Contemporary dining sets are not always sets. Often homeowners, interior designers, and architects are finding that choosing dining tables they love, and chairs they love are the best way to set the mood for dining rooms.

An Elegant Dining Room in Mexico City
The owner of Flexform’s New York showroom, David Levy, creates an elegant dining room overlooking Mexico City.
Minimalist Pine-Clad Dining Room in Sweden
Perched atop a hill between a large park and Gothenburg's former industrial past rests architect Per Bornstein's 1,400 square...
Dining Room Pendant Lighting Sets the Mood in an Eclectic Oregon Home
The updated design of this Oregon home reflects the young family by using fresh colors, contemporary furniture, and of course,...
Gaffney House Dining Room
For their weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, architect Lynn Gaffney and her husband, Bill Backus, filled their natural wood...
6 Essential Tips For Selecting the Perfect Dining Room Lighting
Adding a light fixture (or two) to your dining room is like putting the icing on a cake: it’s that final, special touch that can...
Photographer Lisa Diederich's Dining Room Reveal
Get ready to “ooh” and “ahh” over Lisa Diederich’s stunning dining room!
Photo of the Week: Plant-Filled Austin Dining Room
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
Before & After: A Kitchen and Dining Room Swap Places in This Home Renovation
An Oregon couple taps His Builders to convert their kitchen into the "modern, simple, Scandinavian-inspired" space of their...
How to Decorate Your Dining Room at Every Decade
It's the one place in the house where we celebrate the art of feasting, family, and friendship.
7 Prefabs Set in Nature
One of the benefits of prefabricated and modular buildings is that they leave minimal construction waste and can be built without...
Artist's Dining Room in Valencia with Fringed Paper Walls
Paper artist Pierre Pozzi uses his signature material to wrap the dining room walls of his home in Valencia, Spain.
Traditional Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Living
Inspired by hilltop views and traditional New England farm and barn structures, Marvin Architect's Challenge-winner Michael...
A Cramped Attic Became a Sunny Dining Room in this Renovation of a Copenhagen Tudor
A furniture designer carves out a modern family home in a renovated 1925 structure on the outskirts of Copenhagen.
Photo of the Week: Modern Dining Room Featuring a George Nelson Lamp
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
Artist Reinvents the Contemporary Art Experience
Sargam Griffin, a contemporary artist located in Healdsburg, California, is reinventing the art experience.
An Eclectic Living Room in Antwerp
Gallerist Veerle Wenes has sage advice for composing interior spaces: "People should choose objects for their home with passion,...
A Contemporary Home Cascades Down the Hillside in Vancouver
Astounding mountain and harbor views in Central Vancouver direct the remodel of this 1970s dwelling.
A Contemporary Extension Gives This Australian Home a New Face
A contemporary lean-to extension provides a fresh modern look to this 1960s Australian dwelling.
A Contemporary Cottage Is a Warm Refuge For a Family of Skiers
Built for a family of ski lovers, this holiday home known as the Cottage in Sutton recedes into its lush landscape with a sleek...
Kids' Room Renovation
A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space.