A Dynamic Dining Room Like This Pretty Much Begs for Dinner Parties

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This contemporary dining room by Banner Day SF has our design hearts all aflutter: it's ultra-chic while still giving the impression of being totally accessible. We know that sounds complicated, but here's how to get it done. The gorgeous Parisian-blue walls give the area a rich quality, as modern elements like the geometric chandelier and faux-fur throws keep it looking up-to-date. Meanwhile, open shelving provides the opportunity for pops of personality — as seen in the artfully displayed books and ceramics — and grounds the competing dynamics with a homespun timelessness. Given that there is a lot of texture in this space, the clean lines of the industrial dining set almost have a calming effect as they coordinate with the black lines in the vibrant rug below. In fact, that rug is our favorite part of this look, since its red color infuses the entire design with vibrant energy. When looking to make similar decor choices, pay attention to like-minded colors and finishes. The shades all work together here, and straight lines can be seen throughout the room.

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Gradient Rug ( starting at $199 )

Red and blue area rug
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