‘Tis The Season: Seven Casual Dining Spaces



One of the nicest things about the spring/summer season is that everything starts to feel a little less formal, a little less buttoned up. In anticipation of the more relaxed, lazy days ahead, I’ve gathered a few spaces that will have you all feeling those loungey evenings with friends and smelling the salty ocean air. Above – a fresh, colorful dining room by Paris based designer, Luis Laplace.



A small dining area in the home of architect Annabelle Selldorf. The floors are clad in a grey and white marble tile, the Platform Sofa was designed by Annabelle, and the table by her father Herbert Selldorf. Photo by Thomas Loof via Remodelista.



A space efficient breakfast nook designed by Francis D’Haene for an art-world couple’s New York apartment. The banquette and table were custom designed by D’Haene, and the text based art is by NYC artist Christopher Wool. Photo by Thomas Loof via Architectural Digest.



New mixes seamlessly with old in this casual dining space designed by the Melbourne based firm Hecker Guthrie. Similar globe pendant lights are available through West Elm and Schoolhouse Electric. Similar spindle back chairs are available though DWR and 1stDibs.  Photo by Armelle Habib.



A beachy dining area in the Long Island home of Manhattan-based designer Gideon Mendelson. The Oval Boi Chandelier is by David Weeks, and the Promenade Caned Armchairs by Lorin Marsh. Photo by Julia Millay Walsh via Domain.



Welcome to the eclectic Cobble Hill dining room of former Beastie Boy, Mike D. The Blossom Chandelier is by Tord Boontje, and the molded plywood chairs are by Eames. Photo by Trevor Tondro via The New York Times.



We close with an easy breezy Connecticut dining room designed by Keller Brown Design & Decoration. The yellow lacquer dining table is available through Keller Brown, the Bertoia side chairs from DWR and the Tord Boontje’s Blossom Chandelier is available through Lightology. Photo by Laura Moss via Cottages & Gardens. Hope you enjoyed, and for those itching for more… swing by D’s Pinterest page for a few beautiful outtakes later today.




  1. All of these are awesome.

    Those Bertoia side chairs look great but they are so painful to sit on. I suppose it is one way to ensure guests don’t stay too long!

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