Grand, formal dining rooms with traditional tables and chairs are always a classic, but recently we’ve been gravitating toward spaces with eclectic, unexpected pairings. Modern, streamlined tables matched with traditional chairs, or elaborately-carved tables paired with contemporary seating make for compelling compositions. In the same way, a mix of materials—say, woven rattan chairs teamed with a marble table—keeps things interesting. Scroll through our slideshow to see some gorgeous examples of how a mix of styles, shapes, materials, and time periods can upgrade your dining space.
Ballard Designs Square Louis Side Chair ($429 and up)
Restoration Hardware Salvaged Oak Trestle Table ($2495 and up)
1st Dibs Set of Milo Baughman Dining Chairs ($4000 for four)
Old Plank Road Hand Crafted Round Oak Table ($4250)
Domino Commander Dining Armchair in Black ($298)
Williams-Sonoma Home La Coupole Rectangular Iron Bistro Table with Marble Top ($3450)