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We’re Obsessed With Minimal Dining Spaces


By Kate Phelan
13th Aug 2015

A sculptural Beat light by Tom Dixon adds interest to this simple space.

We’re Obsessed With Minimal Dining Spaces

A sculptural Beat light by Tom Dixon adds interest to this simple space.

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?All too often, the dining space is the most neglected area?in the modern family home. Luckily, it’s coming back into fashion …

Often adopting the role of a surrogate laundry room or home office, as the length?of time between dinner parties draws?wider and wider, the dining space is easy to forget about???especially thanks to the super-fast pace of modern living.

With many of us opting to eat on the go, and family members’ busy schedules commonly conflicting, the once habitual family sit-down meal has become something of an anomaly.?The design potential of the dining space lost some traction for a time, but now we are seeing something of a backlash against the mantra of multitasking. And, as more and more people try to build a more mindful approach into their everyday life ??including how and where they eat ??the dining room is coming back into its own.

As a rule, I like my diet as maximal as possible, but I have been entirely drawn in by the minimal dining trend over the last few months. Interior design magazines and blogs have been showcasing a fresh take on’dining room d?cor?that is stripped back?and unembellished, with?black, white and neutral palettes adding gravitas. Many designers are simultaneously introducing a natural feel to the look with summer-appropriate coastal elements.

Like what you’re reading? Click through the gallery above in fullscreen mode for inspiration??and start turning your own dining room?from neglected into delectable.