November 26, 2020

Gather Around 14 Unique Dining Areas for Thanksgiving

Gather ’round with loved ones on Thanksgiving in these 14 living and dining rooms.

1. SheltonMindel Combines Two Upper East Side Apartments Into a Vibrant Triplex Home

In the dining room, Mario Bellini chairs pull up to a Piero Lissoni table. Photography by Michael Moran.

2. Frequent Collaborators dSpace Studio and Project Interiors Team Up to Design a Modernist Family Residence in Chicago

The dining room seats six on wool-upholstered Cédric Ragot chairs and more on a mohair-covered custom bench; above it is a painted-fabric triptych by Gina Dorough. Photography by Gianni Franchellucci.

3. Studio Arthur Casas Designs Tech-Centric New York Brownstone

The garden-level dining area features Massimo Castagna Strip chairs and a Pequiá slab-wood table by Cristiano do Valle for Toro Brasil. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi. 

4. Daniele Daminelli Renovates an Urbane 1930s Apartment for his Housebound Family in Treviglio, Italy

Six of Jordan Mozer’s Elbert chairs, designed in 1990 for the Cypress Club in San Francisco, surround an adjoined pair of Daminelli’s Velasca square marble tables in the dining area. Photography by Silvia Rivoltella/Photofoyer. Styling by Alberto Zordan.

5. Architect Scott Glass Uses Unfinished Cypress Cladding on His Hamptons Weekend Home

In the living area, an Isamu Noguchi fixture presides over a Hans Wegner daybed, Børge Mogensen leather-and-oak armchairs—all vintage—and a pair of Tom Dixon spindle tables. Photography by Joseph McHugh.

6. Joanna Lavén and David Wahlgren Collaborate on Family Home in the Stockholm Archipelago

In the ground-floor living area, what was formerly an indoor swimming pool has been repurposed as a conversation pit, which was sized to fit Says Who’s modular sofa. Photography by James Stokes/Living Inside.

7. Mason Studio Designs Minimalist Shanghai Interiors That Break from Tradition

The upper level unit is designed for a “mature family.” The living and dining areas are given a rich and distinctive, high-contrast palette. Photography by Seth Powers.

8. Toorak, Australia Residence by Wood Marsh Architecture

The sculptural house is comprised of a sinuous concrete facade and a series of austere zinc-topped arcs, all counteracted with abundant landscaping.Photography by John Gollings.

9. Archstudio Breathes Life into Beijing Courtyard House

The custom table in the dining room is made of the same laminated bamboo used for the ceiling panels, doors, and window frames. Photography by Wang Ning. 

10. Desai Chia Architecture Infuses a Serene Connecticut Residence with Contemporary Drama

E15 also designed the dining table, which is joined by Børge Mogensen chairs and an Isamu Noguchi Akari lantern. Photography by Paul Warchol.

11. Sheffield, Massachusetts Residence by Of Possible Architectures

Every window and door is a floor-to-ceiling picture frame of the grounds—encompassing an apple orchard and wetland ravine—with motorized privacy shades and insect screens concealed on the bleached-cedar exterior. Photography by Rory Gardiner/Photofoyer.

12. Steven Harris, Manuel de Santaren, and Rees Roberts + Partners Team Up on a Maine Estate Outbuilding

Reclaimed oak ceiling beams and a stone-boulder wall installation by Lew French, a Martha’s Vineyard sculptor, further enhance the pool house’s organic feel. Photography by Scott Frances/OTTO.

13. Michael K. Chen Renovates a Commodious Park Avenue Pre-War Apartment

In the dining room, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec pendants dangle above vintage Joe Colombo chairs in their original velvets; the chinoiserie panel was a thrift-store find. Photography by Brooke Holm.

14. Jamie Bush Gives a Houston Midcentury House His Signature “Organic Modernist” Makeover

In the living room, Jamie Bush’s white-oak Pier bookcase presides over Vladimir Kagan’s curved sofa, Franco Albini’s rattan armchair, and a trio of Atelier de Troupe custom brass coffee tables. Photography by Roger Davies.

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