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February 29, 2016
We love how these distinct dining rooms enjoy home-cooked meals in the modern world.
Muuto Split Table and Hem’s Bento Chairs in dining room of Saint Paul, MN home by D/O

A built-in bench works well with a dining room that fits comfortably next to the stairs in a 1,700-square-foot Minnesota home

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Originally appeared in A Minimalist Home Negotiates a Small Site in Saint Paul, MN
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Modern dining room with white oak floors and a Restoration Hardware table

Clean lines and natural wood details are abound in this dining room in a high-tech Toronto home surrounded by nature

Originally appeared in On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech
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The dining room of this renovated London home opens up to the backyard. The area features a sliding, glazed curtain wall system framed in black aluminum, a timber framed seating nook, polished concrete flooring, and a custom dining table designed by McLauchlan.

Originally appeared in How to Do Polished Concrete Floors
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Interior dining area at Russel Wright's Manitoga.

20th-century designer Russell Wright designed his dining room and living area to open directly to an outdoor terrace as well. A massive tree trunk, seen center right, helps support the roof.

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Originally appeared in The Remarkable Home of Modernist Designer Russel Wright
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dining room with original tilework

Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue. In the dining room, which opens to the backyard terrace, original tilework on the floors and walls complement decidedly modern counterparts—an original 1938 Butterfly chair by Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, and a 1983 TMC floor lamp by Spanish designer Miguel Milá.

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Originally appeared in The Barcelona Home Like No Other
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Mexican dining room with glass walls

Taller Estilo Arquitectura designed a house around a 100-year-old tree by mixing indoor and outdoor spaces. Handcrafted green cement tile floors are used in the kitchen and in many of the living spaces in the home. The dining room enjoys practical proximity to the kitchen, and direct access to the outdoors. Unanimously, the team of architects’ favorite part of the home is “where the kitchen, dining room, and patio are all together—where the interior and exterior are in conjunction.” Reclaimed midcentury office chairs from IGSA and polished aluminum and glass walls complete the space. 

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Alberto Cáceres Centeno
Originally appeared in An Indoor-Outdoor House in Mexico Curves Around a Giant Tree
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Dining room with Arne Jacobsen chairs

Neighborliness can seem like a thing of the past in many suburbs today, a trend that architects Andrew Maynard and Mark Austin were hoping to counter when they approached the renovation and extension of a weatherboard home outside Melbourne for a couple and their twins. The dining room serves as the hub for all activity. Original Series 7 chairs by Arne Jacobsen complement a table Maynard designed and dubbed the “Zero Waste Table,” since it utilizes every inch of a large wood sheet. To the right, a sliding door opens to the garden. 

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Originally appeared in Clever House Resembles an Entire Village
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An American architect in Paris experiments with Corbusian perceptions of interior and exterior space. Using new steel framing, a clear glass floor above a living-dining area was added to bring daylight to both levels and “to pull the view of the courtyard and the sky deeper into the apartment,” architect Michael Herrman said. 

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Originally appeared in A Corbusier-Inspired Parisian Home
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San Francisco dining room with chandelier and Eames shell chairs

A San Francisco home in the Theatre Lofts building, built in 1926 as a movie palace, was given a sophisticated upgrade by LOCZIdesign. The dining room features vintage Eames shell chairs with new walnut legs, an Ovaata Dining Table by Element Living, and a Gala 7220 chandelier by Rich Brilliant Willing.

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Margot Hartford Photography
Originally appeared in San Francisco Loft in a Former Movie Palace
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Mix and match dining chairs around wood table with pendant lamp in Dwell magazine

A midcentury home in Portland uses an assortment of dining chairs, including vintage iterations on the Eames shell chair by Charles and Ray Eames and Stokke's Tripp Trapp chair, are clustered around a table lit by a pendant lamp by Coco Flip Design Studio. 

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Originally appeared in Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside
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Muuto Split Table and Hem’s Bento Chairs in dining room of Saint Paul, MN home by D/O

A built-in bench works well with a dining room that fits comfortably next to the stairs in a 1,700-square-foot Minnesota home

Photo by Chad Holder.

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