Delightful, opulent, casual, formal, light & airy, bold & beautiful, refined & relaxed…..dining spaces at their best. By exploring some of the elements in these rooms you may find yourself wanting to linger just a little longer, savoring the meal, the company and enjoying the atmosphere.
Erin at House of Turquoise introduced us to this stunning home of one of her readers, Desiree Ashworth who has an inspiring blog, Decor de Provence. This lovely home is in Provo, Utah and the amazing photography from Ashlee Raubach. The room has a natural ease that soothes the spirit, with a stunning sparkling chandelier, cream upholstered nail head accented chairs against the rich herringbone wood floors create a vibe that is elegant yet rustic.
Dining areas seem to lean towards more casual today, mixed with a touch of elegance creating a relaxed setting can be achieved by mixing styles and finishes, along with adding pieces that have a warm patina.The super talented Brooke Giannetti on her blog, Velvet & Linen shows us how she spruced up her dining area with a new lantern, a zinc industrial table, and a mix of fabulous eclectic chairs (custom, new & family heirlooms) which all sit on top of a jute rug create a calming, yet fresh and inviting atmosphere.
LAYERING: with linens
This dining space evokes the spirit of a French farmhouse that is rustic in nature, but with a sophistication all it's own. Draping the table with it’s relaxed layers and the slips and cushions on the chairs and lovely crystal chandelier will find their guests waiting around for seconds.
John Saladino layers the table in luxurious linens which imbues a classic look that is both refined and glamorous in both of these stunning rooms.
Eric Prokesh uses an opulent layered skirted table surrounded by gorgeous French Louis XVI chairs is a recipe for a classic elegant dining room.
SLIPS (and not the ones for under your skirt) for the chairs: Amelia Handegan created this formal dining room with it’s crystal chandelier, gilded ornate mirror, and stunning statue, is made to feel a little less dressy by slip covering the chairs with a short pleated skirt and button details.
Solis Betancourt used restful colors in this dining room along with wonderful detailed slip covers, rich wallpaper and an elegant chandelier creating for a very soothing comfortable feeling.
LIGHTNG: A dining room provides a welcoming ambience for guests. Like pieces of good jewelry, a chandelier complements the room and helps set the tone.
David Iatesta ‘s amazing products show off beautifully with it’s elegant lighting in this stylish space. This is a fresh take on a classic clean look blending modern and traditional nicely.
Stephen Shubler Design, dining in San Francisco style with it’s bold fresh pattern accented with black, along with an eclectic mix of furnishings make this room feel classic with a contemporary edge.
Christina Rottman creates an old-world Mediterranean sensibility, with a rococo chandelier from Formations and an 18th-century Italian baroque wall hanging. House Beautiful
DINING TABLES: If you are in the market for a dining table, whether it be classic, French, Swedish, vintage, Italian, casual, refined or distressed, below are a few favorites.Hickory Chair Collier Table Suzanne Kasler's
BAKER French Provincial table with a deeply recessed apron, a volute hexagonal base with scrolled feet.
Lillian August for Hickory White reproduction trestle table of reclaimed lumber.
What elements wet your appetite in a dining room?