Dining Room

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The dining room is often the most formal room in the house. It may be used infrequently, but stands out as one of the key statements of the house and the style it emulates.

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About the Dining Room

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A nice, inviting eating space can encourage you and your family to make the time to sit down for a good meal together. The Dining room table can make or break a dining room's style. Historically, The Dining room table was a beautifully carved wooden table, but modern designers are playing with materials such as glass, wire and molded plastic--and making them stand out.

Room to Grow

Formal dining rooms have always had formal table, usually with inserts to extend the table's length for larger dinner parties. A newer trend in dining room style, however, is for tables of all sizes to have inserts. A two-person table grows to fit six or more. A six-person table grows to twelve. And where yesterday's designers have often wanted these inserts to match the rest of the table precisely, some of tomorrow's designers are setting this special piece apart as its own artistic contribution.

Play Mix and Match

Instead of the full dining room set where the chairs match the table, and both match a side credenza, designers are playing mix and match, not only with the furniture, but also with the chairs themselves. Today, a similar color palette might be the only thing tying together 6 distinct chairs.

Whether you use your dining room table twice a year at major holidays, or come together every night to eat, your dining room is a special space, shared with family, friends and good food. Today's designers are recognizing this need to create a personalized, fun, and comfortable place to enjoy such good times.

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