Breathe, relax and enjoy the most iconic contemporary dining room ideas around the world, designed by the best interior designers on earth.
EXOTIC DINING ROOM BY PETER MARINO
The dining pavilion of a Palm Beach, Florida, villa, which can be enclosed by Japanese split-bamboo shades, is exposed to the elements. A lotus pond and a black-bottomed pool, punctuated by a small pagoda, are part of the extensive formal gardens. The branch chandelier is by French sculptor Claude Lalann
BY PETER MARINO
For his suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York, owner Ty Warner collaborated with I. M. Pei, the building’s original architect, and Peter Marino, who handled the interior architecture and design. “No one has seen the city look like this from one place,” says Warner of the dining room. Deborah Thomas’s chandelier is visible from the street.
MODERN DINING ROOM BY INDIA MAHDAVI
The double-height formal dining area, occupying part of the original barn, is furnished with chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son and a custom-made table by India Mahdavi; the framed photograms (at left) are by Susan Derges, and the vintage screen is by Don Harvey
BY INDIA MAHDAVI
The dining room of a Manhattan carriage house renovated by 1100 Architect is furnished with a walnut table by the home’s designer, India Mahdavi; vintage side chairs; a lone Jean Prouvé chair; and a circa-1950 Potence lamp by Prouvé. The art on display includes Screaming in Spanish by Ed Ruscha and Untitled (Grey Hood) by Neal Tait.
CONTEMPORARY DINING ROOM BY KELLY WEARSTLER
Kelly Wearstler paneled the far wall of this Bel Air, California, dining room in antiqued mirror; a brass sculpture by John Raible sits on a Howard Werner table, which is surrounded by a suite of Paul Evans chairs found at Todd Merrill Antiques and Craig Van Den Brulle.
DINING ROOM BY KELLY WEARSTLER
The dining table, inspired by Jean-Michel Frank, is surrounded by Art Deco chairs; the chandeliers are of Venetian glass, the ceiling is sheathed in a De Gournay Wall
Contemporary dining room by David Collins
Neutrals are always classy. A modern color like grey can create beautiful ambiances with different interior design styles. This dining room by David Collins offers the comfort of totally uphsoltery dining chairs, perfect for long dinner parties with friends.
Dining room by David Collins
Decorate with black walls isn’t an easy task. And if you add to the room decoration black furniture, the job becomes even harder. But David Collins created a perfect dining room design with some lighter details that give the space a very trendy look.
By Peter Marino
A suite of circa-1900 Russian chairs and a circa-1830 Russian chandelier are in the dining room of a Dallas residence. Matisse’s “Femme au Costume Décoré, Theme 1, Variation 3” hangs near the French doors.
Beautiful blend of modern styling and color by Jamie Drake
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