To Dine For: Inspired Dining Room Decor

Nearly two dozen inspiring dining spaces from your favorite designers

We’ve collected the most popular dining room decor from the pages of Flower magazine. From traditional dining rooms to sleek spaces, gather ideas for seating, wallcoverings, color, lighting, and of course, flowers. Pull up a chair and browse nearly two dozen inspired dining areas from Marshall Watson, Alex Papachristidis, Amelia Handegan, Meg Braff, Gerrie Bremermann, Miles Red, Jan Showers, Allison Hennessy, William Yeoward, Young Huh, and more designers.

In a sunny breakfast area, Allison Hennessy chose oval-backed chairs. “One drawback about antique chairs,” she says, “is that they are often not scaled for today’s lifestyle, so do take that into account. You want to make sure that chairs used daily are comfortable.”
Antiquing with Allison Hennessy
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The living and dining areas share the same room in this city apartment. William Yeoward combined midcentury and modern furniture with traditional materials, avoiding a cold modern or dowdy traditional feel. Yeoward notes that these smartly dressed dining chairs are as comfortable as they are good-looking.
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Gerrie Bremermann is known for her affinity for a white palette and her love of antiques, particularly French, such as this 19th-century wine table that mingles with Swedish chairs and clock. | Photo by Tria Giovan
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Casual table set for a Christmas meal. Connecticut designer Carmiña Roth gravitates toward amaryllis during the holidays. “The red amaryllis is one of my favorite choices when decorating for the Christmas season,” she says. Photo by Tria Giovan
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In the dining room of a Bahamas home, Marshall Watson used a series of spherical, rope-wrapped pendant fixtures that pair with the woven hemp chairs. Photo by Francesco Lagnese
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Chef and floral designer, Sidra Forman whips up tantalizing fall arrangements that complement crisp and classic interiors like this dining room by José Solís Betancourt and Paul Sherrill. Photo by Erik Kvalsvik
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Meg Braff’s penchant for refreshing heirloom antiques with an invigorating color palette is revealed in this dining room decor. Photo By Francesco Lagnese
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The backs of the dining room chairs in this Sag Harbor home are upholstered in De Le Cuona’s Eskimo Husky velvet; the seats are in Eskimo Walrus, which together create an ombré effect. From Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons by Jennifer Ash Rudick (Vendome, 2017) | Photo by Tria Giovan
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Alex Papachristidis masterfully mixes modern with ornate, as in a dining room with an Alexander Liberman painting, Jansen chandelier, and Brunschwig & Fils tapestry. Photo by Peter Estersohn
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In a Hamptons home, a row of white clematis on the dining table brings the outside in. Floral Design by Michael Grim. Photo by Tria Giovan
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Young Huh’s dining room is decorated with flea market chairs, a traditional round table, and “always flowers,” she says. She favors tall branches, but moves them aside for something lower when entertaining. Photo by John M. Hall
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Black-and-cream Les Touches wallpaper by Brunschwig & Fils and bold floral artwork match the strength of red leather chairs from Todd Alexander Romano and shades atop a chandelier from Treillage. Design by Miles Redd. Photo by Fritz Von Der Schulenburg, Courtesy of Vernada
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“The casual air is slightly contravened by the formality of the floor and the robust classical casing surrounding the door,” says Marshall Watson about the great room in this poolside pavilion. Photo by Alise O'Brien
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Brown and white make for a chic combination in a Jan Showers designed dining room papered in Fromental’s Pop Pop Flowers. Venini chandeliers circa 1960 hang like jewels. Photo courtesy of Jan Showers
In this traditional dining room, massing poinsettia plants in a sizable container makes for an easy centerpiece that still feels elegant, especially when joined by a swag of greenery and blue-and-white china. Photo by Jean Allsopp
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Liza Pulitzer Calhoun’s light and colorful dining room features her signature color purple, parrot-green lacquered walls, and floors painted by her sister, Minnie McCluskey. Photo by Jessica Lorren
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Chessie Breen's luncheon table, set with a mix of Haviland’s Vieux Paris Green and salad plates inherited from a great-grandmother, awaits in the dining room. Photo by Brooke Slezak
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In this 1743 kitchen designed by Amelia Handegan, exposed brick walls and antique wood pilasters showcase the patina of Charleston’s historic architecture. Photo by Pieter Estersohn
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Michelle Nussbaumers’ 1739 original-pine Swiss chalet sees its fair share of festive occasions, so they consider it constant good fortune that the flowers around their residence grow so prolifically. Photo by Melanie Acevedo
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Marshall Watson gave the sunroom of a St. Louis home the air of a conservatory with a marble mosaic floor and late 19th-century plant stands with colorful cartouches. Photo Max Kim-Bee
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In the dining room at Bee Cottage, Frances Schultz’s collection of pressed botanicals lines every wall. A vintage bird-cage was wired as a chandelier.
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A soaring, light filled dining area in architect Ray Booth's Nashville home. “We blew out the corners of the house with glass for a more expansive view,” says Booth about the house. Photo by Jean Allsopp
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Walls upholstered in velvet wrap designer Jackye Lanham's antiques-filled dining room. A tall arrangement of berried branches in the center of the table makes a dramatic statement in lieu of a chandelier. Photo by Emily Jenkins Followill
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