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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
Mine Dining
In the depths of an ancient quarry in the south of France, a solitary chef nourishes travelers’ appetites for authenticity.
Kids' Room Renovation
A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space.
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,...
Reimagining the California Ranch, Low/Rise House Sets a New Standard For Sustainability
The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the...
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...
This Tiny Trailer Makes the World its Living Room
In Northern California, a renovation reimagines a vintage trailer as an off-the-grid mobile home.
A Green House in Japan Sets the Stage for Family Time
This single-family home in Himeji, Japan was built with three daughters, two dogs, and lush, green exteriors in mind.