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Design 101

How to design your dining room

Design 101

How to design your dining room

Whether you love to entertain or are simply looking forward to designing a beautiful dining room in your home, there are a couple of things you’ll want to consider. Believe me, before I worked directly with interior designers, I had no idea how complicated finding furnishings and fixtures to the right scale would be. And, although I had seen both a formal and informal dining room, I didn’t really understand the differences in layout for either. Luckily, I’ve had the privilege to work with some trained professionals who walked me through the ins-and-outs of creating the perfect dining room—and I’m going to share what I’ve learned with you here. From chair to table size ratios to how to select the right chandelier, here’s how to design your dining room.

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