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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Traditional Farmhouse Meets Contemporary Living
Inspired by hilltop views and traditional New England farm and barn structures, Marvin Architect's Challenge-winner Michael...
Artist Reinvents the Contemporary Art Experience
Sargam Griffin, a contemporary artist located in Healdsburg, California, is reinventing the art experience.
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.
Sunny Renovation of an Eichler Great Room
Two tech professionals living in an early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley desired a more open space for their young kids to...
Contemporary Modern in a Mid-Century Mecca
When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner Michael Thomas, set out to build a home of their...
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.
Expert Design Advice: Outdoor Dining Spaces
On the record, Andrew Busch is an expert Design Associate at Room & Board Chicago, with a skill for creating modern outdoor...
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...
Classic West Meets Contemporary Cool at the Anvil Hotel in Jackson, Wyoming
New York City-based Studio Tack transforms a 1950s motel into a modern property that incorporates local culture into its...
Shop the Look: Midcentury Living Room
Bring the sleek, sculptural forms of the middle of the century into your modern home.
Contemporary Kansas Home with Wood Slatted Exterior Screen
Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget and a steep slope to build a modern Midwest haven.
Kids' Room Renovation
A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space.
Contemporary Kitchen Island Pendants Spotted in California Home
Niche modern kitchen island pendants serve as a beautiful centerpiece in this neutral space by Jules Art of Living.