June 3, 2021

10 Stunning Dining Areas

These dining areas make a statement—and provide space to gather.

1. Le Berre Vevaud Updates a Classic Parisian Apartment

A curved, leather-upholstered bench pulls up to an oak and marble table—both custom—in the light-filled dining area. Photography by Stephan Julliard.

2. Stera Architectures Crafts a Jaw-Dropping Seaside Villa in Sardinia, Italy

A juniper driftwood chandelier by Davide Groppi hangs above the custom oak dining table. Photography by Matthieu Salvaing.

3. Laura Brophy Designs a Family Home in Cerritos, California With Entertaining in Mind

The main living room opens to the dining area. Photography by Tim Hirschmann.

4. Artist/Designer Henry Timi Finds Depth in Simplicity at His Milan Loft

Bookshelves in the living/dining zone—furnished with a table and HT112 armchairs in whitened oak—are hidden behind clay-painted floor-to-ceiling doors; the shape of the built-in custom sofa mirrors the bend of the bookshelf wall. Photography by Nathalie Krag/Living Inside; produced and styled by Tami Christiansen.

5. Gillian Segal Design Elevates a 20th Century Home in Kitsilano, Vancouver

“Selecting light fixtures is always one of my favorite parts of the design process and this project was no exception,” Segal gushes, “the Pelle Pendants are brass with cast paper flowers and a truly a work of art.” Photography by Ema Peter.

6. Laidlaw Schultz Architects Designs a Laguna Beach Beauty

The living, dining, and kitchen has access to the courtyard through glazed bi-fold doors. Photography by John Ellis.

7. Pops of Color Modernize an Apartment in the Heart of Historic Kiev

A view of the kitchen with a refurbished table that once belonged to the homeowner’s grandmother and floor tiles. Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.

8. Architect Andreas Bründler Transforms a Former Carriage House into a Family Home

A curved buttress—part of the quarry-stone wall that formerly divided the building—frames the living-dining area’s freestanding fireplace and sliding glass wall beyond; Thomas Wuthrich and Yves Raschle’s teak side chairs flank the custom chestnut table. Photography by Christian Schaulin.

9. The Room Studio Infuses a Barcelona Apartment With French Flair

Dining table and chairs by Artisan, cabinet by Horm, suspended lamp by Vibia, table lamp by Flos, artwork from Victor Lope’s Gallery, wood hand and jars from HayPhotography by Mauricio Fuertes. 

10. Coll Coll Designs Villa Sophia in Prague as a Smart Home

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec chairs surround the custom table. Photography by BoysPlayNice.

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