Don't get us wrong; we love a formal dining room. But seeing as most of us probably can't get down with Downton Abbey–style dinner service, it's maybe more useful to study the style cues of dining spaces that are casual yet still entirely elegant and lovely. The secret to their success? Simplicity plus a few well-chosen, beautiful, and eye-catching statements.
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