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10 Foolproof Ways to Mix Up Your Dining Chairs
Shaking up the traditional matched dining set is a great way to personalize your dining room. The flexibility of mixing and matching can even save you some cash, since you aren’t...
Single Design Moves That Make the Whole Dining Room
It takes many design elements to make a room beautiful and welcoming: things like color, scale, furniture, accessories, rugs and lighting. But in this series, we are discussing how, even when all these things are executed well, there is often one particular...
Room of the Day: Romancing a Maine Dining Room
When Gail Landry bought her 1870s farmhouse in Buxton, Maine, three years ago, it had been in the same family for nearly a century. Given the outdated paper on the walls, linoleum “area rugs” on the floor and fussy sheers on the windows, it looked...
Room of the Day: Firing Up a California Dining Room
The owners of this home went from residing in an apartment on the edge of Manhattan’s Central Park to a house in Hillsborough, California, in a park-like setting. “It was a big change for them,” says Christy...
Mix Your Plates for Memorable Table Settings
Dishes — formal or casual — come in sets of four, eight, 12 and even 24 in stores. That’s the way it’s always been, and that’s the way it ought to be. Says who? After all, where’s the fun in that? Have you ever been to a flea market...
Room of the Day: Putting the Dining Room to Work
Truth: This room is about real life for real people. The owners of this space (located in a San Gabriel, California, ranch house) are one of those families for whom entertaining happens more often on the patio by the grill than around a linen-covered...
Rooms of the Day: Bringing the Happy Into Formal Spaces
Having recently completed their family room and kitchen in a bright, contemporary style, this Houston family of four couldn’t live with the dark, heavy traditional furnishings in their formal living and dining rooms another minute. They were looking...
10 Kitchen Setups for an Eating Area You’ll Love
You enjoy your first cup of coffee or tea there, eat breakfast around it and probably also work, read and sit with a glass of wine there while dinner is on the stove — why not make your kitchen table...
Room of the Day: Modern Cottage Style for a Sunny Breakfast Nook
The owner of this home has a fearless love of color, a passion for prints and an affinity for modernism. But before she hired interior designer Meghan Shadrick, she had a...
Room of the Day: A Dreamy Dining Room in the Hamptons
When a couple commissioned Eliza Gatfield to decorate their waterfront home in the Hamptons, New York, they told the textile designer they wanted the dining room to feel traditional. But Gatfield recognized...
Dress Your Dining Room With Love
As soon as my Christmas tree comes down, my Valentine’s Day decor goes up. A heart-shaped wreath made from a wine barrel strap goes on the front door, primroses populate my coffee table and valentine hearts — sometimes in the form of iced cookies,...
My Houzz: From Underused Dining Room to Family Hangout
Ten years after Enid and Jim Brock built their hillside home in Santa Cruz, California, the couple realized that a great idea doesn’t always translate into a great room. Enid wanted the dining room...
Inside Houzz: Taking a Dining Space From Plain to Polished
Suzanne Hosticka knows what she likes when it comes to furnishing her house. She’s confident in purchasing pieces like a sofa, dining table and even accessories. She just doesn’t know how to put it all together. When...
When Your Dining Table Is a Workspace
If you’re among the growing number of people who work from home, or you have children with homework and never-ending projects, then there’s a good chance that your fancy dining table is doubling as a workstation. Sure, you agonized...
Holiday Party Prep: Plan Your Table Settings
We’ve been prepping for holiday hosting one week at a time; so far we’ve tackled the extra seating conundrum, made...
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