For 21st century living, many of us now choose to eat our everyday meals in our open plan kitchen-diners, but that doesn’t mean that the traditional dining room should become obsolete. A formal dining room is ideal for special occasions, such as birthdays, Christmas and dinner parties. While more casual get togethers are ideal for the kitchen-diner, everybody likes to go the extra mile from time to time, making gatherings extra special by hosting them in the more formal dining room.

Dining room design doesn’t have to be traditional and stuffy though. It’s possible to create a sophisticated and intimate dining space using contemporary design and furniture.
Here’s a small collection of striking dining tables by luxury designer furniture brand Calligaris, as well as dining chairs to complete the look, so that you can create the ultimate modern luxury dining room…

The Ultimate Social Table

Round tables are well known to be more sociable. When seated at a round table, you’re able to see everyone around the table far better than you would at a more traditional shaped table. A round table is a great choice if you plan on hosting lots of dinner parties.

Stellar Fixed Dining Table

The Stellar Fixed Dining Table by Calligaris is both practical and stylish. It can be finished in a number of ways – for a truly luxurious setting, why not try a dark wood top combined with a gold base. This table is perfect for small dining rooms. It’s unique base really grounds this design, while keeping everything light and open for an airy feel.

Fifties Metal and Leather Dining Chair

Pair with… The Fifties Metal and Leather Dining Chair. Continue the opulent theme, with the Fifties Chair with its gold legs and leather seat. The slim design ensures you can fit several chairs around the Stellar Table, and will take the high-end feel to the next level.

Scandinavian Luxury

While Scandinavian style isn’t always connected to luxury, the design principles behind it can be embraced to create a premium and sociable dining space. The Cream Round Extending Table by Calligaris showcases the Scandi design principles perfectly. With rounded edges and in a choice of dark or white wood, this mid-century design is ideal if you might host large dinner parties from time to time Extending to seat additional guests, choose the light wood option to compliment a fresh scheme, or go for the dark wood to stye with moody tones. 

Stockholm Upholstered Wooden Dining Chair

Pair with…The Stockholm Upholstered Wooden Dining Chair. Complete the scandi style with this simple upholstered chair. The Stockholm Dining Chair also comes in a choice of dark or light wood, so that you can match your chairs to your table. 

The Lavish Table

Esteso Wood Extending Table

Nothing encompasses luxury better than marble. Go for a super sumptuous scheme, with the Esteso Wood Extending Table. Ideal for large dining rooms, this table can be made bigger for extra guests in moments. Easy to extend, the Esteso Table isn’t just practical, it oozes luxury style. Choose the white marble top option for a high-end look and dark wood legs to contrast.

Igloo Soft Padded Wooden Dining Chair

Pair with… The Igloo Soft Padded Wooden Dining Chair. Perfect to compliment a lavish scheme, the Igloo chair is upholstered in high-end velvet with a beautiful quilting detail. Available in a range of colours, go for something dark and rich to contrast against your table, or something light and neutral for a sophisticated look. 

Industrial Luxury

Status Wood Table with Metal Base

Another great modern design concept to embrace in the dining room is industrial luxury. Industrial style doesn’t have to mean raw, rough and ready – you can take design elements from this style such as exposed metal and combine with luxury materials to create a high-end finish. Try the Status Wood Table with Metal Base by Calligaris. In two large sizes, you can comfortably seat all of your guests at this stylish and contemporary dining table.

Claire M Upholstered Chair

Pair with…Claire M Upholstered Chair. Stick to a monochrome colour scheme, adding warmth with wood, with the Claire M Upholstered Chair. The thin metal frame will perfectly compliment your industrial scheme, while the thick padded seat and backrest add a luxurious feel and provide much needed comfort.

As you can see, creating a high-end contemporary dining room is made easy with the dining tables and dining chairs by Calligaris. When it comes to pulling your scheme together, start with your dining table which will be the centre piece in the room, and build from there. In addition to dining tables and chairs, Calligaris also create a stunning range of storage furniture such as sideboards, perfect for finishing your dining room scheme. 
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