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Bon Appétit: 12 French Dining Rooms

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 11, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Meredith Swinehart last modified Feb 10, 2015

The dining room may be increasingly obsolete in some parts, but it still reigns in France. Here are a dozen standouts, some farmhouse-inspired, some modern, all with a detectable Gallic flair. Above: In a Paris apartment,  Antonio Virga created an airy, minimalist dining room with a stone wall as a backdrop. To see more, go to  Architect Visit: Antonio Virga in Paris . Above: In her Paris apartment set in a former print shop, designer Roxanne Beis  pairs white Tolix chairs with a rustic, whitewashed dining table, lending an industrial update to the French country look. Tour the apartment in  Designer Visit: Paris Meets Provence . Above: Bentwood cafe chairs meet white subway tile in designer Sandra Benhaumou 's informal in-kitchen dining space. Photograph by Montse Garriga via Domaine Home . Above: Another informal, kitchen-adjacent design—this one in a kid-friendly Paris apartment with a pale wood, turquoise, and white color scheme. Photograph by Fabienne Delafraye via Premier Etage . Above: A modern take on a farmhouse kitchen via Marie Claire Maison . Find this kitchen and four more in our  Nonchalant French Kitchen Roundup . Above: Ochre designer Solenne de la Fouchardière wanted to create a vibe that's "stylish, clutter-free, and functional (more jeans than silk)" for her stays in Paris. Get the details in  A Flat in Montmartre, Echoes of Chanel . Above: Paintings in green and gray give a modern edge to a formal dining room by architect Joseph Dirand . Read about his seating choice in our post Trend Alert: Pierre Jeanneret's Modern Classic Caned Teak Chairs . Photograph by Adrien Dirand for AD France via Yatzer .  Above: Art dealer Patrick Perrin's Paris apartment has belonged to his family for nearly a century and its furnishings are part heirloom, part modern finds. The dining table by German designer Valentin Loellmann is a recent design. Photograph via House & Garden UK .  Above: A tailored black, white, and wood palette in a gallery-like design by  Joseph Dirand . For more, see Architect Visit: Joseph Dirand in Paris .  Above: Two designers own this modern eat-in kitchen in an 18th-century apartment in the Marais. Photograph via Sara Elman . Above: A bold black-and-white dining room in a grand Paris flat. Photograph by Living via Planete Deco .  Above: Yellow school chairs in a dining room by French interior designer Luis Laplace . Photograph via DPages .  Indulge your Francophilia: Greatest Hits: 10 Fantastique French Kitchens 12 Made-in-France Kitchen Essentials for Francophiles Everywhere Shopper's Diary: Paris's Premier Kitchenware Store 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from France More Stories from Remodelista A Fifth-Generation Pottery in France: Poterie Renault Steal This Look: Parisian Oyster Party Steal This Look: Dinner in an Atelier






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