Collection by Allie Weiss

Modern Dining Rooms


A selection of modern dining rooms from homes appearing on and Dwell magazine.

Some say the dining room is dead in modern homes. What do you think? Has the kitchen table and the family living room made the dining room obsolete? Anecdotally, even in traditional homes we've notice dining rooms going unused.

If you are looking for how the modern dining room is morphing into other types of spaces - like dining al fresco - head over to

Whether you prefer to dine indoors or outdoors, at a table for two, or with a growing family, these homes offer loads of inspiration for breaking bread. We selected an eclectic collection of spaces with materials of all kinds including tile, cement, wallpaper, rich wood, and paint treatments ranging from neutrals to bright hues. Tell us what you think in the comments.

The floor tiles are close matches to the originals, which had to be replaced after a pipe burst.
The cooking/dining space is the heart of the house, and is open to the elements.
For the outdoor dining room, interior designer Damon Liss selected a Soho pendant lamp by Joan Gaspar, Trennza chairs...
The Plyned dining table from Viesso is a graceful, yet structured modern design.
The dining room features a Glo-Ball T table lamp by Jasper Morrison.
In the dining area, Metropolitan side chairs by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia surround a Surf Table designed by Carlo...
Oskar and Karl, 12 and 9, share breakfast at their family’s summer getaway in Sweden.
The space was reoriented in order to accommodate a third bedroom for the residents' second child.
The light fixtures, a string of dangling lights seen above the dining table, emulate what SHED Architects principal...
Large family gatherings are common so the dining table by Moon Custom Millwork comfortably seats 12; it’s made from...
The 1,500-square-foot apartment is a Moscow-based couple's second home.
In the dining area, a Campo d’oro table from De Padova is ringed by vintage Michael Thonet Bentwood chairs.
In the dining room, a James Burleigh table sits beneath a sizeable skylight.
The dining room features vintage Eames shell chairs with new walnut legs, an Ovaata Dining Table by Element Living, and...
Throughout the house, Curtiss mixed natural materials with industrial ones.
The living room opens to the dining room, which abuts the kitchen and home office.
Ipe paneling and concrete floors continue into the living area, where a photograph by Scott McFarland hangs above the...
An oversize oval black linen shade from Dogfork Lamp Arts hangs above a table Maca created out of a wood slab from West...
In the dining room, Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs sit snugly beneath a table custom-made of Celery Top Pine by Tasmanian...
In the Tribeca penthouse of a young bachelor, Reddymade Design kept most of the space intact, focusing on adding bright...

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