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Update Your Dining Room to Be Both Luxurious and Modern

Dining rooms have to adapt to multiple occasions to survive today’s home renovations. Being a singular, formal place to have a meal together is no longer enough to keep the dining room safe from being turned into a home office. Gathering together and enjoying each other’s company is more important than ever, so it isn’t […]

Alternative Dining Tables for Alternative Dining Styles

We’ve talked before about what you can do without a dedicated dining room, but what about going without a dedicated dining table? In many modern homes, there simply isn’t room for a dining table both in terms of space and functionality. For instance, this spring I’m using my dining table to start my garden indoors. […]

How Furniture Covers Still Fit in Your Modern Day Home

Furniture covers have an image problem. We are far from the days where all covers were plastic, uncomfortable, and oddly transparent. Covers and protectors can now be fashionable and comfortable as well as functional, but many people still don’t know that. Let’s take a deeper look at modern day furniture covers. Not Your Grandma’s Couch […]

Flexible, Accessible Dining Rooms: Exploring Motorized Dining Tables

Contemporary dining rooms are often the source of debate: how do you make sure you have enough space to host your biggest group of guests… without being stuck living with an over-sized dining set that only gets used on special occasions? Especially as homeowners downsize and streamline their homes and lives, it doesn’t make sense […]

Cottagecore and You: How to Get Ahead on This New Movement

Every century there is a “back to nature” movement, from 18th century nobility creating fake villages to modern wi-fi-free family camping trips. The current iteration you may have heard of in the news is called “cottage style” or “cottagecore.” The name seems simple enough, but the actual lifestyle behind it is much more complicated. Let’s […]

Quick And Dirty Guide To Choosing New Dining Chairs

When it comes to dining room decor, your dining chairs will always be the star of the show. By design, they’re prominently placed, and the part of the room you’ll interact with the most – both with your eyes and your body. This goes double if your dining set is in an open part of […]

Eclectic Style: Making Your Home Reflect You

Eclectic style is often misunderstood and underrepresented. To some, there’s a method to the madness; to others, it’s just madness. It can be difficult to pin down as a style, partially because there is no singular furniture type to its name. It takes from modern and traditional, farmhouse and avant-garde, minimalism and maximalism all at […]

Bring the Cafe Atmosphere Home with Bistro Tables

Kitchen islands and big dining tables have become the heart of many homes, and are great gathering spaces for the family. But doing absolutely everything around your dining table can start to feel exhausting. After all, not every conversation or meal is a formal, sit-down event – let alone an entire-household affair complete with multiple […]

Ditch The Chandelier: Better Dining Room Lighting For An Open Floorplan

Chandeliers are the most traditional choice for lighting a dining room. But these days, dining rooms are a far cry from traditional. At-home dining in general has a more casual feel than it did in the past. Now, cooking, eating, and socializing all happen in the same space. Add to that the fact that many […]

Introducing Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2021: Ultimate Gray…And Illuminating

Pantone’s color of the year picks are always a little symbolic. Usually, it’s a color that feels significant – one that will influence the design and fashion industries, and often has subtle political undercurrents. But it’s also always at least one part attempt at a mood ring for the population of the planet. Pantone leans […]