Saturday, March 14, 2009

Decorating Gallery: Dining Rooms

A simple banquet is the perfect solution for a small space dining room. To add a bit of cottage flair, this room pairs a mix of antique inspired chairs with an oak table.

A palette inspired by nature creates a serene scheme in this vintage-look dining room. Architectural details add subtle interest to the clean design while down-to-earth furnishings, including a large trestle table and slipcovered chairs, anchor the room.

A blue Asian-style rug contributes fresh color to an otherwise neutral dining room. Though all of the room's woodwork was painted white, none of its linear quality or substance has been lost.

Are you stuck with a table that's no longer your style? Take heart. This dining room surrounds a neutral contemporary table with French Country style. Tones of white and cream on the walls are reflected in the creamware collection and the chair fabric as well.

Family-friendly wicker chairs surround this homeowner-crafted farmhouse-style dining room table. Nearby sits a 400-year-old carved chest with hand-forged hardware

This banquette niche, created from a former laundry room, embodies what modern traditionalism is all about. The streamlined shape and warm wood recall the spare but inviting look of Scandinavian design. Brown vinyl upholstery, cozy pillows, and pretty accessories make the space feel more like a living room than a kitchen.

Flowing traffic patterns and abundant natural light make this uncluttered dining room perfect for entertaining. Its oxblood-and-ebony color scheme plays out on a neutral background. In the adjoining kitchen, polished granite-tile countertops grace custom-built maple cabinetry.

In this cool contemporary space, only a muted green rug and vibrant vase break up the simple black-and-white palette. Italian woven chairs surround a vintage table refinished in chocolate brown. A Kapa shell light fixture from the Philippines hangs from the ceiling.

This dining room was updated with new architectural detail, furniture, and lighting in keeping with the Craftsman style. The far wall was once plain and uninteresting, marked with only a small door on the right. A second door and new upper windows created an open-plan feeling, yet keep adjoining rooms separate.

French antiques fill this beautiful dining room. The warmth of neutral colors on the walls, rug, and drapes combines beautifully with dark-stained oak flooring. Soft pastel pink tones and patterned dining chairs complete a feeling of grace.

Simple styling and farmhouse furnishings give this mid-century Texas ranch the look of a centuries-old New England home. Historically accurate paint colors set the tone in this spare dining room, which features antique and reproduction furniture and no-fuss accessories.

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