Roundup: Mix and Match Dining Rooms From Dominos Past
#1: A bench instead of chairs on one side of a dining table feels inviting and saves space.
Photo by Angela Moore / April 2006
#2: For a room that spills into a yard, rugged floors and fixtures offer a seamless transition to the outdoors.
Photo by Paul Costello / November 2006
#3: Curvy chairs work with a harder-edged table when they have clean lines in common, just as prints with a common palette intermingle harmoniously.
Photo by Michel Arnaud / April 2006
#4: Walls, windows and ceiling get a stroke of elegance. A high-functioning casual setup lives below.
Photo by Melanie Acevedo / October 2006
#5: Here’s an easy formula for mixing chairs: just make sure materials match. Add energy to a simple setup with a bright runner.
Photo by Paul Costello / October 2006
#6: Mounting a mirror along the wall that’s parallel to your table makes the room feel bigger and creates a lively, restaurant-y ambiance.
Photo by Matt Albini / December 2006
#7: Unusual wall surfaces can completely change the mood of a dining room. Soft, warm cork creates a cozy vibe.
Photo by Michel Arnaud / November 2006
#8: An understated approach—including clear accessories and a simple centerpiece—maximizes a pretty view.
Photo by Erik Otssea / April 2006
#10: To pull off stylish chaos, stick to a simple palette (black, white, wood) and an even simpler dining table.
Photo by Simon Upton / June 2006
#11: Shake up a traditional dining set with a fringe-y, elaborately patterned focal point.
Photo by Justin Bernhaut / September 2006
#12: A sculptural table can elevate casual dining.
Photo by Jason Penny / October 2005
#13: There’s subtlety to this unexpected pairing (city-sleek chairs and rough-hewn table) because the shapes fit comfortably together.
Photo by Paul Costello / November 2005
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