The Friday Five: Dining Rooms

Whether you’ve got a table for 2 or a table for 12, a beautifully decorated dining room invites you, your family, and your guests to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal together.


via Stadshem


via Design for Mankind

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Jo Malone headquarters London, photo by Patrick Cline, via Lonny Magazine March 2013

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via Interior Design

dining-room-via Sous Style

Casa Almare in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, via Sous Style

And it’s a real bonus if your dining room has a fireplace like a couple of the ones I feature here – those lucky homeowners!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

The Friday Five: Dining Rooms

Just because Family Day is over (an Ontario holiday), it doesn’t mean that family feasts need to end. Any day is a great day to gather around a gorgeous dining table and share a meal with family and friends. While my cooking skills still need to be refined (I’m working on it – trying out some of my mom’s recipes and putting the Gourmet cookbook to work), I do think that food really does have a way of bringing people together. It’s just a major bonus if your dining room is as inviting as the food you’re serving!

reneefrinking3photo by Renée Frinking, via Desire to Inspire

spoonstudiolouvrier2L’Ouvrier restaurant in Toronto, via Desire to Inspire (not a home dining room but still a fabulous and inspiring space)

Kate Horseman’s Vancouver condo, via House & Home

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via La Maison d’Anna G

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Interiors: Dining Rooms

As we head into the weekend I thought I’d leave you with five gorgeous dining rooms. What do you love or loathe in these spaces?

1. I love the long solid table in this room.

via Bodie and Fou

2. The white and cane chairs are very cool in this room (but I’m not sure about the sticks lying on the table).

2Marcelo Brito Interiors via Houzz

3. The view – nothing beats a beachfront property in my opinion!

via 1stDibs

4. A table long enough to fit my friends and family – yes please!

via 1stDibs

5. I love this wide open space although I’d probably paint the wood white (call me crazy!).

via 1stDibs

Happy weekend!