Dining In

With these stunning dining room designs, dining in will be as aesthetically pleasing as dining out.

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A grouping of candles and hurricane lamps add instant ambience to a dining-room space, even when not in use.

Photograph: Lauren Coleman

Sharp Focus
Designer Lindsey Adelman is known for her bulbous ‘branch’ lights inspired by natural forms. Here, she continues in the same vein, but introduces dramatic glass spikes into the mix as well. The piece creates a focal point in this understated dining room.

Photograph: Greg Cox

Building Blocks
Bright Verner Panton chairs and lego pieces add colour to the open-plan kitchen and eating area. The special-order dining table had to be hoisted up the side of the building as it was too large for the lifts.

Photograph: Colleen Coppenhall

Kevin Reilly’s ‘Hemel’ chandelier provides a simple architectural focal point above a dining table.

Photograph: Elsa Young

A Clean Slate
Matte and gloss surfaces combine beautifully in the dining room. White-resin hanging ‘Drop’ pendants from La Grange Interiors provide overhead light while ‘Concave’ hurricane lamps add ambience on the ‘Ed’ dining table. A long sleek console against the wall is an unobtrusive serving and storage station.

Photograph: Dook

Chic Shack
This dining design, perfectly suited for a sea-side feel, incorporates a ‘Coco Bread’ chandelier from Weylandts above the dining table to keep to the beach-house theme.

Photograph: Elsa Young

Life From Stone
A Poliform ‘Concorde’ table dominates the dining room of this Pretoria home, with ‘Tofu’ chairs by Okha and custom brass lights from Anatomy Design.