Vote For House & Home’s Best Dining Room Of 2018!
Dedicated dining rooms have gone in an out of fashion, but when you need a showcase for a fabulous meal, there really is no better theater for a dramatic culinary reveal. The best dining rooms we featured this year don’t stick to one prescribed look — they represent places where guests are eager to gather, no matter what style the table. Cast your vote for the dining room that makes you want to pull up a chair.
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Homeowner Bonnie Brooks is fond of keeping classic pieces, like the Minotti dining table and chairs from her previous Toronto home, but she always likes to update rooms with something fresh. In this case it’s a beautiful Bocci 28.37 light cluster fixture that picks up the tones of the artwork.
A twisty, elongated version of a wrought iron chandelier is a playful spin on Mission-style decorating, perfectly in keeping with this desert holiday home. Chairs upholstered in a neutral fabric mimic the tones of the floor for a seamless look that doesn’t compete with the spectacular mountain views outside.
A slatted white oak wall and wishbone-style dining chairs are pure mid-century modern touches in this dining room. A trio of shapely French pendant lights breaks up the straight lines.
There’s nothing precious about this Quebec dining room, where a medley of mismatched chairs is a witty, welcoming touch. A rustic table adds a farmhouse note to underscore the communal vibe.
Rattan chairs and climbing rose drapery panels give the dining room in Sarah Richardson’s weekend home, Starlight Farm, a fresh, outdoorsy feel. The star-like compass rose ceiling medallion and cut-out in the table base are recurring motifs that reference the name of the property.
A traditional wood trestle table has loads of charm to spare, and was painted white for a lighthearted look. Mismatched chairs give a collected-over-time feel, and add to the casual appeal of this room.
Fencing salvaged from a nearby horse paddock was repurposed to give warmth and texture to this dining room’s ceiling. Sculptural lighting, chairs and a glass dining table shift the mood away from feeling too rustic.
A bubbly cast-resin chandelier by Oly Studio floats above the table, and the large windows give the feel of dining in a treehouse.
Olympic gold medallist ice dancer Tessa Virtue loves the rustic, distressed finish of the light fixture — it was the first thing she bought for the dining room. Pretty, nailhead-detailed chairs and a new marble top on the console bring glamor.
Homeowner and designer Julie Charbonneau painted the walls in Benjamin Moore’s Silver Fox to give her dining room an ethereal, ’20s glamor. Placing upholstered, high-backed benches on either side of the fireplace maximizes seating and adds drama.
A sculptural PH Artichoke light helps define the dining area in this open-concept home. A spruce accent wall and glossy navy chairs provide luscious pops of color.
The farmhouse table made from reclaimed mangowood and linen slipcovered chairs sets the relaxed tone of this dining room. A matte black Empire chain chandelier suits the low-key vibe better than a crystal version.