The Best Way to Add Style to Any Dining Space

Updated 04/03/19
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Alyssa Rosenheck 

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.

Domino Wilco Dining Table $758
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Domino Wilco Dining Table ($758)

Ballard Designs Square Louis Side Chair $429
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Ballard Designs Square Louis Side Chair ($429 and up)

Restoration Hardware Salvaged Oak Trestle Table $2495
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Restoration Hardware Salvaged Oak Trestle Table ($2495 and up)

1st Dibs Set of Milo Baughman Dining Chairs $4000
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1st Dibs Set of Milo Baughman Dining Chairs ($4000 for four)

Old Plank Road Hand Crafted Round Oak Table $4250
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Old Plank Road Hand Crafted Round Oak Table ($4250)

Domino Commander Dining Armchair in Black $298
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Organic Modernism Log T-Base Table $2595
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Organic Modernism Log T-Base Table ($2595 and up)

Serena & Lily Riviera Side Chair $225
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Serena & Lily Riviera Side Chair ($225)

Williams-Sonoma Home La Coupole Rectangular Iron Bistro Table with Marble Top $3450
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IKEA TOBIAS Chair $79
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IKEA TOBIAS Chair ($79)

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