The holiday season is finally here which means that lively dinner parties, warm family gatherings and bright festivities are only going to increase throughout the end of the year. Create a dining area that not only invites guests in, but makes them feel comfortable and at ease – so they will want to mix and mingle all evening long. We’ve taken some tips from some of our favorite designer partners when it comes to decorating formal dining settings. Here are some of our favorites!
- Mixing the old with the new
Why we love it: This elegant dining room by Stephen Alexander Homes beautifully marries old and new elements. The open floor plan gives a contemporary, fresh feel – while more traditional details such as the Fiorentino chandelier and crown molding juxtaposes a warm, classic design. The contrasting effect is just stunning!
- Perfecting with pendants
Why we love it: The design trend to pair bold, statement pendants in the place of a traditional dining chandelier is one of our favorites of the year. Possibilities for Design masters the mix, finishing off this inviting dining area with blue accents for a wintry environment.
- Neutral nuances
Why we love it: There’s no doubt that a neutral color scheme is both beautiful and timeless. The subtle pattern on the wall creates visual interest, intersected by smooth curtains that break up the design. The look is complete with our Fortune chandelier above a unique, hexagonal table.
- Circular sensation
Why we love it: Bold, bright and beautiful are all words to describe this inviting dining setting adorned with our Equinox oval pendants. The eye-catching display of pendants really contributes to the “wow” factor of this dining room by Possibilities for Design.
- Farmhouse chic
Why we love it: Distressed wood accents, classic lanterns and natural elements complete this farmhouse dining setting. Add a modern touch with unique end chairs.
- Cool, refreshing hues
Why we love it: Who says holiday decorating has to be full of red, green and gold? Silvery and icy blue accents create a color palette that decks the halls in a sophisticated fashion. A Brushed Nickel or Polished Chrome light fixture finishes the design.