16 Delicious Dining Rooms

Designs so mouth-watering that it doesn't matter what's on the menu.
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At the invitation-only L’Hôtel du Marc (located in the Champagne capital of Reims, France), interior designer Bruno Moinard crafted a dark, moody dining space by combining a Matthieu Lustrie chandelier with the room’s original, 1840 wall sconces.

Photo by Jacques Pépion.


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An unexpected ingredient — oversize red gingham upholstery — adds a rustic, homespun note to this grandly proportioned, boiserie-covered dining room.

Photo via Pinterest.

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In the West Village, New York townhouse of Ali Cayne — proprietor of cafe-cum-culinary school Haven’s Kitchen — used a palette of creamy neutrals to construct a gallery wall in her home’s dining room.

Photo by Lesley Unruh.

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Interior designer Pietro Russo preserved the architectural embellishments of this 19th-century, Art Nouveau Milan apartment, but introduced furnishings — like this dining table of his own design — to introduce a more contemporary sensibility.

Photo by Philip Bamberghi via Corriere Della Sera.

David Collins

The late British designer David Collins was known for his particular faculty with the color blue. This seawater-hued London dining room, complete with softly ombréd draperies, is evidence of his gift.

Photo via House & Garden.

Gideon Mendelson

Interior designer Gideon Mendelson used slim-lined teak Niels O. Møller chairs for this Manhattan dining room. A dainty, tapered leg has become one of Mendelson’s signatures: “I like to say about some of the furniture I use that if you are not looking, it might walk away.”

Photo by Eric Piasecki.

JacquesGrange_dining_roomFor this 1920s Park Avenue apartment, interior designer Jacques Grange relied on the owners’ extensive art collection and damask-upholstered antique French chairs to create a playful, convivial dining space.

Photo by François Halard.

Kelly Wearstler

In Bel Air, California, interior designer Kelly Wearstler used sunny, citrus tones, high-gloss lacquered surfaces and a round, neoclassical Savonnerie rug to impart a subtle glamour to this oval-shaped dining room.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Wearstler.

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For the 2013 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, New York-based talent Kristin McGuiness paired a 1949 Joaquim Tenreiro dining table with glossy, slate-blue walls and a graphic, 1930s carpet by Ivan de Silva Bruhns.

Photo by Timothy Bell.

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Intricate oak boiserie adds a formal richness to the dining room of designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán’s Barcelona home. Rosa-Violán utilized recycled parquet flooring to create the dining table under his contemporary furnishing label, Contemporain Studio.

Photo by Mari Luz Vidal via Lonny.

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For a project in Maryland, interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz used a palette that he describes as “a cacophony of whites and ivories.” A small iron-and-glass table by Jean-Michel Frank sits to the right.

Photo by Angie Seckinger.

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For a Queen Anne-style apartment in London, interior designer Joseph Dirand created a tonal, pared-down dining space that utilizes Pierre Jeanneret armchairs and a Paavo Tynell chandelier.

Photo by Adrien Dirand via AD France.

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In this Upper Manhattan dining room by interior design duo Sachs Lindores, frescoes by Francesco Clemente form a dramatic backdrop for an antique French table surrounded by custom John Robshaw chairs.

Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo.

Howard-Slatkin-Dining-Room Designer Howard Slatkin’s legendary Fifth Avenue apartment is a study in thoughtful maximalism. In the home’s dining room — which was inspired by Raphael’s Loggia at the Vatican — hand-painted wood panels sit alongside a French Empire Savonnerie rug and a pendant light salvaged from a Russian imperial palace.

Photo by Tria Glovan courtesy of Vendome Press.

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In the Los Angeles home — designed by architect Frank Gehry — of renown art collector Eli Broad, interior designer Rose Tarlow used Lucite dining chairs by Estelle and Erwine Laverne to subtly offset two canvases by painter Cy Twombly.

Photo by Roger Davies via Architectural Digest.

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For the Los Angeles dining room of actress Ellen Pompeo, interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard used white oak to create chevron flooring and paneled walls.

Photo via Arvada.

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