In this dining room by designer Michel Biehn, contemporary art mixes easily with Chinese pottery and French antiques. French chandelier, 18th-c. Hemp and nettle tablecloth acquired by Michel Biehn in Kathmandu. Wooden milk dishes from 18-c. Medallion 18th-c. dining chairs, signed by Séné, in original leather. Photographs by John Stewart. Chinese, American, Korean and French Vases.
Today we’re tackling the age old delima… what do I do when I have one room that needs to serve two purposes? How do I go about decorating a combined room?! Technically this could be a living room and dining room, living room and home office, dining room and kitchen… but for this little scenario let’s focus on the whole living room/dining room situation. Why?
Lend a little humor to your home with this eye-catching textual art piece. Showcasing the words "coffee... until it's time for wine", it offers a lighthearted joke at the expense of those who can't get their day started without caffeine and live for a nice glass of cabernet. Crafted from natural reclaimed wood, this design is perfect for more rustic spaces as it features a distressed gray and brown finish.
In this sunny breakfast room, designer Meg Braff brought in the greens of the garden for a soothing connection between indoors and outdoors. The lattice wallpaper, by Meg Braff Designs, camouflages the rooms tight quarters, while the apple-green molding, painted Sweet Daphne by Benjamin Moore, draws the eye up. The Serge Roche-style chairs are covered Bernard Thorp botanical-print linen.
In this dining room designed by Charles Spada, Boiserie paneling frames a collection of Creil plates. Creil dishware and English dining table, all Antiques on 5. The candelabra, creamware tureen, silver cups as vases, lantern, lamps, and grandfather clock are all antiques. The antique French chairs are upholstered in leather. The curtains are a Marvic Textiles cotton.
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When most of us think of dining rooms we think of tables, buffets, chairs, and chandeliers. But something equally as important in the dining room is the curtains and drapes. Amidst all of the hard furniture that tends to fill this room, it's wonderful to have some fabric and add a touch of softness. So even if you don't normally include flowing curtains and drapes it's worth considering adding some to the dining room. 
Contemporary, rustic, modern, or traditional; whatever your style, they've got your walls covered! This manufacturer offers a huge variety of high-quality, ready-to-hang wall art to compliment any decor. Their abundance of art themes ranges from fascinating abstracts to breathtaking landscapes, in an assortment of sizes and frames. Whether it's displayed in the bedroom, living room, kitchen or office, their professionally handcrafted wall decor will be admired for years to come!
Remember Emily Gilmore’s painting of Richard from the Year in the Life episodes? Yup? Okay unless you’re really trying to make a statement that’s too big! Use your furniture for reference. If one area is your living room area and is anchored by a couch your piece of art shouldn’t be bigger than the couch. I’ve found that about 2/3 the length of the couch is the perfect size for a large piece of art. Go down in scale from there!
This artwork is crafted with 100% cotton artist-grade canvas, professionally hand-stretched and stapled over pine-wood bars in gallery wrap style - a method utilized by artists to present artwork in galleries. Fade-resistant archival inks guarantee perfect color reproduction that remains vibrant for decades even when exposed to strong light. Add brilliance in color and exceptional detail to your space with the contemporary and uncompromising style. Ready to be displayed right out of the box...

Wish you could bring the warm hues of autumn leaves into your home? This contemporary painting print has you covered, showcasing an alluring abstract in crisp red, orange, tan, and brown colors that add a touch of charm to your abode. Made in the United States, this gallery-worthy print grabs glances and compliments in any arrangement. Center this piece over a well-worn leather sofa for an artful focal point in your living room, then roll out a trellis area rug to define your space and give it...


Tired of that blank wall turning a well-crafted ensemble into a listless living room or drab kitchen? Adding a piece of wall art like this is perfect for brightening up a bare space and adding a personalized touch to your home. Perfect for any wine lover, this piece features glasses of wine and cheese with a wood-look background. PRinted in North America on canvas this piece is wrapped around a wood frame for a gallery-style look. And with included wall mounting hardware, it arrives ready to...

Lend a little humor to your home with this eye-catching textual art piece. Showcasing the words "coffee... until it's time for wine", it offers a lighthearted joke at the expense of those who can't get their day started without caffeine and live for a nice glass of cabernet. Crafted from natural reclaimed wood, this design is perfect for more rustic spaces as it features a distressed gray and brown finish.
Modern meets traditional in this ethereal space, where designer David Scott paired furnishings made by contemporary artisans, like the Zhipeng Tan table and chandelier by master glass artist Jeff Zimmerman, with 1790s chalk-painted French armchairs. Natural textures, such as the woven leather rug from Doris Leslie Blau and the lacquered raffia wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries ground the space, while neutral drapery fabric and trim from Holland & Sherry and a blue ceiling keeps the mood light and airy. The painting is by Larry Poons.
Looking for a way to update your dining room? The typical dining rooms consist of all the basics - table and chairs, a sideboard, lighting, and other furniture as space permits. But beyond the basics, each dining room requires something different, especially if you have a challenging layout. Here are six inspiring dining rooms that showcase everything you need to make your dining room shine. Check out these dining room essentials to help you create a space that looks great, and that's functional too.
Tired of that blank wall turning a well-crafted ensemble into a listless living room or drab kitchen? Adding a piece of wall art like this is perfect for brightening up a bare space and adding a personalized touch to your home. Perfect for any wine lover, this piece features glasses of wine and cheese with a wood-look background. PRinted in North America on canvas this piece is wrapped around a wood frame for a gallery-style look. And with included wall mounting hardware, it arrives ready to...

Coffee. Need we say more? With bold typography and lightly weathered details, this artwork pays tribute to our favorite beverage on any wall. Printed on wood, this accent brings a rustic touch to your decor. It’s a perfect pick for displaying alongside French presses and stacked coffee pods and works just as well mounted in your breakfast nook. Made in the USA, this piece is hand-finished and arrives ready to hang. Cream and sugar not included.


Whether your style is formal or family friendly, use these design tips and decorating ideas to update your dining room.Is your dining room in need of a little attention? We’ve gathered some of our favorite dining rooms for some inspiration. From formal settings to family-friendly spaces, we have dining room decorating ideas that are sure to fit your needs. Dining rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and it sometimes takes a creative eye to find the perfect space for one in your home. These dining room ideas will help you think outside the box when it comes to finding the perfect spot. From the bold and colorful, to casual and rustic, you’ll find the perfect inspiration in these stylish dining room decorating ideas.
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