There’s a reason we don’t have a bunch of pictures of our own houses on our blog. We’re terrible photographers! No doubt about it, photographing is a real art, and photographing homes is a style all its own. The most fabulous home can look below par in the hands of an amateur photographer. That’s why we are so enamored of the photography of the very talented Eric Piasecki. From the kitchen to the office to the dining room, Piasecki makes every paint color, wood floor and piece of hardware shine under the right light. We hope you love this photographer’s good taste as much as we do!
Candace Cavanaugh Design We know we’ve mentioned this before, but we find the dining room one of the hardest rooms to enliven.
Andrea Brooks Design Matching tables and chairs with a few accessories can be way too sedate. But we love dining rooms like this that take accessorizing seriously. The pops of turquoise make the room feel young and energetic.
Abby Wolf Weiss Interiors We don’t know that wallpaper counts as an accessory per se, but a fun and shiny wallpaper is one of our favorite ways to infuse energy into a room.
Style at Home For creating a light, fresh and fun look, nothing does the trick like informal furniture. We adore this white table and slipcovered chairs like those available from Shop4Furniture.
Enviable Designs For a finished look any time keeping the table set adds that wow-factor to the dining room. Plus, then you’re ready for a dinner party at a moment’s notice.
[ Banquettes. Not only do they look beautiful but they sound beautiful as well. The word just rolls off the tongue… Just like this first curved banquette rolls around the room. These benches are elegant, comfortable and, if they’re tufted like some of these examples, all the better. The antlers over the stove are super cool too.
This window seat banquette is so fabulous. What a great way to maximize every inch of space in a smaller room.
Lynn Morgan Design
Many of these banquettes are in casual spaces, but this one is just so incredibly elegant. It just goes to show that these pieces are so versatile, not to mention that it’s possible to have a formal dining area even if you don’t have a lot of space.
Love, love, love the lucite!
The color flow in this house is so amazing. We love how they’ve incorporated splashes of the bold citrus in the adjoining room with those great bamboo chairs and vintage light fixture.
This just goes to show that pattern doesn’t have to be scary. I would never have been brave enough to have checks on the floor, stripes on the bench and pattern on the chairs. But the effect is just so finished. And bold.
I think this one is my favorite. The color palette is so serene.
The cabinetry really makes this room, in my opinion. These display cases are so well done and create an instant focal point — not to mention a great place to store all your pretty things!
Tufted leather = to die for. I always think of black tufted leather for a man’s den, but this shiny banquette is so unexpected in this space. It’s amazing!