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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 […]

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 […]

Get The Look: Six Ways To Rock A Round Dining Table

Open floorplan kitchens had such a huge impact on the design world that for a good long while there, traditional family-style kitchen tables didn’t just fall out of popularity, they disappeared from a lot of homes. After all, with island seating for quick casual meals and a full dining table to entertain, small four-to-six seat […]

How To Squeeze Extra Seating Into Your Small Dining Room

If you live in a small space, entertaining a group of any size can be a challenge, to say nothing of trying to host a crowd. Being a little shy on square footage presents a particular problem in the dining room. In other areas of the home you can more or less get away with […]

Dress Up Your Dining Room With Upholstered Dining Chairs

When you think of formal dining chairs, chances are good that the first thing that comes to mind is a very traditional upholstered chair. But while iconic antique chairs with all their bells and whistles are certainly a great way to create that elevated, formal feel, these days they’re far from the only option. Even […]

Distinguish Your Dining Space with a Dining Table Rug

The dining room is becoming an outdated place of the past as kitchens open up to include a dining space within their walls. While we can all appreciate no longer feeling so cramped when cooking and eating, many are now seeking new ways to distinguish the two spaces when there aren’t walls there to do […]

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 stillĀ have dining rooms, which means […]

Get The Look: Use Your Dining Room For Entertaining With A Built-In Bar Buffet

The trend towards open, dine-in kitchens has, in many ways, made traditional formal dining rooms obsolete – especially if you aren’t knocking down the walls of one to create a barrier-free floorplan. But while the bulk of entertaining is getting moved to kitchen islands and greatrooms, that doesn’t mean your old dining room has to […]