Dwell's Favorite 18 Dining Room Medium Hardwood Floors Design Photos And Ideas

The rear garden looks into the kitchen and dining space right through the internal courtyard and beyond.
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The dining area features an ash table designed by Desai Chia and created by Gary Cheadle. The chairs are by Jens Risom.
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Leelanau County, Michigan
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017
Large sliding doors allow the dining area to flow into the courtyard.
The concrete wall mimics the slope of the hill outside as a reference to early Maori structures that were dug into the land. The simple kitchen has strandboard cabinetry and an MDF island that conceals a fireplace at one end. The ceramic works on the built-in seat at right are by Raewyn Atkinson and Robyn Lewis.
Piet Hein Eek's wooden chairs add a touch of color to the monochromatic Amsterdram apartment of Hunter Hindman and Shelby Carr.
“What often happens in our relationship is I come to Funn with an idea and he makes it into something livable.” —Vincent Kartheiser
Kitchen and dining area from point of entry with coffee and drink service beyond
In the living room, spare Scandinavian design takes center stage. Hans Wegner’s Wishbone chairs surround an Essay dining table by Cecilie Manz for Fritz Hansen; a mostly wood palette is enhanced by slate-gray brick around the fireplace. The paper lanterns throughout the home are a mixture of classics by Isamu Noguchi alongside those picked up in Japan and France.
Designer Jeff Sand’s Universal Chairs combine his love for classic French café chairs with an appreciation for “the beautiful metal casings on an old Moto Guzzi.” Sand Studios also designed the dining table and pendant lamp.
The stairs lead to a sleeping loft outfitted with a mechanical skylight.
Strategically placed openings and an automated roof window at the apex of the slanted ceiling can be opened to release hot air during the summer months.
The simple and stylish dining set complements the dark kitchen.
In the dining room, there’s a Poul Henningsen pendant, a Hans Wegner table, and Ward Bennett Landmark chairs.

The modern dining room is where the universal ritual of breaking bread brings us together. The projects below showcase elegant configurations and designs that encompass chairs and tables, bars and stools, lighting, flooring, and fireplaces.