Just past the Dunes and Duchess table and woven-rush dining chairs by Redford House, architect Vallorie Oliver added a pair of double doors and new windows to facilitate indoor/outdoor entertaining.
The adjacent dining area includes a custom dining table and banquette, chairs from Mark Albrecht Studio for Holly Hunt, and a light fixture from Hector Finch.
The Jeff Soderbergh-designed dining room table had to be installed via crane; the tabletop features a single piece of wood from a maple tree felled by high winds in Pennsylvania
The new home office took over a room formerly used by the children for homework and play. Ricci paired a sturdy farm table with a midcentury-inspired chair from Atelier de Troupe.
Designer Elizabeth Saypol furnished the dining room with treasured vintage pieces—from the table and chairs to the chandelier that once held candles to the mercury glass collection on the mantel.
An alcove in the dining room is the perfect spot for wing chairs from Hickory Chair, custom upholstered in fabric by Kerry Joyce and adorned with Elizabeth Eakins pillows. The metal plant stand is an antique.
Artwork by Kim Romero presides over the dining area, which features a custom table, Jessica Charles chairs upholstered in a Fabricut velvet, and a chandelier from Generation Lighting.
Sayeed, a fine artist herself, rehung the homeowner’s existing artwork, including the colorful Tony Fitzpatrick piece above the buffet. The couple purchased it at their favorite coffee shop in Chicago a few years before Fitzpatrick became a museum darling.
A custom lacquered table and jet-black chairs pop against the dining room’s Gracie panels, while homeowner Mari Sugahara Lathrop designed the table runner from her collection of Japanese textiles.
“Kitchens are always sort of, I don’t know, cold,” McGee says. “I wanted the breakfast nook to have some prettiness, so we added this Pyne Hollyhock Schumacher pattern I love. It’s just so classic.” The designer commissioned the Frances Adler Elkins-style chairs.
The eating nook in the kitchen features a custom oval table and banquette and vintage chairs acquired from Hunter Bee in Millerton, New York.
The dining room is built for entertaining with an antique farm table, woven rush side chairs, a wing chair in Sister Parish fabric, and 1947 Paavo Tynell lighting reissued by GUBI.
For the lounge, Haines created a deeper version of the living room’s palette with chenille-covered furniture in warm blue-green tones.
Haines opted to skip a dining room rug, letting the homeowners’ dining table and re-covered chairs “float” on the gleaming parquet floor.
In the dining area, as in much of the residence, the walls were painted white to open up the space, while the maple floors were sanded to their natural color and given a matte finish.
The breakfast nook is grounded by modern parquet flooring by Chris Zizza of C&R Flooring.
Artwork by Lídia Masllorens presides over the dining room. Minotti chairs surround a custom dining table by Jeff Soderbergh, which is illuminated by an Ochre chandelier. Throughout the house, most of the walls, ceilings, and crown moldings are painted Benjamin Moore Oxford White. Ceiling heights that reach nearly thirteen and a half feet and multi-stepped crown moldings nod to the attention bestowed upon scale and proportion.
Designer Dee Elms replaced the half-wall and heavy columns that separated the dining and living rooms with glass panels. Says project manager Dan Stone of JW Construction, “It was a more traditional house, and she brought a lot of contemporary ideas. It was a fun project to do.”
Bright blue upholstery brings vintage chairs up to date around the family’s heirloom dining table, while a green interior adds depth to built-in cabinets. In the background is the chaise that both divides and connects the long section of the room.
Framed panels of wallpaper from The Mural Source form a lively backdrop behind a vintage dining hutch; the chandelier overhead is from Visual Comfort with shades from the Newport Lamp & Shade Company.
Sun streams into the breakfast room, highlighting the tactile quality of the furnishings, from the salvaged-wood farmhouse table to the HatiHome leather side chairs and Palecek armchairs made from rattan and seagrass.
A walnut-and-metal dining table designed by Gleysteen catches sunlight from across the room. The globular lighting is by Bocci.
In the dining room, a still life by Israeli artist Ori Gersht overlooks a Dakota Jackson Macassar ebony table lit by Ralph Pucci’s Oval Cumulus fabric-and-nickel chandelier.
A painting by Sigalit Landau hangs on the dining room wall; the custom-made ebonized china chest features high-gloss ebony-veneer cabinet doors.
The kitchen’s custom-designed banquette is made of faux leather to help, as designer Carolina Tress-Balsbaugh notes, breakfasters “slide into” the space. The wood table is from Keith Fritz, and the painting is by Melanie Daniel.
The dining table, which seats twelve, is so large it requires two Visual Comfort lanterns hanging above. The iron straps on the backs of the chairs echo the lanterns.
In the dining space, a linear Lindsey Adelman for Roll & Hill light fixture complements the sculptural shape of the dining table.
The homeowners’ prized antique table has a starring role in the dining room, while Kravet chairs with legs stained to match the dark floors add a modern touch.
In the dining area, light fixtures from Palecek hang above a Parish Co table; the upholstered chair and rug are from Kravet.
Rift-oak floors and creamy upholstered pieces add to the lightness of the second floor’s open plan.
Vintage hickory chairs with rope backs bring warmth to the table.
A portrait of homeowner John Lambros’s great-great-grandfather, who was a patron of sculptor Auguste Rodin, hangs in the dining room. (This one is a replica—Spain’s Museo Nacional del Prado houses the original, painted by Joaquin Sorolla.)
Kramer selected Schumacher’s Huntington Gardens as the jumping-off point for the room; the coral fabric is by Perennials, and the light fixture is by Aerin.
Kramer carried the dining room’s natural woven elements into a newly constructed breakfast porch off the kitchen. A porcelain tile floor adds to the indoor-outdoor aesthetic the designer had in mind, while a custom table and chandelier, both from Dunes and Duchess, and a built-in banquette make for the perfect casual dining spot.
The jewel box of a dining room wows with its glossy blue ceiling, a live-edge walnut table, and OCHRE’s Arctic Pear chandelier.
An abstract painting by Alabama artist William McLure offers a shot of color in the neutral-toned dining room
Designer Katie Rosenfeld mixed materials and texture to elegant effect in the dining room, pairing luxe white leather B&B Italia chairs with a walnut table designed by Rosenfeld and crafted by Kevin Cradock Builders. A glass-and-brass cylinder light from Roll & Hill strikes a dramatic note.
In the game room, a must-have space for the homeowners, classico travertine sheaths the fireplace surround.
Artwork by Clara Blalock hangs in the breakfast area, which is outfitted with a custom table and banquette with chairs by Richard Wrightman Design.
I always like a space to have a mix of edgy and glam elements,” says designer Stephanie Rapp; in the dining lounge, she achieves this with the Belle Meade table—a modern acrylic base is offset by the masculine hardware that connects it.
A custom table in the breakfast nook features a contemporary base with a silver finish and a round white oak top in cerused gray.
The cane-back dining room chairs were Black’s first-ever eBay purchase, and the artwork is by Nancy Charak.
Modern and traditional meet in the dining room, where contemporary Jayson Home side chairs in wood and gray leather are paired with the homeowners’ own antique head chairs.
The only furnishings the family brought to their new home was this dining set, which was refinished and reupholstered with Romo fabric. It sits on a rug from Stark Carpet with a Lightmaker Studio pendant hanging above.
Kravet’s Mansk dining table, which has gold trim at its base, and a Circa Lighting floor lamp allow the family to relax with books while taking advantage of the views.
As in the rest of the home, the kitchen features natural materials, such as quarter-sawn oak floors and a granite island and countertop. A classic red Lacanche Citeaux range, Tabarka Studio’s Palio 1 tile backsplash, a steel-and-brass hood designed by Lisa Hilderbrand, and black-and-white photographs by Keith Dotson complete the space.
The dining room walls wear de Gournay’s showstopping Abbotsford mural wallpaper. A glossy strié tea paper on the ceiling is an additional touch of glamour.
Architect Timothy Burke reoriented what was originally a straight staircase to accommodate a new powder room. “Now the staircase is the main event when you walk into the home,” says Burke.
Like the house, the breakfast nook table seemed large at first but now feels just right. “We came with two kids and now there are four; we’ve definitely grown into it,” the homeowner says.
A pair of playful vintage monkeys from Trovare Home keep the formal dining room, with its Visual Comfort chandelier, from looking too serious.
The kids work on art projects at the banquette and custom SDS Design zinc-topped table that divides the kitchen and family room.
A trio of black-and-white prints featuring Elle Fanning, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Vanessa Paradis from Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibit bring a timeless and chic vibe to the dining room. The homeowner was happy to incorporate her fashion career into the home’s decor.
A series of molding-framed murals by Susan Harter could easily steal the scene in the dining room. Instead, Monahan selected the calming earth tones of grisaille, letting her mahogany dining table and antique chairs stand out. A chandelier from Arteriors accents a custom-finish ceiling painted by Deux Femmes Decorative Art.
A Saarinen table below a pendant lamp by Arteriors can accommodate many for breakfast thanks to the banquette seating.
A Merida rug anchors the dining room, whose trim is painted Benjamin Moore’s Yarmouth Blue cut by 50 percent.
Built-ins, such as the breakfast area’s banquette, give the home a ship-like quality.
The home’s modestly sized dining room doubles as a study/office with a nineteenth-century French refectory table, which is offset by a patchwork wool and silk carpet, Farrow & Ball wallpaper, and an antique Swedish Mora clock.
: Tharp chose a custom-built dining table in the shape of a surfboard. It sits near the entrance to the terrace, which is delineated by hydrangea-blue wooden doors, a backbone of the decor’s palette.
The designer sets her table with an eclectic mix of accessories from all over the globe, like this tablecloth from South Africa, her own line of ceramics, bowls filled with seashells, and a mix of glassware. “You should see the suitcases I bring back when I travel,” she says with a laugh.
Designer Liz Caan painted the original barn door in the dining area the same color as the kitchen island base (Benjamin Moore’s Mount Saint Anne) to tie together the two spaces. A heavy black trestle table contrasts nicely with lighter, more modern teak dining chairs with rattan seats.
An intimate dining area is simply furnished with a table from Noir and chairs from France & Sons.
In the library, a custom table and side chairs from Woodland Furniture are illuminated by The Urban Electric Co.’s Alexander fixture, while the bookshelves are lit by Visual Comfort picture lights.
The dining room is the central room in the house, and it includes a table designed by Martha’s Vineyard craftsman John Thayer and lighting fixtures from The Urban Electric Co. painted in a custom shade of red.
The designers sought to immerse Big Bluff in its late-1920s heritage, which meant using some of the original furnishings and sourcing other pieces, like these kitchen nook chairs, from places such as the Brimfield Antiques Show.
A modern pendant chandelier hangs above the dining table.
The dining area offers capacious views from an extension table found on Etsy and surrounded by Bacco chairs (designed by Omar De Biaggio, who named them for Bacchus, the Roman god of wine). Floors throughout are torrefied red oak.
Painted in a blue tone to match the waters of Lake Champlain, the dining room features a landscape mural by a local artist and a chandelier with wax candles whose light reflects off a high-gloss ceiling that increases the sense of space. The bay windows are original to the house.
A linear brass chandelier casts a warm glow for summer dining.
A custom banquette, roomy table, and eye-catching prints create a welcoming vibe in the breakfast area.
The high-contrast dining room provided the perfect canvas for a mix of moods—from the refined lines of the dining table and upholstered chairs to the bold metallic wallpaper and striking Cloud light fixture. The penguin painting is a crowd favorite.
The dining room’s white walls, like many throughout the home, were designed to display the family’s growing collection of modern art. The generously proportioned, custom-designed dining table is flanked by chairs that offer bold accents of color.
The custom teak campaign-style dining table was crafted by Kariba Woodworks in Sandy Hook; they worked with the homeowner, who turned the legs.
To boost the charm of the cool Sputnik light fixture over the breakfast nook even further, Sinkin added a ceiling medallion. The family-friendly banquette is dressed in a Sunbrella fabric.
For continuity, the dining room’s wallpaper, curtains, and chair seats all showcase Thibaut’s Imperial Dragon pattern.
The stunning staircase of glass and metal rises to a casual family room that includes a dining nook and built-in bar. The Harvard logo was commissioned from artist Jennifer Lashbrook.
Vintage MR chairs by Mies van der Rohe surround the polished marble dining table. “The chairs already have wear and tear, so I don’t worry about the kids ruining them,” Frazier says.
Designer Dee Elms crafted sophisticated scenes and sightlines at every turn in the ninth-floor condominium overlooking Boston Harbor.
A tubular LED light from Luke Lamp in Mamaroneck, New York—twisted into shape by the designer and client—coils above the reflective surface of a Flexform Zefiro table and De Padova chairs clad in Spinneybeck leather.
On the dining area wall, the owners’ original photos of Ellis Island are displayed on inlaid art hangers.
The lacquered table in the intimate dining area is enlivened with a chrome base. Not to be outdone, the banquette sports bronze detailing.
The dining room exemplifies the important role of color, with its light green Brewster grasscloth wallcovering and the painterly velvet fabric on the lacquered chairs.
The timeless appeal of the natural world is captured in the dining room, where wallpaper depicting a pastoral landscape harmonizes with a grasscloth-covered ceiling.
The breakfast nook’s table by Lorimer Studios is where the family takes most meals. Artwork by Christian Potter Drury adds a color pop.
The dining room’s custom built-ins have Niobe Beige marble countertops that double as serving surfaces. The Keith Fritz table, Sunbrella-upholstered chairs, and an Urban Electric Co. chandelier emphasize a circular motif.
Although gutted from top to bottom, the home retained its basic layout. The dining room is between the kitchen and living room, but all three spaces have a more open flow today. Clad in a Phillip Jeffries Bermuda grasscloth, the dining room exudes both elegance and comfort. The colorful painting is by Alberto Murillo, a Spanish artist who now lives in Florida.
With the help of builder Renato Gasparian Associates, the house was reborn with an enlarged dining room as a bonus. Brass detailing ups the table’s personality. The sparkly chandelier is a Tony Duquette design.
The oft-used wine wall was sourced from Canadian company Cable Wine Systems.
Blue Corroded Propeller, a photograph by Peter Mendelson and a nod to one of Fletcher’s favorite pastimes, holds court in the dining room. Rough-sawn painted-wood ceilings throughout lend consistency to the first floor’s open plan.
A roaring fire on the screened porch makes for a pretty backdrop to spirited dinner conversation; the screened porch opens out to the pool and the ocean side of the property.
The statement-making bronze-finished steel doors open out, giving the dining room a European aesthetic. “It encourages the flow of indoor/outdoor activity,” says architect Thaddeus Siemasko. The dinner-party-ready dining table and chairs are from BDDW, and the modern light fixture is from Apparatus Studio.
New quarter-sawn oak herringbone floors lighten the home’s mood, as do the playful Miles Redd dining chairs.
A vintage copper artichoke chandelier illuminates the midcentury-inspired dining room in a Boston townhouse. In renovating, the architectural team took full advantage of the park-like views by opening up the rear of the home with an airy window wall.
Most of the art is by local artists from Provincetown galleries.
The fixture hanging above the table is a nineteenth-century Pennsylvania Dutch light in the style of an Italian Renaissance original.
Minimalist decor prevails throughout the home, including the dining room. The wall art of painted concrete panels adds just a hint of texture and muted color to match the velvet sofa.
Favorite objects create a personal tablescape atop Sister Parish’s Petite Fleur fabric.
Smith and Bartlett set the table.
Cohen says she’s traveled to two of the three places on her bucket list: Turkey and Morocco. The vintage suzani on the dining chair comes from Turkey. (The remaining spot on her list? India.)
The cozy breakfast room, like the family room and kitchen, sits in the nineteenth-century barn that the Rices used for their addition.
As avid sailors, homeowners Amy and Mark Rice collect old maritime paintings like the one in their dining room.
The designer threw a cowhide over the dining room table she inherited from her mom. “I thought, hey, this is a dairy barn,” she says. “It’s stain-proof, heat-proof, and I can vacuum it.” The dining area’s framed lithographs belonged to Cupp’s husband’s great-grandmother.
The architectural team added a clerestory and wrapped windows around the formal dining area, bringing the property’s views to the foreground. Throughout the house, aluminum-frame windows and doors were chosen for their quiet palette. Bocci pendant lights dangle delicately above the table.
Sliding glass doors give the open dining room a more intimate feel and add a design element to the hallway.
A custom picture ledge wall in the breakfast area displays cookbooks, photos, and objets d’art.
The dining room illustrates Dunn’s passion for stripes; note the ceiling, rug, curtains, and even the mirror’s subtle detailing.
Antiqued-mirror cabinet fronts lend a vintage look with a twist.
The dining area next to the kitchen reflects the home’s new modern vibe—from the live-edge table designed by Rachel Reid to the industrial-feeling modular fixture that hangs over it.
The dining room’s azure rug and artwork hint at the home’s beachfront location.
A landscape by Vermont artist Craig Mooney adds a splash of color to the dining room’s quiet palette.
An antique Swedish trestle table marks the intersection between the family room and the kitchen.
In the dining room, Wagner took a more contemporary tack, opting for clean-lined furniture in driftwood shades.
The breakfast room’s floor tiles and high-performance fabrics can hold their own against wet bathing suits.
The mahogany dining table the husband grew up with is right at home here, illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier with recycled glass drops.
Pine walls and floors provide a clean, light frame for colorful midcentury furnishings, like the orange-shelled Eames chairs in the dining area.
Homeowner and designer Hannah Childs kept the dining room simple with a whitewashed oak table and Tolix-style chairs made comfortable with cushions. The painting, Fanya, is a beloved piece by Alice Neel, who was a family friend.
Banquette seating maximizes the relatively narrow space utilized for the dining area, which is further defined by an oversize print of curling surf.
The sunny breakfast room sits in the partially glassed-in front porch.
The vibrant watery-blue accents of the living room take a more dominant role in the dining room.
A combination of benches and transparent chairs surround the concrete-slab dining table.
Limestone floor inserts in the casual dining area lend a garden-room feel.
Upholstered host chairs join the heirloom dining table and Chippendale side chairs.
The graphic hooked rug, designed by del Toro, hints at modernity in the traditional dining room.
An eighteenth-century Breton table surrounded by reproduction English Windsor chairs makes the perfect setup for casual dining.
Photo by Peter Vanderwarker
A gorgeous alcove with unparalleled views holds the family’s only indoor dining space.
Pat combined traditional with contemporary, as in the breakfast area’s antique table surrounded by Eames chairs.
Because the house is on a hill, it provides one of the longest views in Truro.
High and low styles—a dining table from Roche Bobois, cabinetry from IKEA—coexist happily in the open kitchen/dining area.
High awning windows on one side of the house and low ones on the other create a constant flow of cooling breeze.
A cityscape of Manhattan on handmade paper by Barbara Macfarlane ratchets up interest in the dining area.
In the dining room, a deconstructed collaged portrait of George Washington by Tokyo-based artist Tomoya N hangs above Lady Gaga’s shoes, a purposeful contrasting of pop-culture with politics.
The casual dining area is part of the addition’s family room, and looks out over terraces and gardens.
The dining room, which gained seven feet thanks to the home’s addition, doesn’t have a very high ceiling, so the designer specified floor-to-ceiling windows to add a sense of height.
The dining room walls are luxuriously upholstered with an overscale silk damask fabric. The sideboard is a 1stDibs find.
Removing a portion of the ceiling above the dining room created a loft-like second floor. The original wood-burning fireplace and baking oven were refaced with matte black granite for a contemporary look.
The hand-blocked, trellis-patterned wallpaper keeps the dining room feeling summery, while the round table softens the square room.
The custom wet bar crafted from reclaimed pine has a copper countertop and sink and an antiqued mirror reflecting the bottles and glassware.
Framed photos of palm trees above the high-backed banquette remind Edelman of his West Coast upbringing.
Metallic paper on the ceiling ramps up the glamour in the show-stopping dining room. Reider’s color scheme for the room, like the rest of the house, is based on neutrals energized with jolts of vivid color.
Lotus-patterned wallpaper makes a bold background in the dining room.
Oversized Schumacher Feather Bloom wallpaper adds drama to the dining room, where an elegant Ro Sham Beaux chandelier hangs over a custom dining room table and chairs.
Concealed behind shoji-style doors, a bar cabinet is outfitted with vintage shakers and glassware from Davies’s collection.
The dining room’s Saarinen table and chairs from Knoll serve up midcentury style beneath a contemporary chandelier. Light from an existing skylight floods the room, which was made even airier with the removal of a wall separating it from the kitchen.
The dining area is simple, with open cantilevered chairs, and a ceiling fixture that helps to define the space.
A walnut dining table and pale gray chairs adhere to the color scheme defined by the walls.
A built-in of stainless steel and faux-ostrich vinyl makes a striking display for art pieces.
A sultry Sophia Loren ups the glam factor in the dining area.
Design and durability unite in the casual dining area where a Verellen table is paired with Eames molded plastic dowel-leg chairs. The light fixture above provides minimal distraction from the views of the backyard.
A trio of brass elephants trumpet their presence behind the mirrored bar.
The bar room’s decor is built around the artwork on the wall, with a complementary color scheme, traditional moldings, and an oval captain’s window.
Reproduction loop dining chairs find spherical echoes in a cast-resin sphere chandelier and the Peter Dunham fabric on the head chairs. A weathered linen tea rose–hued wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries complements the vintage rug.
Gates brought a new level of comfort to the dining room with luxurious velvet-upholstered host chairs that complement the existing dining set. A custom wood and lacquer buffet balances the traditional style of the dining room with some contemporary lines.
Paint accentuates the dining room’s wood trim, while matching grasscloth minimizes contrast, so the room envelops you. Vintage Irish chairs anchor either end of the contemporary pedestal table.
At the table’s head, Plumb 12 (Leaves of Grass), by Henry Mandell, complements the dining area’s sophisticated tone. Intriguing accessories, like the trio of knot sculptures on the buffet, spark conversation.
The dining table has a top of hand-riveted zinc on a base of hammered aluminum.
The Paul Balmer painting in the dining room is Coughlin’s favorite. “Every time I look at it, I smile,” she says. She and Morris found the dining room’s unique ceiling fixtures during a shopping foray in Brooklyn.
The old dining room was updated with a lemon-colored bar and fanciful wallpaper.
The sunny breakfast room has an outdoorsy Saarinen tulip table.
In the dining room, Hollywood Regency host chairs and 1960s-era Steen Østergaard Cado chairs embrace a modern, burled-wood Parsons table.
A mix of mountain furnishings, modern accents, and whimsical artwork makes for a charming rustic-chic breakfast nook.
A vintage chandelier illuminates a nineteenth-century Belgian table in the dining room, whose ceiling Jared painted gold—much to his designer’s delight.
Designer Tyler Karu wanted to create a “wow” moment in every room, so she turned part of the dining room into a picture gallery and chose Hague Blue walls to play up the gilded frames.
The kitchen’s dining area sports an arresting acrylic on panel by Duy Huynh and a contemporary Apparatus chandelier in blackened brass.
“The dining room’s focus is the wallpaper,” explains designer Kristine Irving, who also chose Farrow & Ball’s Inchyra Blue paint for the ceiling.
The dining table’s pedestal base and the sconces display the turned forms that designer Rachel Reider favors.
The interior and the screened porch become one when a glass garage door is raised.
Tillett’s son Patrick McBride found the vintage Robert Kayton chairs at a flea market years ago.
Subtle textures in the grasscloth wallcovering, tufted upholstery, and a reclaimed wood fireplace make the dining room comfy, not fussy.
Surrounded by chairs and banquette seating, the kitchen table offers a spot for casual dining.
The condo’s beautiful crown moldings seduced the homeowners on first viewing; modern white-leather dining chairs keep the dining space from feeling too rococo.
The dining room features a round table custom designed by Roughan for the house; a graphic rug adds movement to the serene space.
The dining room’s delicate Dennis & Leen chandelier balances the heftiness of the moldings, but both share a sense of shine. In the living room, glistening nailheads and zebra fabrics add interest to the lounge chairs.
Carefully chosen accessories and art stand out against the dining room’s simple ripple-fold curtains and pale walls.
A vintage chandelier appears frozen in air above the breakfast room table. The mirrored alcove separates the nook from the kitchen and provides another spot for decorative objects.
Nailhead trim on the upholstered dining chairs and Conrad handwoven shades at the windows introduce an extra layer of subtle texture.
The comfortable everyday dining area just off the kitchen has sunny backyard views on two sides.
A pair of spider-like ceiling lamps that can be reconfigured to shed light where it’s most needed illuminates the raised island, which steps down to meet the wood-and-metal dining table.
Lindsey Adelman’s Agnes chandelier hovers above the B&B Italia chairs and dining table.
A built-in wet bar adds versatility to the breakfast nook.
Stripping, painting, and reupholstering the dining room chairs lent the beautiful but staid mahogany dining set a whole new look.
Designed by Tress-Balsbaugh, the Caesarstone-topped dining table creates a quiet focal point in an otherwise ornate room. The glitter of the original crystal chandelier is likewise subdued with a shade by Blanche Field.
A collection of pendants hung at various heights descends from the twenty-two-foot ceiling to illuminate the dining room. The owner’s Colonial-style chairs are just unfussy enough to play well with the home’s crisp, modernistic design.
Designer Phoebe Lovejoy Russell brought modern art and a contemporary light fixture into the airy dining room to balance traditional furnishings. The painting’s colors echo the room’s palette, while the candlesticks and striking chandelier are in step with Russell’s penchant for brass.
White vases in an array of interesting shapes lighten the dark table and add a spark of freshness.
A small built-in desk of cerused oak adjacent to the sunny breakfast area ties in with the color of the Bungalow 5 dining chairs ringing the marble-topped table.
A prized woodcut by Jim Dine was given a place of honor.
A bump-out in the kitchen makes the perfect spot for a sheltered family hangout. The banquette makes the most of the compact space, and the chairs and table lend a modern note.
The dining room, with its graphic rug and X-based table, is an example of what the designer calls “casual, urban chic.”
The designer used ivory leather to re-cover the vintage chairs that surround the breakfast room’s table from Axel Vervoordt in Belgium.
The custom dining table is made from reclaimed American walnut. Below: In the study, de Santaren teams a desk of his design with a vintage Dunbar chair he nabbed on 1stdibs.
The dining room’s velvet-covered wing chairs provide a luxe counterpoint to the vintage violin maker’s table and textural pendant light.
An upholstered banquette and cafe chairs surround the breakfast area’s Saarinen table. Comfy cowhide-covered swivel chairs fill the sitting space off the kitchen.
A sculpture by New York artist Jeremy Holmes makes a statement on the custom wallpaper that wraps the elegant formal dining space.
The dining area can accommodate a crowd.
Elegance meets rusticity in the dining room, where a dramatic chandelier hangs above a live-edge walnut table.
The windows in the light-washed breakfast area, like those in most of the house, are left bare to forge an indoor-outdoor connection.
Wicker seating and a custom sideboard featuring panels made of birch rounds introduce an organic element into the dining room.
The dining area features a dining table from Restoration Hardware and Windsor chairs from D.R. Dimes.
Iconic Arne Jacobsen chairs ring the dining table.
Above the table, the outline of a polished nickel chandelier from Circa Lighting brings to mind a sailboat’s rigging and the motion of waves.