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!
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.
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!
Lacquered walls in a school-bus yellow shade set a not-so stuffy tone in this Long Island, New York dining room from the start. Designer Katie Ridder reinforced the playful mood by pulling up rattan chairs from Janus et Cie to the carved wood table, from The Raj Company, and by skipping a rug and instead opting for painted floors, which were inspired by a Moroccan checkerboard tile pattern. The drapery fabric is from Harbinger, and the chandelier is from Avery & Dash.
Centuries collide to yield a jewel box of a dining room in this New York City apartment designed by author Maureen Footer. A large Aubusson tapestry from Galerie Perpitch & Bringand visually enlarges the tiny space, and provides old-world contrast to the sleek Saarenin table and Brno chairs from Knoll. The walls are clad with a Lee Jofa silk velvet, and the Louis XV-style chandelier is from Nesle Inc.
Transform your dining room table with fun and colorful table decorations, like candle holders, table vases, napkin rings, candles, and other decorative objects. The best dining room tables combine table linens, serveware, tableware, and other fun accents to make an attractive looking dining room. If you are having a dinner party or Sunday brunch, then you can fill colorful vases with your favorite seasonal flowers. If you need more assistance with planning one of these important dinner parties or more casual brunches, check out our helpful guide that covers all sorts of proper place settings. Make sure that you coordinate the color, pattern, and texture of your table linens and other accent pieces. Complementary colors and textures can transform an ordinary table into a striking dining experience. Table decorations are especially useful if you are looking to create a fun table centerpiece that highlights your favorite dishes.
If you're anything like us, you love to eat, spend time with your friends and family, and geek out on all things design. That also means your happy place is probably the dining room. To make sure it's in tip-top shape for dinner parties and everyday use, we rounded up 55 of the chicest dining rooms we've ever seen in a variety of styles, from modern to industrial, traditional to eclectic, shabby chic and more. Whether you want to redecorate or you simply need a little inspiration, we've got a design-approved blueprint for you to recreate at home. Get ready to take notes on the stunning dining room ideas sure to impress both you and your dinner party guests (no matter how inedible the pot roast is—kidding!).
A wall-length antique French cupboard anchors this dining room by designer Brigitte Garnier. Chandelier, chairs in Bruder linen, Asian celadon porcelain and Belgian coffeepots, all antiques. Tableskirt in Etro silk under antique linen tablecloth. Vases and candlesticks, Garnier Home Collection. Curtains in Decortex silk. All flowers, Brigitte Garnier and Costersveld.
In this Palm Beach dining room designed by Bunny Williams, a custom-painted sisal rug by Stark subtly evokes the shore with an oversized wave and chain pattern. The aqua blue walls are finished with a custom tinted Venetian plaster. A sleek, resin-topped table stylishly coexists with with antiques, such as the 18th century Italian console and 19th century English mahogany cabinet from Alexander Cohane. Contemporary art infuses a youthful vibe.
There are endless possibilities to decorate a wall in the kitchen and dining area. When you shop on Wayfair, you'll see how easy it is to find so many things you need for your home. Kitchen wall décor is a fun way to change up the way your kitchen looks without spending too much money on big hardware like new appliances. With our selection of beautiful wall paintings, you can also find dining room wall art in any style, shape, color, and theme you want! The perfect kitchen wall décor and dining room wall art is just a click away.

If you're anything like us, you love to eat, spend time with your friends and family, and geek out on all things design. That also means your happy place is probably the dining room. To make sure it's in tip-top shape for dinner parties and everyday use, we rounded up 55 of the chicest dining rooms we've ever seen in a variety of styles, from modern to industrial, traditional to eclectic, shabby chic and more. Whether you want to redecorate or you simply need a little inspiration, we've got a design-approved blueprint for you to recreate at home. Get ready to take notes on the stunning dining room ideas sure to impress both you and your dinner party guests (no matter how inedible the pot roast is—kidding!).
Inspired by the lush landscape just outside the windows (which were salvaged from an old train depot!), the homeowner of this 105-year-old Victorian farmhouse filled the dining room with rustic wood elements and pops of green. The Beech wishbone chairs, which are lacquered in an apple green, pop against the large antique hutch that stores the homeowner's collection of copper Moscow mule mugs and green and white china. A pale pink Oriental rug with subtle hints of sky blue and chartreuse rounds out the mix.
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.
Venetian plaster tinted a custom color designer Susan Zises Green calls “lettuce green” echoes a shade found in the 1920s hand-painted ceiling and infuses this historic Palm Beach home with fresh life. The armchairs, upholstered in a Christphoer Hyland fabric, and side chairs, covered in a Clarence House velvet, are antiques. The palm frond table linens are from D. Porthault.

Sticking to a simple color palette allowed designer Phoebe Howard to play with patterns in this Palm Beach dining room. The wallcovering, inspired by a 16th century ottoman bedcover, is by Katie Leede & Company. The whitewashed fretwork dining chairs from Dennis & Leen, along with the tole palm tree and planter from Maitland-Smith and the striped rug, are nods to the nearby beach.


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