The 6 Chicest Celeb Dining Rooms We've Ever Seen—and How to Copy Them
Just because the dining room isn’t where we spend the majority of our time doesn’t mean it’s undeserving of a stylish atmosphere. After all, the space is meant for gathering with loved ones around the table to appreciate good food and engage in friendly conversation. If you’re someone who enjoys hosting dinner parties and are looking to amp up your dining room’s chic factor, then you’ve come to the right place. To spark some inspiration, we are showcasing some of our favorite celebrity dining rooms that we’ve visited—from the posh and polished eating area in Jessica Alba’s guesthouse to Nina Dobrev’s bright white space with midcentury modern accents. And since we realize these celebs probably weren’t as concerned with their interior budgets as most of us would be, we made it our mission to round up some reasonably priced pieces for you to achieve their design style. See which tastemakers may influence your dining décor.
Jayne Min, stylist and creator of famed fashion blog Stop It Right Now, invited us into her Los Angeles loft last September. We fell for everything in sight, but enjoyed her artistic flair for the space most of all. Min’s dining room includes a cool collection of photography and the perfect pairing of midcentury modern furniture. For a homier touch, she added a colorful Persian rug, which we’re still lusting over. Capture her style with a set of similar chairs, one giant Diptyque candle, and a statement rug.
Last year, Bones star Michaela Conlin kindly welcomed us into her California-cool home, where we instantly fell in love with her eclectic taste. The flea-market enthusiast said, “I like mixing new things with older ones,” which is evident in her dining room’s concoction of midcentury modern furniture and contemporary wall art. You can decorate like Conlin with an Eames lounge chair, abstract paintings, and playful throws.
Actress Nina Dobrev never fails in the realm of fashion, so we wouldn’t expect any less when entering her home. This past December, we had the pleasure of visiting her Spanish-style bungalow in Los Angeles, which was all things chic, to say the least. Dobrev’s dining area offers a nice composition of dark accent pieces in a light, airy space. Our favorite touch? The Edison bulb chandelier—a flawless fixture for any gathering area.
Jessica Alba is no stranger to luxury style and design. Last spring we took a trip to her guesthouse, which is full of lavish décor and elegant furnishings. The intimate dining room radiates a contemporary Art Deco vibe. If you’re looking to heighten your dining area’s It factor, we highly recommend taking a cue from Alba. You can achieve her look with fancy white chairs and a standout light fixture.
Last spring, Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman gave us a tour of his Spanish-style home in Los Angeles. We immediately became obsessed with the midcentury modern wood table and chairs in his dining space, which he and his wife, Marie Goble, complemented with accent lighting and unique wall art. You can capture this style by simply adding a cutting-edge ceiling fixture into the mix, choosing stylish design options like scoop-back chairs, and featuring a chic pyramid piece amid your tabletop décor.
In August of 2014, former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker showed us his Charleston abode. Overall, the home is both charming and family-friendly, but what we enjoyed most about Rucker’s dining area was the bright, open space. With so many windows, the natural light creates a cozy environment that calls for less décor. You can replicate the simplicity in your own house by pairing a rugby-stripe rug with leather chairs and a modern, sheer chandelier.
Which of these dining rooms suits your personal taste?