16 BOLD DINING ROOMS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO THROW A DINNER PARTY
STATEMENT-MAKING WALL ART
A mix of strong colors and styles (Louis XV–style chairs from a Paris flea market surround an IKEA table) create casual elegance in a Harlem, New York dining area.
The Manhattan apartment of designer Alex Papachristidis features chairs upholstered in a Fortuny cotton, walls arecovered in a JAB wool and Houlès nailheads, and Donghia cotton curtains.
The dining room in Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's Manhattan apartment features a Lindsey Adelman light fixture, a custom-made table, and Mies van der Rohe chairs.
"The high-gloss, midnight-blue walls in this dining room that we designed in a Manhattan townhouse reflect yet absorb light," New York designer Eric Cohler.
WALLPAPER AND RUG WITH OPPOSING PATTERNS
The patterns of the custom wallpaper and rug create dramatic tension in Jean-Louis Deniot's dining room.
Three 19th-century Bavarian chandeliers are better than one in this Southern California home designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
In this Manhattan dining room designed by Jamie Drake, clementine orange and peacock blue merge in both the furnishings and artwork, which includes paintings by Jeremy Stenger and a photograph by Irene Mamiye.
Hand-painted 1920s-style wallpaper by Fromental depicting sparrows perched in a gnarled cherry contrast with the masculine furnishings in fashion designer Adam Lippes's home.
The walls of writer Amy Fine Collins's dining room were painted with lilac, gold, and pale-blue stripes by artist Robert Hoven and the graphic candy-color carpet is by Gene Meyer for M&M Design International.
The George Nakashima chairs in this dining room designed by Joe D'Urso prove that sometimes the strongest statments are in the details.
A dizzying watercolor by Szafran is placed behind a 19th century English table and 18th century Chinese chairs in the dining room of Sabine de Gunzburg's Paris apartment.
A leather banquette with trapunto embroidery by Penn & Fletcher is mixed with an antique table and chairs, photographs by Vik Muniz, a the rug by Stark Carpet in a Manhattan dining room.
To attain this high-shine effect, the walls of Jackie Astier's Manhattan apartment were painted with 10 coats of custom lacquer.
MIX OF OLD AND NEW
Antique furniture and art are paired with modern photography and area rugs in textile designer Susan Hable Smith's Victorian cottage.
designed by Robert Couturier highlights the designer
Matthew Patrick Smyth makes a strong statement with wallpapers by Schumacher.
The grand dining room of a manor house in the Bordeaux wine region features 18th-century painted chinoiserie panels, an antique mahogany table, and gilded-bronze candelabras.
Source: Elle Deco