching crumbs, the rug brings the design together in harmony.
This California casual dining space is anchored in comfort that combines a wide range of furnishings to emphasize ease. A large table in light wood keeps the space from feeling cramped, while cane dining chairs make for casual and stylish companions.
Many people think that if they have an heirloom piece of furniture in their home, they need to work with items from the same era or style. However, sometimes doing the opposite can create dynamic and even lovely effects. Take, for example, the pairing of this antique dining table in this modern space, which is so eye-catching and fun.
We love this angle and how it features the textural depths and differences of the chairs against the dark wooden dining table and how the chairs are scooted out, inviting you in to take a seat.
The beautifully upholstered chairs in this dining area feature a curving silhouette that adds a perfect balance to the heavy wood table. Calming pastel tones of blue and grey add a cool and breezy feel to this traditional room. A light peppering of brass adds just enough sparkle!
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