Guest Picks: Mod Dining
— Ana from Rearranged Design
This origami-inspired chair in a fresh color — my favorite color — plays against the simplicity of the round table. It's the perfect pop of color.
This is the classic bubble pendant with a twist. The criss-cross pattern adds an edge to this staple of mid-century modern design.
These curtains add a great graphic element and are divine when paired with the aqua chairs.
A cowhide is unexpected in a dining space. It hides stains surprisingly well, and its asymmetrical shape breaks up the lines of the table and pendant lamp.
Normally I prefer white plates because I feel they go with everything, but these gray plates would pop against the white table and look amazing with the gold flatware.
On those special occasions when you need something fancy, amp it up with these tree-themed, gold-toned plates and bowls.
This is the perfect casual flatware — my favorite knife and fork in my own house.
This is the perfect flatware for dinner parties. The gold tone and the roundness of the handles create a modern line.
These napkins give off the perfect dash of texture and casualness.
With the gold flatware and the gold-trimmed plates, these napkins are the perfect pairing.
These simple glasses have small details that give them form and function. They're also thin and have a slight taper, so they don't dominate the table.
This nice tall decanter would work for wine or water.
This smaller decanter would look great paired with the other larger decanter. Alone, it's perfect for wine, water or flowers.
When you're using a smaller table, I think it's best not to add too much visual weight to it. These mugs do that well.
From salads to pasta, serve everything with style in this nice large serving bowl.
These salad servers remind me of a canoe or a paddle. They have beautiful lines and would look fantastic with a large white bowl.
You'll need a tray to bring all of your delicious food to the table. In a gray lacquer, this one will be easy to clean and stylish to boot.
The iconic Dansk ice bucket is a must-have for any modern dining room. There is no match for its modern lines, which were inspired by viking ships.
Add some whimsy and a little bit of naughty with this gold banana bud vase.Next: Pieces for your own modern tabletop
This is the perfect affordable pedestal table. It's a great foundation for a mod dining room.