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.

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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Mine Dining
In the depths of an ancient quarry in the south of France, a solitary chef nourishes travelers’ appetites for authenticity.
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.
Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio
At first sight, the plain barn adjacent to Lone and Søren Asmusson’s home in Farum, Denmark, looks like any other thatched barn...
Fine Dine-ing
Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot...
Set on Stone
How a firm foundation—in history, place, and atop an old rock wall—sets the tone for the Depot House’s next...
Traditional Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Living
Inspired by hilltop views and traditional New England farm and barn structures, Marvin Architect's Challenge-winner Michael...
Contemporary Nordic Town House
With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects,...
50 Dashing Dining Rooms
Pull up a chair and gather around the table for our very own supper club.
Dining In, Dining Out
Once while dining at a minimal-chic German restaurant in San Francisco, my date marveled at the elegant simplicity of the...
Escape to a Thai Beach House That Showcases the Work of Multiple Contemporary Designers
On Natai Beach in southern Thailand's Phang Nga, is a beach house that showcases interiors by some of the world's best...
How to Set the Stage For Outdoor Living With Scenic Doors
With an impressive array of scenic doors that capture views and connect spaces both inside and outside the home, Marvin Windows...
Set in the Future
When Tron raced into theaters on neon treads in 1982, the futuristic backdrops were a vis-ual revelation for cinema geeks.