The ideal step between Zoom entertaining and running out to a crowded restaurant is the at home dinner party. And for that you need an attractive dining space! No matter what your style, the ideal dining area will help you host a gathering where friends and family can share good times and a great meal in privacy. While an entire room dedicated for formal dining fell from grace in the 90’s, we have never been able to completely part with the concept. We will always want an area where we can elevate the dining experience. The newest ideas promise to lure us away from eating at the kitchen island and bring us together again around a table. The emphasis is on pleasure, not the preparation, for the freshest dining room concepts.
The Formal Dining Room
Don’t confuse formal with stuffy. A designated room just means that your guests will gather together and have conversations with few distractions. Details like beamed ceilings and built in beverage bars create beautiful ambiance with ease. Keep up the attitude but tone down the effort by ordering in your favorite cuisine from a local restaurant.
The Open Dining Area
When your style is free flowing, a dining room that is open to other living areas will suit you just fine. This dining space welcomes guest from the home’s entry and joins with the kitchen for expanded entertainment opportunity.
When versatility is needed, we love the idea of creating a space that is multi-purpose. Floating a long table between the kitchen and living room encourages movement for entertainment and living options.
The Transitional Area
Placing the dining table adjacent to a folding glass wall of windows will let you enjoy the fresh area with an easy transition to outdoor living space.
Blurring the Lines
Year-round appreciation of nature is challenging in the Midwest, so adding a dining table to the conservatory or sunroom will expand your outdoor seasons.
The Outdoor Dining Experience
And when it’s finally time to celebrate the arrival of warm weather, an outdoor dining space that opens to indoor dining and kitchen prep zone is just what you need!
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