Contemporary Dining Room Ideas by Photos

by | May 8, 2013 | Dining Room, Tips & Ideas


Designer’s Notes

The custom millwork wall houses the flat screen TV monitor, while accommodating all the AV equipment, coat closet and DVD/CD storage, as well as halogen lighting that lights the art wall. The two-tone design blends the two different species of woods appearing through the house and complements the dining room table and chairs. Photograph by Geoffrey Hodgdon.


Designer’s Notes

Natural light floods this high-rise dining room that is the epitome of elegant simplicity.


Designer’s Notes

This dining area was designed to make everyday dining a special event. Stained walnut cabinetry provided the perfect backdrop for the sleek styling of the furniture pieces. The palette was kept neutral to allow the clients’ art collection to shine.


Designer’s Notes

Clean, classical lines are the focus in this dining room and are accentuated by fabric panels that serve as a room divider and window treatments for the den beyond. Photograph by Daniel Newcomb Architectural Photography.


Designer’s Notes

Combining contemporary seating with a transitional table, a traditional rug and a modern chandelier allows the room to feel modern but still warm and sophisticated. An easy and inexpensive centerpiece that will last and last is planting succulents (cactus) in square glass vases and placing down the center of the table. Water once a week and they can last for years. Move to other parts of the house or even outside when you’re tired of them on the table.


Designer’s Notes

This dining room has a wonderful view of the hillside that brings the outdoors in. A trio of paper lighting fixtures hangs over the dining and console table designed by the late architect Frank Israel. A combination of lagos azul limestone flooring accented by soft green painted walls is used throughout to bring back a mid-century feel to this post-and-beam home. Photograph by Scott Mayoral.


Designer’s Notes

A dramatic wood and glass oval table seating at least eight, a matching mirror and buffet and a hand-woven wool rug were all custom designed for this room. The dramatic pendant chandelier takes command of the room and supplements the adjustable halogen fixtures throughout.


Designer’s Notes

The living/dining area of this Washington, D.C. apartment is executed in neutral tones in contrast to the owner’s colorful art collection. A custom wool and silk rug and custom cocktail and dining tables complete the stunning space. The artwork is by the designer.


Designer’s Notes

This room’s striking effect comes from the contrast of its clean white walls, the light fabric and the dark, rich wood floors. Designer tip: When using contrast to create drama, choose only one or two effects to contrast, such as dark floors and white walls, or bright art and neutral furniture. If you use more than that, the effect will be lost.


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