Best of Designers' Portfolio: Dining Rooms

From country and cottage to modern and sleek, take a look at 20 of our favorite designer dining rooms.

From the ceiling to the floor, the elements in this dining room feature straight lines. Symmetrical lighting shines onto rectangular artwork, arranged diagonally to give movement to an expansive wall. Design by Ammie Kim.

Soaring Dining Room Ceiling Reaches to Stars

A cascading glass globe chandelier drops elegantly from a high ceiling. Walls are paneled with wood as is the shelving which provides a showcase for a sculpture collection. Rich orange bring the room to life. Design by Christopher Grubb. Photography by Scott Mayoral.

ultimate dining room decor

The fully upholstered pink velvet side chairs bring a sense of softness to this room, which features hardwood paneled walls and a wood marquetry dining table. The elegant Tiffany dinnerware collection is accompanied by candles of varying sizes and shapes, which all serve as a stylish centerpiece. Design by Ammie Kim.

Dramatic Dining Arrangement

The chocolate taffeta floor-to-ceiling curtains create a dramatic statement in the dining room. The drawing of the horse is the only focal point on the wall and allows the mirrored dining room table and sideboard to shine against the yellow silk upholstered dining chairs. Design by Joseph Pubillones. Photography by Daniel Newcomb.

Artwork, Subdued Lighting Create Illusion of Depth in Dining Room

A wood paneled corner helps delineate the dining area in this open, loft-style floor plan The space is accented with a mid-century inspired light fixture and a colorful painting. Design by Christopher Grubb. Photography by Scott Mayoral.

muraled wall part of a traditional dining room

Brunschwig and Fils wall panels, drapery trim and chair seat fabric coordinate the blues in this dining room. The mirror features carved birds and floral motifs. Design by Elinor Jones.

The combination of antiques and modern pieces with luxurious fabrics, exotic materials and bright colors makes a huge impact in the style and concept of the design. Design by Grace Sielaff.

bold colors create vibrant dining room design

Custom draperies on iron medallions were paired with an enameled walnut credenza, glided buffet lamps and mahogany dining table in this vibrant space. Design by Shelly Riehl David.

whimsical country accents highlight dining corner

Pink paint makes people smile when balanced with apple green. Ugly stained wood floors are transformed with diamond stencils, taking the eye away from flaws. Design by Sue Adams. Photo by Sam Gray.

dining room has garden setting

This eclectic dining room features a yellow and gray color palette, a unique mixture of patterns and white accessories. Design by Erinn Valencich.

Dramatic and bold, this sophisticated dining room is the perfect setting for entertaining. Design by Douglas Dolezal. Photo by David Duncan Livingston.

Exposed concrete and an open plan give this dining room a loft feel. Design by Kenneth Brown. Photo by Mayer Bowden Photography.

dining in contemporary style

Natural light floods this high-rise dining room that is the epitome of elegant simplicity. Design by Nicole Sassaman.

splashes of color highlight contemporary dining

Symmetrical design and elegant lines convey formality in this modern dining room. Design by Kenneth Brown. Photo by Mayer Bowden Photography.

Asian Inspired Dining Room Table

Clean and crisp are the best words to describe this intimate dining area. The very strong beehive chandelier juxtaposes the simple geometries found in the square framed photograph and the round table. Design by Joseph Pubillones. Photography by Daniel Newcomb.

Eclectic Dining Room

Inexpensive MDF trim painted in a glossy white topped off with dramatic wallpaper set the tone for this vintage remodel. Design by Judith Balis.

sleek sophisticated dining room

This room's striking effect comes from the contrast of its clean white walls, the light fabric and the dark, rich wood floors. Design by Troy Beasley.

abstract styled dining and living combo

The use of organic materials, such as the twisted centerpiece, give an abstract spin on the space and create a focal point in this dining area. Silver lamps in the adjoining living area accentuate the rest of the room. Design by Ammie Kim.

open and airy sitting room

The black satin stain on the dining chairs provides an unexpected contrast to the distressed cherry finish on the table. Natural linen Roman shades can be pulled up easily to view the koi pond right outside. Design by Annie Speck.

casually chic dining room

This garden-inspired breakfast room echoes the view beyond. Design by Loretta Willis.

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