Design by Room

our favorite dining rooms of 2014

We've rounded up a few of the best spaces–some oldies, some newbies–of the year.

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It’s where we host holidays for 12 or weeknight dinners for two, the gathering spot for any size family–or feast. 

Brown and White and Wood Dining room

Cookie-cutter furniture isn’t your style. It can be difficult to find something just right–you want that quirky, unique charm. Mix things up. Get creative and have a custom-made dining room table created (like this couple did) and add chairs that have character. Sometimes the best things are stumbled upon and not sold as a set.

West Village Townhouse Alison Cayne Brown Dining room

You’re always switching back and forth between different color palettes and trends. Create a wall of art in black and white, which is the perfect base for any look. 

Anne Ziegler White and Wood Dining room

A white table with matching chairs is an easy way to make a dining

room look

pulled together, chic, and sophisticated. 

Your dining room is feeling a little stuffy, and it’s not from the meal you just had. Bring your dining room to new heights by adding a chandelier as the focal point. 

Photography by Brittany Ambridge

That stunning light fixture speaks to you, but the rest of the room doesn’t fit your personality.

TIP: Personalize your chairs by choosing a fabric that you love. You can easily reupholster seat covers with just a staple gun and fabulous textile. That should do the trick!


from the archives…

Long tables are often overlooked in the eating areas. We regularly glance back at this photo as a reminder. You can hit the neutral-décor zone by adding industrial-style light fixtures. Instant modernity and a touch of masculinity are created, while keeping those floral touches and glamour details for yourself.