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June 22, 2015
Made for entertaining, the dining room is an ideal place for standout modern pieces.
Modern Swedish family dream getaway with Ilva table and Carl Hansen & Søn chairs in dining area

At a family-friendly summer getaway in Sweden, the home is oriented to take advantage of sea views. The dining table is from ILVA, and the CH36 chairs by Hans Wegner are from Carl Hansen & Søn. 

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Originally appeared in A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun
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Modern dining room with a chandelier

In a 1920s building on St-Dominique Street in Montreal, formerly a factory for canned soup, a sleek apartment for a family now stands. In the open-plan dining area, a Major Crown chandelier by Nemo hangs above a Zeus-Noto table and Kartell chairs.

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Originally appeared in Luminous Modern Apartment in an Industrial Montreal Building
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Japanese-Inspired Bainbridge Island house dining room and kitchen

A renovated 1970s house in Washington features a string of dangling lights above the dining table. The table previously had an awkward placement around a column. For a more efficient solution, the architects simply embedded the table in the column, using carefully selected wooden supports that would match existing tones. 

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Originally appeared in A Smart Update for a Japanese-Inspired Midcentury Modern House
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McLean, Virginia, Bridge House Dining Room and Fireplace

This dining table by Moon Custom Millwork in a multigenerational Virgina home comfortably seats 12; it’s made from wood that resident Sam Chung salvaged himself.

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Originally appeared in This Woodland Home in Virginia Was Built for Modern, Multigenerational Living
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Berlin apartment with a modern dining room

The stately dining setup in a Berlin apartment features a custom table and Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs. 

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Jens Bösenberg
Originally appeared in Black Marble Runs Through This Refined Berlin Apartment
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El Topo dining area with De Padova table.

In the dining area of a Wisconsin home, a Campo d’oro table from De Padova is ringed by vintage Michael Thonet Bentwood chairs.

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Originally appeared in Wildlife Surrounds This Epic Home in the Hills
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The Gables Dining Room, London

A dining table sits beneath a sizeable skylight in this London dwelling. Throughout the ground floor, additional lighting is recessed in the coffered ceilings.

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Originally appeared in London Industrial Compound Converted Into Modern Housing
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San Francisco dining room with chandelier and Eames shell chairs

A San Francisco 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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Originally appeared in San Francisco Loft in a Former Movie Palace
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San Francisco residence dining room with Cherner table legs and yellow chairs

At another San Francisco residence, a pendant lamp from RLM Lighting hangs above a table that combines Cherner table legs with a new white laminate top. The yellow chairs are by Tolix.

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Originally appeared in One Bedroom Became Three in This Space-Efficient San Francisco Renovation
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Bienstock/Sayer Family Apartment Dining Area

The walnut dining table in a bright New York City apartment has a handy extension leaf. “The family needed a table that extends for large family dinners, but didn’t feel too formal for everyday use,” architect Jane Stageberg explains, adding, “Most meals happen around the broader end, but the table can expand to seat up to fourteen.” The dining chairs are Saarinen and the light fixture above the table is from FLOS

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Andy Ryan
Originally appeared in Luminous Apartment in a Historic NYC Building
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Dining Area, Living Room with Fireplace in Indian Summer home in Southern California

Ipe paneling defines this high-design dining space in Indian Wells, California. Surrounding the dining table, by Riva 1920, are walnut chairs the couple found locally. 

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Originally appeared in One Canadian Family Beats the Cold by Escaping to the California Desert
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Dining table with bench seating.

A wood slab table is paired with bench seats from De La Espada and a vintage brass candelabrum in a family home near Lake Tahoe. The credenzas are Bo Concept

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Originally appeared in The Ski Retreat for All Seasons
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The Lookout House Kitchen in Tasmania

In the dining room of a Tasmanian homeHans Wegner Wishbone chairs sit snugly beneath a table custom-made of Celery Top Pine by Tasmanian furniture designer Dave McKean. The drum lighting pendants by Axiom were also made using local timber.

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Originally appeared in One-of-a-Kind Glass Facade Gives Tasmanian House Unforgettable Views
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Tribeca penthouse with dining table and Tropicalia Moroso chairs

In the Tribeca penthouse of a young bachelor, Reddymade Design kept most of the space intact, focusing on adding bright and appealing furniture and materials. Tropicalia chairs from Moroso surround an El Dom table from Cassina. The pendant is from Petite Friture. 

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Ball & Albanese
Originally appeared in Lovely NYC Abodes That Will Give You Apartment Envy
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Dining room with IKEA geometric rug and pendant lights

The dining table in this Royan, France apartment is from French retailer AM.PM., the pendants are by Him + Her, and the shelves are by Tomado Holland. An Ikea rug echoes the geometric motif found throughout the rest of the apartment.

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Originally appeared in Flea Market Finds and Modern Design Can Live in Harmony
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São Paulo apartment dining room with local wood floors and HAY chairs

The verdant terrace of a São Paulo apartment is integrated into the dining room. J104 chairs by Jørgen Bækmark for Hay are arranged around a freijo wood dining table by Etel Carmona. 

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Originally appeared in This is How You Grow a Garden in the Sky
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Modern Swedish family dream getaway with Ilva table and Carl Hansen & Søn chairs in dining area

At a family-friendly summer getaway in Sweden, the home is oriented to take advantage of sea views. The dining table is from ILVA, and the CH36 chairs by Hans Wegner are from Carl Hansen & Søn. 

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