This is How to Nail a Contemporary Dining Room Design

Who: Anne Sage, interior designer

Where: Huntington Beach, California

Why we love this pic: Compelling floating shelves, which are full of personality-enhancing decor, infuse this space with dynamic visual layers without sacrificing square footage. Meanwhile, the classic combination of black and white paired with sleek silhouettes gives the look a cool edge while wood floors add warmth from below.

The takeaway: Black, white, and wood is the recipe for a killer contemporary design.

Get the look:

Black dining table with white surface
credit: Room & Board
Chrome armless mid-century-inspired dining chair with black leather seat and back
credit: Room & Board
White mountable picture ledge
credit: Target

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.