Whether you’re an avid entertainer or new to the game, the holiday season offers the perfect opportunity to host friends and family gatherings. From Thanksgiving feasts to Christmas dinner and everything in between, now is the time to start getting your dining room ready for it all. Let these swoon-worthy spaces by our talented designers inspire a refresh.
A Texas Couple’s Stylish Upgrade
Glamour is the key word for this modern and chic dining room by Cantoni Houston designer Angela Watson. The Skorpio Keramik dining table crafted of a durable ceramic top resembling the beauty of Calacatta marble was paired with the Arcadia high-back side chairs in a smoky gray leather to comfortably accommodate guests. Colorful limited-edition No Boundaries I and No Boundaries II artworks by artist N. Millan adorn the walls while the Oxygen 10-light pendant serves as a glittering focal point.
Idea to Steal: If you’re an avid entertainer or use your dining table for both formal occasions and everyday use, consider a stylish and durable tabletop like the Skorpio Keramik dining table featured above. Offering the best of both worlds, our ceramic tops have been thoughtfully engineered to resemble the beautiful pattern and veining found in marble without the high maintenance required.
A Restful, Refined Retreat
Cantoni Houston designer Andrea Petor combined luxurious lacquered pieces handcrafted in Italy by Malerba to create a sophisticated yet comfortable formal dining area. The hand-painted floral pattern chinoiserie wall, the dazzling chandelier above the table and ornate mirror further enhance the elegance of the space.
Idea to Steal: While a buffet or sideboard offers practical storage for all your dining essentials, a vitrine is a beautiful way to display fine china and meaningful heirlooms that aren’t necessarily intended for dining use.
A Modern Smart House
Designed for entertaining, this dining room features our classic Spyder wood dining table and Arcadia high-back chairs in a warm taupe leather. Cantoni Houston designer George Saba added warmth and a pop of color with a patterned rug in beautiful shades of blue and the sunset-like painting on the wall.
Idea to Steal: Consider laying down a rug. The benefits of having a cozy underfoot are almost endless. They add warmth, texture, interest, and help to define and anchor a space, just to name a few! Make sure though if you do decide to add a rug in your dining room that you opt for a durable material that cleans easily and can stand up to heavy use. Indoor-outdoor and wool rugs are both great options.
A Boldly Colorful Home
For a family of four, the Cantoni Houston design team used streamlined furnishings and bold colors to give this modern dining room a playful look and feel.
Idea to Steal: Take a cue from our Houston design team by introducing bold colors into your dining room. Unlike the living room or bedroom, i.e. places where you spend a majority of your time, the dining room is less frequented and therefore the perfect place to push the envelope.
A Tranquil Beach House
Playing off of the tranquil beach vibe at this California home, Cantoni Irvine designer Sarah Buehlman incorporated organic, earthy elements like our natural acacia Vintage table top, which is perfect for entertaining and paired it with our contemporary Ciato Base to create a one-of-a-kind statement. To complete the look, she selected comfortable chairs ideal for lingering and customized in coordinating fabrics.
Idea to Steal: When it comes to the dining room, the dining table is most often the center of attention. So, why not go for one that stands out? Our natural acacia Vintage table tops are just one of our many statement-worthy tables. What makes each top so unique though is its color variations, splits and edges, all of which are inherent to Mother Nature’s design. It’s the distressed features and natural characteristics of the wood that truly enhance its beauty.
A Luxuriously Calming Escape
Everything about this stunning dining room by Cantoni Atlanta designer Pam Satterly exudes elegance and sophistication, from the sleek polished stainless steel Arco Dining Table Base topped in glass to the show-stopping Paramount pendant hanging from above.
Idea to Steal: Set the mood with statement-lighting. Like a beautiful piece of jewelry, a dazzling light fixture completes the look and in the dining room can also help to create a focal point.
A Stylish California Escape
For a high-profile client, Cantoni Los Angeles designer Bernadette Capellaro created a bold and practical space that could serve as a workshop and area for entertaining. She outfitted the space with the versatile Lam extendable dining table and paired it with vibrant yellow chairs and graphic artwork to keep it fun and casual.
Idea to Steal: Bernadette brings dual functionality to the space by incorporating an extendable dining table. Offering a variety of uses, extension tables make entertaining during the holidays and all year round easy, plus they’re the perfect space-saving solution, especially ones like ours that feature hidden leaves that you don’t have to worry about finding extra storage space for when not in use.
A Builder’s Dream Home
In this light-filled dining room, Cantoni Dallas designer Stephanie Stephenson combined raw metals and organic woods to create a rustic-industrial feel. Galvanized Circles made of sophisticated aged steel hang on the adjacent wall to play off the straight-edge metal vibe.
Idea to Steal: Adorn your walls with sculptural pieces and/or artwork to add your own personal flair and dynamicity to the room.
A Calming City Escape
In this creamy, dreamy dining room, Cantoni Atlanta designer Kohl Sudnikovich brought in sleek and chic furnishings with mirrored and glossy finishes to play off the abundance of natural light. Suspended mirrors conceal a wet bar and capitalize on the skyline’s stunning vistas, which can essentially be enjoyed from whichever side of the table you’re on.
Idea to Steal: Maximize the light in your dining room by adding mirrors. Mirrors will bounce and reflect sunlight into your space during the day and play up candlelit drama at night.
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