Get The Look: Building A Formal Dining Room With A Posh Contemporary Feel

Dining rooms occupy a somewhat odd space in the contemporary interior design world. In terms of popularity, they’ve long since lost to open floorplan kitchens and greatrooms, which means these days a good dining room is rarely going to be a design spotlight. But the reality is, lots of us still have dining rooms, which means […]

Get The Look: Using Decorative Lighting To Add Definition To Your Greatroom

The last few years have seen an overwhelming trend toward open, barrier-free spaces in interior design and architecture. But one of the oft-overlooked consequences to knocking down a lot of walls and merging multiple rooms is that there isn’t much to distinguish between the different areas of the resulting space. There are plenty of tips […]

Level Up Your Dining Room Storage With A Buffet Table (They’re More Useful Than You Think!)

For many, decorating a dining room starts and ends with choosing a dining set. After all, your table and chairs are the most important functional aspects of the space. But there’s one more piece of furniture you might want to consider before you switch to picking out curtains: a buffet table. These long, low, narrow […]

A Quick Guide To Contemporary Dining Rooms And Finding The Right Fit For Your Family, From Breakfast Nooks To Tea Tables

The way kitchens and dining rooms are designed has changed a lot in the last decade, shifting from away from separate, formal eating spaces to more casual in-kitchen dining – usually in the name of having barrier-free rooms that keep the family more connected around mealtime. That said, every family is different, and the way […]

Designer Bar Stools: An Unexpected Finishing Touch For Your Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen islands are a staple of almost every kitchen big enough to fit one, and are largely considered the stylistic heart and anchor of a well-built contemporary space. But there’s one element that almost every island has that rarely gets talked about: the bar stools. Most islands are designed with seating in mind, which means […]

A Quick Look at the Advantages of Choosing Armless Dining Chairs

We accept armless chairs as a staple of current dining room furniture, but have you ever thought about why? Dining chairs are necessary furniture in our homes, but rarely get thought about in comparison to flashier, bigger pieces like couches and beds. Designers love trying to make the dining chair step up to the plate […]

Alternative Dining Table Options (For When You Don’t Have A Dedicated Dining Room)

Everyone uses their dining room a little differently. For some, a dining room is a large, separate room where you gather your extended family and friends for large holiday meals. For others, it’s a small space where you and the people you live with share a quiet, intimate meal. But having a separate dining room isn’t […]

Get the Look: Medieval Touches to Add Throughout the Home

Long for an era you never got to be a part of? Bring medieval life to you with these choice furnishings to accentuate your existing furniture throughout the home. You don’t have to retreat to outdated castle living and all its drawbacks to have a home reminiscent of medieval finery; a surprising amount of medieval-style […]

Buffets And Beyond: Choosing The Best Storage For Your Dining Room

In any dining room, the table and chairs are going to be the stars of the show. But while they may take front and center (and certainly get the most use), it’s not unusual to sneak in an extra piece or two for added storage. That said, there are a whole lot of options out […]

Stylish Dining Chairs To Put The Formal Back In The Dining Room

Over the past few years, the formal dining room has sort of fallen by the wayside as homeowners and designers alike clamor for bigger, more open and more integrated kitchens. But the maligned formal dining room is starting to make a comeback, with a strong emphasis on the formal. This might be surprising, since the […]