Dining Room

Edgy and Sophisticated Dining Rooms

July 31, 2012

I have no where near this many books, and while I do like to read a bit I doubt I’ll ever have a big enough collection for an impressive library like this. Isn’t it wonderful, though? I love the inky blue wall color and the combination of a traditional table with modern chairs. The tulip chair is not my favorite modern design but it is iconic and fun. The home of Minnie Mortimer photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue, via My Favorite and My Best.

That rug is amazing. Lovely dining chairs and a killer gallery wall. I wish it had a chandelier and a shot of warmer color somewhere, but otherwise this is drool-worthy. The home of Julia Leach photographed by Patrick Cline for Lonny Mag, via pinkshirtsandcarwrecks.

This really melts my face off. It’s quite similar to the first photograph with its library style walls combined with a dining area, but it’s a bit more edgy. I love love love the black walls and combining that with the black dining set screams moody, masculine, bold awesomeness. The chipping on the chairs is a perfect touch of imperfection and seems to imply that despite the high-class of this room it really just wants to be a comfortable and well-loved nook for merry-making. The home of Mark Badgley and James Mischka photographed by Roger Davies for Elle Decor.

I love discovering trends in the images I’m drawn to. I had no idea I was hoarding shots with so many books! The home of Podge Bune photographed by Franscesco Lagnese for House Beautiful via My Favorite and My Best.

Deceptively simple. The gold framed bird art makes it for me. I love birds. And gold frames. The home of Zoe Johns and Max Catalano photographed by Liz Daly for Design*Sponge.

I am in love with this color palette, though it leans heavily on the piece of art. The colors in it are just lively enough to give this space so much energy yet the room’s clean lines and sophisticated pieces keep it classy and calm. Love it! The home of Katie Graham photographed by Derek Swalwell  for Design*Sponge.

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  • Reply mewling-quim July 31, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    It has always been a dream of mine to have a room where the walls are completely lined with bookcases and filled to the brim with all the best tomes. Not only is it useful, it also looks awesome. I also think it makes a room feel homey, lived-in, and like a great place to snuggle up by the fire.

    • Reply Christina Ebbers July 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      Books absolutely make a home feel lived-in and cozy. I still doubt I’ll ever have a full-on library but I definitely want to have a decent collection. You could totally pull of the library look. Do it!

  • Reply Iris Interiors LLC July 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    That is so strange. I was just looking at edgy, classic dining rooms (close wording) last night. I love these pictures. Perfect.

    • Reply Christina Ebbers July 31, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      What a happy coincidence! Great minds think alike. 🙂

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