Monday, July 30, 2007

Inspirational dining rooms

Perhaps the biggest trend in design for entertaining today is the return of the dining room. These are separate dining rooms, not the kitchen/all-purpose room that was common for many years. With getting together with friends and family at home becoming more popular than ever, architects and home designers increasingly find themselves designing for people who love to entertain with food.

Here are some design ideas taken from the dining rooms I like from LivingEtc...

(above) I love the way this dining room is anchored by the bold coloured carpet with a touch of green to soften the look of the room.
(above) The use of bright upholstery really gives a modern and glamorous touch to the period furniture. Wonderful eclectic mix of lighting.
(above) Wonderful contrast here.
(above) I like the way the outdoors is integrated with the interior space here. Beautiful backdrop!
(above) A homely relaxed feel is achieved by mixing and matching chairs to a simple pine table.
(above) A dining room(or any room for that matter) is never quite finished without fresh flowers.

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