Dust Off Your Dining Room: Contemporary Trends for a More Modern Style

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘dining room?’¬†An unexplored, shadowy place you only air out for Thanksgiving? The good china you only dust off for company? There is just something about dark wood and stylized, throne-like chairs that can make a dining room awkward to use. Luckily, trends have developed and […]

Stylish Dining Chairs To Put The Formal Back In The Dining Room

Over the past few years, the formal dining room has sort of fallen by the wayside as homeowners and designers alike clamor for bigger, more open and more integrated kitchens. But the maligned formal dining room is starting to make a comeback, with a strong emphasis on the formal. This might be surprising, since the […]

Cute Retro Dining Chairs For Your Dining Room Or Kitchen Island

In the past few years there’s been a huge resurgence of many retro styles. Everything from midcentury seats all the way back to turn of the century antiques are making an appearance in dining rooms around the country. Rustic, reclaimed pieces have been especially popular, adding a homey, old fashioned accent to a contemporary kitchen. […]

Metal Dining Chairs For Just About Any Dining Room

Wood has long been the go-to material for dining room chairs, but it certainly isn’t the only option. Metal dining chairs are a unique and distinctive alternative, and have started to become popular not only in modern spaces, but also in very traditional ones, too. These sleek, gunmetal finished steel and aluminum chairs have an […]

Mix-And-Match Dining Chairs For A Casual Kitchen Or Dining Room

Over the last few years, kitchens and dining rooms have gotten a lot more casual. Large, open kitchens aren’t just for cooking anymore – they can be used as a gathering spot for the whole family and a convenient hub for entertaining. And often dining rooms are no longer necessarily their own separate space, but […]

Cute, Colorful Retro Dining Chairs For A Casual, Eclectic Dining Space

Often home design is talked about in broad strokes: modern, transitional, traditional, or other relatively narrow, unified categories like Louis XV or shabby chic. But lately a more eclectic approach to decorating has become more popular. That is, choosing elements from lots of different styles to build the look you want, rather than choosing specific […]

Reclaimed Wood Dining Tables – A Timeless Statement Piece

In recent years, reclaimed wood has gone from only being used in very specialized, niche markets to being one of the trendiest materials in contemporary design. Reclaimed wood furniture has beautiful built-in character, not just for the grain and stain of the wood, but for the natural variation, the dings, wear, and tear that make […]

Contemporary Classic Dining Sets: Updated Antiques For A Modern Home

If there’s one big trend in home design today, it seems to be a push back against modern design. This is somewhat surprising, because modern design has been gaining steadily in popularity for years. According to some, it’s even overtaken traditional design in the bathroom and the kitchen. But increasingly, homeowners are looking for a […]