Look! Dining Room Decor at Pagoda Red

This dining room at Chinese antique store Pagoda Red is full of great ideas: the lantern hanging from a tree trunk, the table on an angle, the painted round-back chairs. We love the fusion of traditional and contemporary styles. Click below for ways to get this look in your own home...

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What strikes us first about this room are the natural textures used in unexpected ways. Wood takes on various forms: gnarled, stained, and painted. Our favorite detail is this lantern, strung from a tree trunk that's anchored by a large stone wrapped between its roots. For a DIY version, consider using a potted tree, a branch centerpiece, or a wall-mounted branch.

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Another great DIY idea: papering a part of the wall in newspaper to frame an artwork (or even an outfit that you don't mind hanging in the open).

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Tall cabinets are a great small-space alternative to a dining room buffet, since they take up less floor space but provide the same amount of storage.

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In another part of the store, we spotted this simple, lovely arrangement. A large-scale artwork over a credenza creates a dramatic focal point. For more information on these items, visit Pagoda Red.