Get the Look: Mix and Matching in the Dining Room

Get the Look: Mix and Matching in the Dining Room

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Melissa DiRenzo
Apr 13, 2016
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I'm such a big fan of eclectic style—which is really just a nicer way of saying mixing things up. I mean, who can just pick one style anyway? Pulling together an eclectic look comes naturally to some but can be tricky for others. The dining room is a great space to start mixing things up because there are so many different elements layered in one look, and you can really have some fun with the dynamic between the table and the chairs. Here are four fabulous dining/eating spaces that do a great job of mixing styles—how you can get the looks.

Mixing and matching is more than just throwing a bunch of random pieces together. It's a lesson in contrasting and complementing many different elements: style, texture, color, scale, and pattern. I find it most helpful to learn visually and pull apart elements from eclectic rooms that I think are done well, so here are some great examples to learn—and shop—from.

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SHOP THIS LOOK FROM DOMAINE:

1. Painterly Pillow Cover, West Elm, on sale for $29.99
2. Nuvo Black Pendant Light, All Modern, $39.99
3. Ansley Pedestal Dining Table, Overstock.com, $332.99
4. Garvin Side Chair, Wayfair, $188.99/set of 2
5. allen + roth White Marble Tile, Lowes, $12.98/13" tile

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SHOP THIS LOOK FROM STYLE AT HOME:

1. WIRE chair, Structube, $149
2. Ripple Glass Pendant, West Elm, $249
3. Catalina Dining Table, All Modern, $1,154
4. Tufted High Back Settee, Wayfair, $399.99
5. Amur Printed 8'x10' Rug, Pottery Barn, $999

deko via SF GIRL BY BAY

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SHOP THIS LOOK FROM DEKO:

1. Cosmopolitan Wood Lantern, Wayfair, $299
2. Traditional 6 Drawer Chest, Wayfair, $1,420
3. Solid Oak Dining Table, West Elm, $899
4. Cassandra Side Chair, All Modern, $109.99
5. Holden Finley 7.5' x 9.5' Rug, Rugs USA, $499

(Image credit: Nuevo Estilo)

Nuevo Estilo via Domaine

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SHOP THIS LOOK FROM NUEVO ESTILO:

1. Diagonal Diamonds 5'x8' Rug, Rugs USA, $659
2. Manor Capiz Shell Chandelier, Wayfair, $295
3. Untitled 22"x 22" Art Print, ESIB on Society6, $30
4. Malone Campaign Bar Cabinet, West Elm, $899
5. Round Walnut Dining Table, Overstock.com, $629.99
6. Mid-Century Dining Chair, Overstock.com, $272/set of 2

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