Our dining room philosophy is that it should be like your best pair of jeans: comfortable, flattering, easy to dress up or dress down, and goes with everything. Dining rooms should be just as versatile – a place to gather your friends and family for everyday meals and for special occasions. Here's our room recipe for a dining area that is perfect for both the daily and the 'knock their socks off' meal, defined by a dramatic and dressy wall color for a major impact.
It can be tricky to fit everything into a small apartment, and often one of the first functions to get the axe is a dedicated dining space. But if you're living little, there are still ways you can fit in a place to eat that isn't your lap — or even a place to have a dinner for multiple people. Check out these six ideas.
The popularity of cocktails is on the rise, and the home bar is making a comeback in the American home. But even if you're not lucky enough to have a wet bar, you can still set up a dedicated space for mixing drinks, no matter the size of your home. Read on for plenty of ideas from our tours.
If you're trying to get your family around the table tonight and every night (and are facing some resistance) I urge you to persevere. My (sometimes forced!) family dinners left me with some wonderful gifts that I still appreciate today, many years later. What are they?
These days it seems like pretty much every house tour features a beautifully styled bar cart, and it's not hard to see why: they're perfect for entertaining, and a pretty way to display your collection of fine liquors even when you're at home alone. If you've been searching for the perfect rolling booze receptacle, look no further than this collection of 15 beautiful bar carts at price points to suit any budget.
Q: We bought a secondhand table for our dining room. It's solid wood and in beautiful condition, but the seller would only give it to us on condition that we also buy the chairs with it. They're solid wood, too, but they look a little too much like "Knights of the Round Table" to me — especially with the wrought iron work in the backs. I also do not like the general shape of the tops of the chair backs...
Do you have a dining room or dining area that you just, well, don't use? There could be some specific reasons why you're not using your own space. If you want to, you could make sure your area has one (or more) of these five elements in it — you might find yourself dining in and enjoying the space more.
Name:Holley Simmons and Audrey Matthias Location: Mt. Pleasant; Washington, D.C. Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented
In September of last year we introduced you to the beautiful decor and fashion sense of friends and roommates Holley Simmons and Audrey Matthias. The duo recently remodeled the dining room of their apartment in Mt. Pleasant, NW D.C, and we can't help but admire the mix of modern textiles and vintage furniture.