How to Update a Traditional Dining Room

How to Update a Traditional Dining Room

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
The dining room has evolved over the years. Many people are opting for an open concept kitchen and shifting what “dining” means to them. However, the dining room is by no means extinct. The idea of a separate dining room to host family on holidays is still idealized and loved by many. Or perhaps you don’t have the budget for a major renovation. Either way, we’re here to help you design a modern dining room. Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating an older room, everything you need to bring a little contemporary flair into your dining experience can be found here. What is a modern dining room? Where a traditional dining room is defined by formality and rigidity, a modern dining room is defined by flexibility. Forget about the…
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How to Decorate a Dining Room to Host the Best Parties

How to Decorate a Dining Room to Host the Best Parties

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
A party is only ever as great as the company and the environment. Decorating a dining room to host parties is really about paying attention to the details. Is the lighting creating the desired atmosphere? Do you have enough seating? Are their design details that tie the room together? We answer these questions for you here so you can design a dining room to host parties like a boss.   What’s your party style? Before going all out and investing in bar carts and a dozen extra seats, take time to think about your party style. Asking yourself these questions will give you a good idea of where your design project will take you. How often do you like to entertain? Who will you be hosting? Family, friends, business associates?…
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How to Choose the Best Dining Table for You

How to Choose the Best Dining Table for You

Design Inspiration, General, Holidays, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
The dining table is a workhorse in the home, it holds all of your meals, your holidays, and your family gatherings. Maybe it holds your coffee every morning. Or perhaps it’s reserved for special occasions, adorned with a beautiful table setting. Either way, when choosing a table it’s important to think about more than just the style, but your lifestyle as well. We’ve created an in-depth guide for all the different table options, from base to material, so you can make an informed decision and choose the best dining table for you. [caption id="attachment_5115" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Weston Table[/caption] Where to begin Before making any decisions, think about your lifestyle and ask yourself these questions first. How will you use the table daily? What does your room look like? Is it…
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How Much Does it Cost to Furnish a Dining Room?

How Much Does it Cost to Furnish a Dining Room?

Design Inspiration, Designers, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
The dining room is an integral room in the house. It’s a space for gathering, eating, and bringing the family together for the holidays. Oftentimes the furniture you decide to buy, if it’s high-quality and well-made, will last through generations. But how much will it cost? Whether you’re starting from scratch or just filling in a few pieces, we want to keep you informed about every aspect of the design process. First Steps When furnishing a dining room and deciding where to invest your money, there are a few important questions to ask yourself. What are the dimensions of the space? This will determine the size of the dining room table and the rug. How many people need to fit at the table every day and on special occasions? For…
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How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

How to Create a Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescape

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, Designers, Fun Report, General, Gourmet, Holidays, Tips and Tricks
Autumn is a beautiful time of year in New England, the landscape is ablaze with orange, red, and yellow, and the air is a crisp respite from the summer humidity. Along with autumn comes Thanksgiving. And with Thanksgiving comes family gathering, a hearty meal, and perhaps a little stress. If you have hosted Thanksgiving then you know there’s a lot to think about, before even considering how you’ll lay out the table. However, the tablescape, if done in advance, doesn’t need to add to your stress. In fact, it can be a creative form of expression and a chance to make the holiday that much more special. Here are some simple ways to adorn your Thanksgiving table and impress your guests. Set the tone Before starting the process of designing…
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Homeowner’s Guide to Natural Wood in Furniture

Homeowner’s Guide to Natural Wood in Furniture

Eco Friendly, General, Green Design, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
There are numerous natural wood types used in furniture, ranging in density, color, grain pattern, and price. The more informed you are about the wood used in your furniture the easier your shopping process will be. It will also give you a greater sense of connection to your furniture. Wood is, after all, a living material. By nature, it is varied, unique, and has its own story to tell. We decided to create this guide so that you would have all of the need-to-know information about wood furniture in one place. Natural characteristics of wood The first thing to keep in mind when thinking about wood furniture is that wood is a living material. Its characteristics will never be uniform, and perfection should never be expected. A tree, and therefore…
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How to Use Color to Transform an Outdoor Space

How to Use Color to Transform an Outdoor Space

Colorful Ideas, Design Inspiration, General, Things To know, Tips and Tricks
Adding color to your outdoor living space will not only add interest and depth but it will also make the space more inviting for friends and family members. Learn how to create a thoughtfully designed outdoor living space by adding color with these simple tips. Choose a Color Theme The easiest and most effective way to add color to your outdoor living area is to choose a color theme. Modern backyards will incorporate a select few colors into their outdoor living space as opposed to choosing a variety of random colors. Start with colors that bring you joy and work from there. Consider choosing a color that meets your atmospheric goals for your outdoor living space. Red is a great color for homeowners who like to host fun and energetic parties.…
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