Irish women in film: Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, ACE, film editor
Irish women in film: Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, ACE, film editor

Meg Walker

5 inspiring self-help books that will change your life
5 inspiring self-help books that will change your life

Jennifer McShane

Is this weariness from perimenopause, wine, summer pressure or back to school prep?
Is this weariness from perimenopause, wine, summer pressure or back to school prep?

Lizzie Gore-Grimes

The best summer 2022 beauty trends to try
The best summer 2022 beauty trends to try

Holly O'Neill

Letizia Loporeiato: Meet the artists showcasing at the Dean Art Studios
Letizia Loporeiato: Meet the artists showcasing at the Dean Art Studios

Sarah Finnan

Supper Club: Indian griddle chopped chicken salad
Supper Club: Indian griddle chopped chicken salad

Meg Walker

A careful reconfiguration of this Victorian Belfast home added a roof terrace and a sleek kitchen
A careful reconfiguration of this Victorian Belfast home added a roof terrace and a sleek...

IMAGE Interiors & Living

Lunchtime Fashion Fix: The best summer dresses to enjoy the glorious Irish sunshine in
Lunchtime Fashion Fix: The best summer dresses to enjoy the glorious Irish sunshine in

Sarah Finnan

Meet the TikToker asking strangers how much money they make  
Meet the TikToker asking strangers how much money they make  

Sarah Finnan

August 10: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
August 10: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Finnan

Image / Editorial

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.

blank
blank
blank
blank
blankSee More Photos
blank
blank
blank
?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.