40+ Top Designer Dining Rooms

From country and cottage to modern and sleek, take a look at 40+ of our favorite designer dining rooms.

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November 25, 2014
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Transitional Pink and White Dining Room

Pink walls bring a girlish feel to this transitional dining room. The large, white pendant light above the dining table echoes the handsome wall sconces while the clean lines of the neutral seating keeps this space feeling fresh and simple.

Pineapple Wallpaper, Yellow-and-Black Chairs Make This a Dining Room for Fun

Pineapple print wallpaper and a bold yellow-and-black color scheme ensure dinner conversation never gets too serious in this playful beach house dining room. Oversized basket pendant lights add to the relaxed nature of the home.

Traditional Breakfast Room Abounds in Architectural Detail

The intricate pattern on the drum shade pendant is repeated on the backs of upholstered dining chairs, while seats are swathed in the same green as the interior of two built-in china cabinets. The result is a perfectly pulled together space loaded with casual charm. Traditional architectural details include a paneled, beamed ceiling and transom windows.

Gray & White Dining Room With Steel Drum Chandelier

Gray and white patterned wallpaper pairs with a patchwork cowhide rug to create a dynamic backdrop for this Upper West Side dining room. A steel drum chandelier with a nickel finish counterbalances the more casual leather klismos chairs.

Blue and White Transitional Dining Room With Blue Lamps

Clean-lined, neutral furnishings shine the spotlight on this dining room's fun, graphic print wallpaper. A pair of blue table lamps help the color pop.

Traditional Dining Room With Recessed Ceiling

Because the rest of the decor in this dining room is fairly simple, two chandeliers don't overwhelm the space. Puddling curtains and velvet upholstered chairs add to the room's elegant, luxurious vibe.

Dramatic Accents Add Dimension to Open Plan Space

Used to set apart a doorway, floor-to-ceiling drapes add a level of drama to the space and help draw the eye upward. Pendants and chandelier lighting also add dimension and help to define the separate living areas.

Breakfast Nook with Exposed Beams

Across from the kitchen, this cute breakfast area is defined by salvaged wood beams on the ceiling. An interesting mix of furniture styles gives the space an eclectic feel, and an unusual chandelier serves as a focal point.

Exquisite Mediterranean Dining Room Boasts Ornate Columns

A large chandelier hangs above a long dining table in this mediterranean dining room. Ornate columns and fireplace add an elegant, formal touch to this exquisite space.

Formal Dining Room with Vintage Furnishings

A crystal chandelier with a sleek, oblong profile served as a starting point for this dining room redo. The hand-loomed rug and custom draperies have a soft sheen, working hand in hand with the lighting to create a dreamy space with subtle glamour. The modern dining chairs and acrylic table base were vintage finds. Custom-designed millwork adds architectural interest.

Yellow, Mint Green, Watermelon Pink Accents Create Summery Color Scheme in Casual Breakfast Nook

The casual nature of this breakfast nook is amplified by the mismatched seating arranged around a simple white dining table. To up the fun factor, the Chango & Co. design team added bright, yellow lantern-style pendant lights that work with the mint-colored chairs and watermelon pink table settings for a summery color scheme.

Contemporary Dining Room With Woodwork and Gallery Wall

Contrasting dark walls and white wainscoting set the tone in this contemporary dining room. Luxurious seating and glimmering tabletop decor soften the straight lines of the table, which is made from Canadian reclaimed wood planks and an industrial steel base. Overhead a multibulb light fixture warmly illuminates the space, while a gallery wall of framed photos adds a personal touch.

Blue and White Coastal Dining Room With Graphic Wallpaper

A bold wallpaper in a smaller room can sometimes make the space feel more intimate. In this dining room, a graphic blue-and-white pattern jazzes up the wall above the wainscoting and is a dynamic pairing with the white tree branch chandelier.

Modern Dining Room With Bold Upholstered Ghost Chairs

This light and bright dining room features several ghost chairs with lively multicolored upholstery. The chairs are positioned around a white lacquered dining table, while wall-to-wall mirrors offer a glimpse at the adjacent living room.

Lavish Transitional Dining Room With Crystal Chandelier, Orange Dining Chairs and Glass China Shelving

Glass china cabinets with mirrored backs create a beautifully bright and reflective backdrop for this dining room. Glass french doors and an enchanting crystal chandelier fit the sophisticated and airy feel of the design. A long wood dining table pops against the white backdrop and the bold orange chair cushions create an accent of color.

Midcentury Modern Dining Room With Starburst Chandeliers

This dining room features wall-to-wall windows, allowing natural light to illuminate the space. Two metal starburst chandeliers lend a fun touch, while plush blue chairs line the glass table. A neutral stone accent wall is paired with an exotic wood plank ceiling, while a brown console cabinet finishes the look of the space.
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Mid Century Modern Masterpiece

Mid Century Modern Masterpiece was featured by At Home Magazine, House of the year. Restoring the original architecture and unveiling style and sophistication. Main conversation and living area, comfortable and stylish with many seating options to sit by the fire. Polished concrete floors and clean white walls allow the architecture and custom furnishings to stand alone.

Neutral, Eclectic Dining Room is Elegant

The eclectic dining room uses soft neutrals to create a sophisticated space that mixes textures and patterns. Floral-printed wingback chairs flank the traditional dining table, while round-back chairs surround the rest of the table.

Contemporary Dining Room With Velvet Chairs and Chandelier

Plush-velvet gray chairs, deep purple linen napkins and a glamorous chandelier add drama to this contemporary dining room.

Contemporary Dining Area With Bold Orange Chairs

Striking orange chairs enliven this contemporary dining area with vibrancy and pizzazz. A sleek glass table and glass pendants keep from visually crowding or overwhelming the space, and sliding glass doors fill the space with natural light.
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Formal Dining Room

Dark wood elements, like the fireplace, floors and chairs, add a cozy, warm vibe. Two, elegant chandeliers hang from the reverse tray ceiling.

Stylish, Dark Navy Blue Dining Room

Most of this riverfront home's spaces display light, soothing colors as the wall color, but the dining room adds drama with its dark navy blue walls. Black wood chairs with blue and white cushions surround the oval dining table, with two neutral upholstered chairs in the corners for additional seating.

Traditional Dining Room with Gold Grasscloth

Traditional architectural elements abound in this classy and classic dining room, from the wainscoting to the wide door casings to the intricate coffered ceiling. A square dining table and on-trend grasscloth wallpaper update the space while keeping with the home's traditional design.

Contemporary Dining Room With Colorful Wall Art & Incredible View

The dining area seats ten comfortably and in style. Bold, multicolor wall art centers the gray stone accent wall, adding vibrant color to the muted color palette.

Live-Edge Dining Table Warms Contemporary Dining Room

Crisp white walls provide a clean, fresh backdrop for this contemporary dining room, and a symmetrical gallery wall adds tasteful touches of color. On the adjacent wall, built-in aquariums offer endless entertainment. A funky black chandelier crowns the space with whimsy, and a live-edge dining table lends unexpected warmth and rusticity to the design.
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Urban Dining Room With Views of San Diego

A glass dining table is paired with tangerine-colored chairs and sleek hanging light fixture to create an urban dining room in this San Diego condo.

Transitional Dining Room with Shimmering Details

Tailored seating and wainscoting are traditional elements in this glamorous dining room, while a farmhouse-style table adds a rustic vibe that adds to the room's intrigue. A row of mirrors mimics the lines in the mirrored sideboard, and color underfoot helps draw the eye throughout the space.

Blue Contemporary Dining Room With Blue Chairs

Fill a space with pieces and patterns you love, even if they seem wildly different. Keeping one or two similar colors between them will help to pull the look together.

Contemporary Dining Room With Dramatic Chandelier and Red Accent Wall

This contemporary dining room features a bold accent wall and dramatic glass chandelier. The ceiling is curved to match the archways on either side of the room, while a marble floor design adds an artistic touch. Brown leather dining chairs with neutral patterned upholstery are positioned around the table.

Eclectic Dining Room With Beautiful Colorado Views

Long gray benches and slipcovered armchairs are paired with a streamlined, rustic wood table. A contemporary chandelier brings a touch of glam to the space, which overlooks beautiful views of Snowmass, Colo., through picturesque windows.
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Eclectic Dining Room Has Dramatic Appeal

Dark chocolate walls create a sophisticated backdrop to this dramatic dining room. A bold orange ceiling is reflected in the upholstered chairs that surround the traditional dining table. An elegant chandelier brings a touch of Old World glamour to the space.
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Inviting Dining Room Features Danish Modern Furniture and Bright, Natural Light

Danish modern-style furniture sets the tone in this inviting dining room. The warm wood tones of the sideboard, dining chairs and pendant light offer an organic touch to the sleek, contemporary lines of the decor. French doors offer a stream of natural light to add a coziness to the space.

Eclectic Dining Room With Exposed Steel Beams

To boost the dining room's functionality and warmth, designer Harmony Weihs divided the space into zones.

Bold Art in Contemporary Dining Room

Dramatic art and lighting steals the show in this clean, contemporary dining room. Windows on all sides of the space bring in loads of natural light and offer great views of the backyard. A dark wood dining table with a clean metal base is set off by four plush, yet spare chairs with midcentury styling.

Open Concept Dining Area With Contemporary Furnishings

An open concept kitchen flows seamlessly into this dining area, which features a long dining table and sleek dining chairs. Three pendants provide stylish lighting, and a large window offers stunning views.

Black and White Transitional Dining Area With French Doors

Several sets of French doors allow easy flow from the dining area outside for al fresco entertaining. They also fill the space with natural light.

Custom Banquette Offers Seating & Storage

This custom banquette gives the illusion of a separate dining area in a small but open space. Additional storage is cleverly inserted underneath the seating.

Open Air Dining Room

Connected to the patio, the dining room invites the outdoors in with large sliding glass doors that open to display the gorgeous city view.

Loft With Large Dining Table, Hardwood Floor and Crystal Chandelier

This spacious loft brings together industrial and modern elements to create a space that's both hardworking and luxurious. In the foreground stands an exotic wood dining table, large enough to seat ten comfortably. The armchairs themselves are padded and upholstered, thus comfortable for a long, delicious meal. Above the table hangs an ornate crystal chandelier -- an added touch of elegance in the streamlined space.

Stone Dining Room With Wicker Chairs and Large Lanterns

The sleek dining table and wicker chairs in this dining room are different styles that work well together. Large lanterns bring great light to the dining space without feeling oversized, and an Aztec-style rug echoes the neutral tones in the stone cottage but adds a funky, modern feel to the space.

White Mediterranean Dining Room With Blue Chandelier

A round table keeps dinner parties intimate in this dining room that also features a blue glass chandelier and an incredible blue painted buffet.

Contemporary Formal Dining Room

A wood bead chandelier adds an eclectic touch to this formal dining room. The built-in bar with wine storage is conveniently located nearby.

Lavish Gold Dining Room With Eye-Catching Chandelier

Dazzling shades of gold saturate this lavish dining space. Patterned wallpaper with a metallic gleam creates the perfect backdrop, and an eye-catching chandelier serves as a striking focal point.

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