5 dining rooms that make all the munch and mingle sessions worthwhile!

MAR 11, 2024 | By Maheshwari Vickyraj
Photography by Sebastian Zachariah
Photography by Jeevan Jyot
Photography by Arjun Krishna

Salut! To the epicenter of family feasts, soirées with friends and a solo affair with that trusted takeout dinner – dining rooms in a nutshell are a celebration. Get inspired as we unveil a roundup of 5 stunning dining rooms. Grab your fanciest china and shiniest silver because it’s table-setting time with pizzazz and flair!

Neutral tones, Aakriti Saraf Design

Nestled in Bengaluru’s vibrant Dollars Colony, a creation of Aakriti Saraf Design (ASD), this isn’t just a dining room—it’s a canvas reflecting the dynamic personalities within. In crafting the grand vision, the objective was nothing short of alchemy—infusing the space with thoughtful, contemporary nuances while cradling its intrinsic warmth and heritage charm. Imagine rustic black, steel-finished pillars emerging like stalwart guardians, effortlessly extending the dining room into the living space while preserving the harmonious equilibrium of the home. As you enter the dining room, bathed in natural light and adorned with a majestic cornice, a fluted wooden console, and brass slats narrating tales of opulence against Sanatan Dinda’s artistic backdrop, the marble-top dining table, a practical marvel customised in Bengaluru, boasts robust wooden legs from coastal Kochi, harmonising contrasts. Above, a chandelier designed in Kochi complements the regal Jodhpur candle stand. This dining space is where modernity pirouettes with tradition.

Designed by Aakriti Saraf Design, Bengaluru; Photography by Arjun Krishna

Elegant entertaining, Aavahsa Architects

Step into the dining room envisioned by principal architects Aanchal Antal and Ranjan Prajapati of Aavahsa Architects, where elegance meets timelessness in a seamless fusion of eclectic and contemporary style. A luxurious design unfolds before you as the classic charm of round-edged marble commingles with the exotic allure of contemporary elements. At the heart of the room, amidst wooden fluted panels, a bespoke wallpaper adorned with a striking Zebra motif adorns the crockery unit, which harmonises the palette with finesse. But the pièce de résistance lies in the bespoke black, curve-legged console, adorned with arch-shaped mirrors, casting a spell of glam and allure across the room’s canvas. Here, sophistication intertwines with modernity, creating a space that captivates the senses and transcends ordinary dining experiences.

Designed by Aavahsa Architects; Photography by Jeevan Jyot

Strokes of Japandi, Azaré Collective

Dune, a coastal haven nuzzled along Chennai’s eastern shores, embraced by the azure waters of the Bay of Bengal, gave inspiration to principal architects Zaibaa and Rehmat A K of Azaré Collective. The journey guided them to craft a coastal retreat that doubles as a vibrant entertainment hub. A palette reminiscent of sun-kissed sands becomes the heart of a jovial gathering. It indeed is of those dining rooms, where soft echoes of Japanese-style design with oak furniture take focus, illuminated by the glow of bulbous lamps suspended from above. A tall cane partition wall stands, not merely as a divider but as a symbol of elegantly delineating the dining area. Here, amidst the gentle rustle of cane, culinary delights are savoured and memories are woven, seamlessly blending coastal charm with contemporary allure.

Designed by Azaré Collective; Photography by Yash R Jain

Harmony in green, Essentia Environments

Contemporary charm reigns supreme in this dining room, where every detail is meticulously curated to exude unparalleled elegance by Hardesh Chawla, founder of Essentia Environments. Immerse yourself in the serenity of clean lines and muted tones while basking in the gentle glow emanating from the exquisite Melogranoblu lights while also wrapping the sleek Poliform dining table in a warm embrace. This dining area is more than just a space—it’s a showcase of refined taste and contemporary flair. Each piece seamlessly complements the other, creating a harmonious balance that captivates the eye and invites one to savour both the artistry and functionality within this meticulously curated space. Amidst the muted tones of the dining area, a vibrant green chair stands out, its organic shape commands attention amidst the subdued palette. This singular addition injects a burst of colour, elevating the space with its dynamic presence while enduring the allure of minimalistic design.

Designed by Essentia Environments; Photography by Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

Serenity Sanctuary, Innerspace Designs

Transcend in the serene ambiance of this dining haven crafted by the visionary Shefali Sanghvi of Innerspace Designs, where earthy hues and artisanal craftsmanship converge to create a realm of pure luxury. At its core lies a bespoke wallpaper adorned with vibrant blooms, igniting the senses with its bold presence. The dining table stands as a masterpiece of design, boasting globular oak legs stained to evoke an antique allure, layering the space with rich visual depth. A delicate dance of textures ensues with the low back, cane, and teak chairs, each contributing to the tapestry of tactile delights. Nearby, a sturdy walnut-brown dining console harmonises effortlessly with the fluid brass mirror from White Domus, creating a captivating juxtaposition of elements. Yet, stealing the spotlight with its graceful charm is the Illan light by Luceplan, its slender form crafted from intricately cut wood, gracefully swaying overhead to complement the raw masculinity of the space.

Designed by Innerspace Designs; Photography by Sebastian Zachariah

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