New York City apartments aren’t precisely famous for their roomy square footage, and dining rooms are frequently more of an extra than a usual feature. But that doesn’t mean a decent area to host a dinner party—or a holiday feast—can’t be discovered.
Possibly some of these dining rooms, will trigger some decor inspiration for your own space, whether you’re accommodating a friendly meeting or a party for 30.
A creative Crown Heights couple traded in their former “stuffy” dining room table for this “inviting” one by modern furniture designer Milo Baughman. The playful rug, chandelier, and surrounding artwork add to the room’s overall coziness.
This Jersey City loft sports a warm, inviting dining room concocted by interior designer Regina Mariano, who lives in the space along with her husband Billy.
This modern, open kitchen and dining area is located in a renovated, once-dated Queens townhouse. While the dining space isn’t huge, it’s nice that the kitchen island is, allowing for additional room to display a full holiday feast.
Interior designer Glenn Gissler loves to throw dinner parties, and his dining room table has a bold presence in his Brooklyn Heights duplex. It’s been outfitted in Kuba cloth and can accommodate as many as 14 of his friends and family members.
This isn’t exactly a traditional dining area —in fact, the converted Clinton Hill carriage house as a whole is pretty quirky—the atmosphere is fun and free-spirited, and far less formal than a more polished space.