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Fine Dining, #myOKLstyle

More people are using their dining areas not just to entertain guests but to enjoy everyday meals as well. After all, even when dinner is reheated leftovers, it feels pampering to enjoy it at a proper dining table rather than on a TV tray. The dining areas shared with us on Instagram range from regal to beachy, but they’re all places we’d love to linger in long after the meal was over. 

Below are a few favorites. For even more inspiration, follow us on Instagram @onekingslane—and feel free to share your own spaces by tagging us with #myOKLstyle.

This dining room by Duquette & Company might be maximalist in style, but because it’s minimalist in palette, the effect is harmonious and inviting. Also minimalist is the linear chandelier, which pairs gleaming metal and sparkling crystal to brighten the room even when it’s turned off. (Find a similar fixture here.) In addition to the sleek chandelier, the dark wood chairs and the paler blue of the cabinet prevent the space from feeling flat. 

Looking to add organic textures to a classic dining room—or to introduce traditional elegance to a beachy room? Do what Lauren Walsh Interiors did here: Layer natural fibers atop time-honored silhouettes, and set them against a blue-and-white floral backdrop. The combination of rush and glossy white on the chairs is unexpected but welcome; ditto wrapping a timeless six-arm chandelier in rattan. The striped natural-fiber rug plays up the organic texture, while the golden sconce underscores the stateliness.

Round tables are especially well suited for smaller spaces: They’re easier to maneuver around, and you can generally accommodate more people than you can at a rectangular table with similar dimensions. Tables with a slender pedestal have the added advantage of providing more leg room. (Find a similar table here.) Jeannine Eckert Design Studio surrounded the table with Francesco Armchairs in Natural/White to accentuate the overall airy vibe. Find a similar round rug here.

Continuing with airy organic elegance is Ashley Greenwell. The white Chinese Chippendale-style chairs pop perfectly around the vintage wood table, as does the white centerpiece bowl (find a similar one here). The woven pendant (similar to these) ties in with the natural-fiber rug in the adjacent living area. We also love the photo of Roger Moore sipping a martini above the bar cabinet— and how beautiful are those curtains? (Find similar spindle armchairs here.)

Corbin and Dylan Stokes show here that you don’t need color to create an inviting space. In fact, adding colors would have detracted from the wealth of textures. The rope backs of the Easton Chairs, the woven place mats (find similar here), the macramé-like table runner, the wood grain of the table and the floor, and the earthy texture of the vase provide layers of visual intrigue. 

The golden Alberto Chandelier allows Ashley Higgins and her guests to dine among flowers year-round. The hide rug (find similar here) and the bentwood chairs with rattan seats also help bring the outdoors in. 




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