Dramatic Dining Rooms

Dramatic Dining Rooms

Sarah Coffey
Aug 26, 2009

Maybe it's the gorgeous glow of a chandelier or the sense of occasion that a beautifully set table brings to a dinner party. Whatever the draw, we love looking at high-drama dining rooms for inspiration. Even if your style leans towards a simpler, more modern look, there are lessons to be learned from these theatrical spaces...

Nothing sets the mood for a good meal like lighting. If you've got a chandelier or a bold pendant lamp, play it up. If not, use candles and strategically placed mirrors to bring some romance to your space. Centerpieces are another way to decorate the table in style. Flowers and candles are always good bets, and don't forget artwork! Sculptural pieces that cast shadows are sure to add some drama.

1 Francesco's Well-Curated Flat
2 Rob and Jen's Gothic Bungalow
3 Alan's Andersonville Loft
4 Heather's Tobacco Warehouse Dream Loft
5 Kathleen and Chet's Antique Market Style

Photos: Evan Thomas, Sarah Rainwater, Janel Laban, Briana Brough Photography, Kathleen Day

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