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The Return of the Formal Dining Room

Dining Table

In recent years, many homeowners have elected to rename, repurpose, and redesign their formal dining room spaces into home offices, libraries, music rooms and even media spaces.

With a focus on connection with others sans electronics, a trend of late is to recapture the beauty and formality of the formal dining room and return it to its original splendor.

Entertaining friends, having a place to seat a group around one table, and with a bent toward the elegance of the past, formal dining rooms are being designed to be a gorgeous space in which to actually dine.

A stunning formal dining room might include:

• Wallpaper that wows!
• Bold color, elegant and substantial with depth.
• Luxurious lighting, modern chandeliers, and layers of light captured by sconces, overhead fixtures, and accent lighting.
• A generously sized table with comfortable seating.
• A focal point – fireplace, work of art, even the ceiling.
• Clever tucked away storage to tuck away fondue pots, chafing dishes, crystal candlesticks, fancy dinnerware.
• Glitz and glamour on a bar cart.

Whatever your design aesthetic, adding drama, going bold, or even delighting in whimsy are appropriate here.



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