5 Ways to Craft an Unique High-Style Dining Room

One of the fun things we love to do at home is to sit around the dining table with candles on  and soft music on at the end of the day.  We feel we really need this to wind down each day and to get ready for a good-night sleep.  we also love to put up a  festive themed tabletop on each holiday since  we celebrate almost every holiday as much as we can. Besides kitchen, a dining room is the place where people get together with families and friends for formal parties or casual gatherings all the time. So, the design of a dining room is really important for you to enjoy by yourself to the maximum and nourish  your loving relationships. And you want this space to be unique and reflect your own personality and of course well designed.  Today we are going to talk about 12 ways to devise a one-of-the-kind dining room.

1. Decide function first. Before you start the design process, you need to know how you would like to use this space—a formal dining or a casual gathers only?  The way how you want to use the space will set the foundation for the design process.

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Alex Papachristidis’s dining room for last spring’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York incited a frenzy on social media—so much so that even the interior designer, a bit of an Instagram sensation himself with more than 52,000 follow­ers, was surprised. Still, he’d expected the room to make an impression. “That’s what you do with a showhouse: You go wild,” he says. “People want to be wowed.”

Although the dining room is getting more casual and relaxed, still, most of home owners still want to make their dining room very  formal with a big wow factor. If this the case, the striking artwork, unique wall-treatment,  flooring, right light fixtures, one-of-the-kind furnishings and upscale custom furniture might be the options for you to consider. In this New Yorker Designer Alex Papachristidis designed dining room, the light-grey-colored hand-painted wallpaper is one of the key features for this stunning sumptuous  dining room.  Also the gilded Louis XVI dining chairs really stand out from the muted almost monogram color palette. The crystal chandelier, the gilded clock  further emphosis the wow factor and luxury feel. So our suggestions here to crrate a formal dining room: invest in a good-quality dining table setting and choose furnishings to compliment the dining table setting.

 

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2. Have a focal point.

The trick here is to make the table the center of attention, so that your guests are compelled to take a seat and dinner companions are the main focus.  Once the table is situated, arrange all other furnishings and accessories so that they complement this focal point. Also read this article on tables-capes.

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We love this refined combined with rustic look. It’s truly a lay-back space with a high style thanks to the comfy slippery chair, the rustic wood table and floral wallpaper.
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The pink fresh roses on the table , soothe blue fabric on the dining chairs and plushy pillows on the banquette create such a calming dining setting to invite you to take a seat.
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The wasabi-wasabi like chandelier and the long wood table are casual, relaxing with a big style.
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Aren’t you thrilled to be invited to sitting around this polish dining setting.
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3. Gold bold  with colors and surface treatments.

Unique colors and textures completely transform a space by  creating  interesting textures and surfaces in the major horizontal planes: the floor, the table, and the ceiling.

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This high-gloss bright blue wall finish makes this dining room stand out .
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We love the silver-leaf ceiling treatment which looks elegant and bounce light around.
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a scenic tapestry on the wall can be a conversation starter.

4. Mix and Match.

Mixing and matching  furnishings, lighting, or artwork is a fun part to design your dining room. It often creates unexpected result and makes the style of the space timeless.

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In this space, six neutral dining chairs are contrasted by two zebra print armchairs.
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We love how the tradition crystal chandelier contrasts with super modern dining table and chairs to make the space so fresh and fashion-forward.
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This minimalism chandelier makes the traditional dining room decor look so fresh and interesting.
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Again, the mid-century modern chandilioer inject playfuness to this traditional dining room.
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The gold modern chandelier brings youthfulness to a traditional dining room.

 

5. Always looking for custom furnishings.

We assume you want to have a dining room  unlike any other. So please always look for  custom furnishings. A one-of-a-kind table or unique chairs will help a dining room stand out. The custom, live-edge wood table is the focal point of this space

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The custom, live-edge wood table is the focal point of this space.

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5 Ways to Create a High Style Room with a Relaxing Vibe

We all want the freshest, newest and coolest look for our home in the new year, don’t we?  If refreshing your home in high style is  one of your goals in 2020,   please read on this blog since we are going to share some industry insights in the following 5 ways to help you reach your goal in 2020 by showcasing our newly designed dining room project.

  1. First and foremost, always keep true to your own style and choose things that you love and  are attracted to. You may notice that there are a strong wave going on years for mid-century style furnishings and you can find mid-century  furniture and decor in any big box retailers now . If mid-century is your style, that is all good.   But just bear in mind that not all of mid-century furniture is created equal.  If you are a classical lover, I have a good news for you that classic design with new twists is coming back big.  Millenniums are now looking for one of   kinds  of vintage pieces, antique  and art to curate their own personal style. They definitely don’t want their home just look like their neighbors.
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Full-body drapery panels, upholstered furniture always elevate a room elegantly in a big way.   Well-made and crafted pieces are always worthy of an investment in a long term. In this dining room design, we pair 4 blush linen upholstered slipper-covered chairs with 2 of Champaign gilded modernized Louis XVI chairs to create a very sophisticated yet relaxing  dining  atmosphere.
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We love these clean-lined modern classic furniture with beautiful details.

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2. Stay muted natural color palette with pops of color in a subtle and cohesive way is a great approach to create a timeless interior.

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We stay neutral for all of main furniture, wall colors and drapery while having pop of color in artworks, crystal vases, fresh flower arrasngments
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We love how  pink, purple, blue play off  with neutral background colors –blush, blue and cream in this dining room. Plus, blue on Waterford tumblers is relevant to the theme color  of 2020— Pantone color of the Year–Classic Blue. You always can easily replace these items as the season is  changing to keep your home fresh year around.
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At this time of the year, we would like to have some touch of  Chinoiserie  not only because they sing with the rest of the room decor also because Chinese New Year is coming and it is the time to celebrate the year of rat with our handpicked oriental decor.

3. Layering  the room with different elements, patterns and textiles and etc… is another way to create timeless look  since layering always bring in  interests, depth, dimensions and personalities to the space.

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We love this oriental blue-and-white vase sitting on a white gilded pedestal.
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What an intricate pattern on the large blue-and-white porcelain vase.

4. Have something sparkling to create a high-design and high-polished  style for the room that is important to you and your family.

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Crystal chandeliers and crystal  decor  objects are always our go-to items to create high-style interiors.  In this case, a modern crystal chandelier echos crystal vases on the dining table.  We love to use a group of vases with different sizes to create a more fun and relaxing atmosphere.
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An amethyst Vase is modern and fashion-forward.

5.  Yes, fresh flowers please. They help add pops of color and make any room alive in a second. We usually prefer to  loose style  flower arrangements since they often  invoke  a relaxing vibe.

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A group of loose flower arrangements in crystal and ceramic vases are chic, cheerful and elegant.  They, for sure, enhance your appetite.

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A Modern Classic Dining Room

Wether it is formal, or very casual, a dining room in all kinds of styles–modern contemporary, coastal, bohemian, mid-century modern, Scandinavia  often makes a  home homy since this is the place where families get together and chill at the end of the day.  My design philosophies are: it needs to be beautiful so it can please eye and it also needs to be comfortable so we can totally relax here.

Take a peek at this our recently designed modern classic dining room.

 

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KHK Designs’Holiday ShowHouse Classical—DiningRoom

We have used light lilac chnocssorie wallpaper to give this dining room a touch of feminity

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Phil Table Lamp by GlobalViews—A large round pill shaped bulb sits on top of a block in a shiny nickel finish. Our Pill Table Lamp is a contemporary wonder that would work even in the most classic of spaces. Topped with a ivory faux silk shade, the clean lines and minimal styling keep it fresh.Dimensions
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Tabletop Setup Before & After

One of the things I am passionate about all the time is to set up a tabletop for whatever the reasons .   It’s fun and  it’s about celebrating life with beautiful things.   Here are 5 elements to successfully set up a table:

  1. Runners, placemats,  or fresh-patterned tablecloth
  2. Chanderliers
  3. Candles
  4. Floral enter piece
  5. China

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Chive – Hudson 24 Hole Flute, 24 Inches Long Rectangle Unique Clear Glass Bud Flower Vase, Low Laying Elegant Centerpiece, Home Decor Weddings (Large)

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My Dining-room Makeover

Hi, guys, Happy Saturday!  As usual, I love to work in my garden a little bit earlier in the morning just to refresh my mind and feel good.  My backyard garden looks  so green and lush now.

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So, today, I would like to share the recent makeover I just did for my dining room– new blush draperies, re-upholstered blue velvet French dining chairs, some fresh tabletops, please have a sneak peek:

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A Peek at Our Spring Style Look-book—Dining Room

Spring makes us feel cheerful, fresh, hope,  and upbeat.  The design of this dining room drew inspiration from nature.  Lavender, pink, blush, green and red are all colors we find from spring gardens.  With a touch of French sophistication, we celebrate spring in this elegant and feminine room.

 

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5 Ways to Create an Elegant Dining Room

 

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It’s right middle of the week. I am looking for something that can cheer me up.  Then I saw this design we did recently. Something in this photo makes me feel soft.  Maybe it’s a group of pastel-colored pillows on the banquette. Here are 5 ways to create formal, elegant yet relaxing dining room.

  1. Have a neutral color palette with pop of pastel on the ceiling.
  2. Install ceiling-to-the-floor drapery.
  3. Mix formal with cozy.  For example, we mix very formal mahogany dining table with this lay-back banquette.
  4. Modern flower arrangement and candles light up this traditional room.
  5. Modern chandelier also adds a touch of freshness to this dining room