With all of the houseguests and dinner parties and Thanksgiving celebrations happening this week, we’ve got the dining room on the mind. Whether you have a cozy breakfast nook that you squeeze all the friends you can around, or a grand entertaining space, we love the idea of a room that’s dedicated to gathering ‘round.
So, in true pre-holiday-weekend fashion, we’ve been cruising the web for a little inspiration to take home with us. From minimalist designs to sculptural light fixtures, here are 10 dining spaces we can’t get enough of:
This white and tan stunner is the epitome of minimalism done right. With a sleek banquette flanking the dining table on one side, and casually comfortable chairs on the other, Secto Design’s Magnum Pendant 4202 can cast its presence over the entire ensemble. (via)
Speaking of sleek and sexy, going all-black in the dining room can be a little unexpected, but here it works particularly well, keeping the look minimal and elegant with black flooring, overhead lighting, table, and chairs. Plus, keeping things monochromatic is one way to let your food take center stage. (via)
The juxtaposition of natural wood against modern sculptural seating is irresistible in this organic dining room featured in Apartment Therapy. Nestled up against an old fashioned library, it’s as fit for curling up with a book as it is for hosting a comfortable get together. We love the curvy lines of the Panton Chairs brushing up against the masculine, rough edges of the more rustic table. (via)
And speaking of unexpected…if you’re short on space, investing in furniture that does double duty is a great way to make the most of it. This one works as part modern dining table and part billiards table for a quintessentially cool piece that will take you from Sunday suppers to side pockets and snooker in no time. (via)
If you love color, pick one or two areas to punch it into a room for the most impact. In this case, Homepolish’s Orlando Soria brightened up this dining nook with a fresh coat of bright paint and a statement-making wall print. The combo is reminiscent of a weekend beach pad. (via)
For styles that meet somewhere between eclectic and funky and modern, this dining room is right up your alley. A mismatched chair collection, ample accessories and bold artwork make this room feel like a collector’s dream, like a showcase for all of their favorite things. Even with plenty going on here, the Patrick Townsend chandelier makes a big statement and brings a modern edge to a somewhat traditional room. (via)
We love this unexpectedly modern room that has a big of a bohemian vibe, thanks to rattan pendants and imperfect wood finishes. All of that up against a white backdrop feels warm and lived-in, and the stools look prime for pulling up a seat around a good meal. (via)
Spotlighted in Milk Magazine, this shapely copper table provides the perfect accompaniment to Achille Castiglioni’s Taraxacum 88 Suspension by Flos Lighting. We love the mix of shiny metal with rustic wood on a bright white backdrop. (via)
Oh, cobalt blue. You’re beautiful in every form, but especially in this surfboard-like tabletop. It’s such a fun mix of styles happening here: bold color? Check. Traditional chandy? Check. Exotic woodwork in that modern bench? Check and check. Designed by Francis O’Haene, this delightful dinette is both stunning and simple at the same time and together, just works. (via)
A collection of Hans J. Wegner’s Wishbone Chairs is a surefire way to bring modern style to the kitchen—we love them here since the space lets the signature shape of the chairs take center stage, with an open layout that makes the chef part of the party. (via)
The takeways? Start with a single piece: a bold lighting fixture, or a showstopping table or even an unexpected textile to start building a modern look you can call your own. If it feels like you, you can’t go wrong. Which of the above modern dining spaces inspires you?