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Set up a Dining Room Perfect for Hosting Formal Affairs

Maybe the Queen isn’t coming to dinner, but you can still impress guests with this furniture and decor

By Eric Mutrie

Analog table and Drop chairs by Fritz Hansen

Jaime Hayon’s eight-seater, available in white laminate, oak and walnut veneer, pairs well with Arne Jacobsen’s reissued bucket seats. Call for pricing, at Torp Inc.


Albedo suspension lamp by FontanaArte

This fluffy cloud of a lamp is made from a metal structure wrapped in a machine-washable, white fabric diffuser. From $620, at Interior Elements


Bugia Lanterna by Seletti

Create a warm glow with these tea light and candle holders made of porcelain and glass, an update on traditional lanterns. From $60, at Bergo Designs


Verse flooring

Get the look of wood without the scuff marks, or the maintenance. Alternate wide and thin textured porcelain tiles for subtle visual elegance. From $11/sq ft at Céragrès


Perlee dinner plate by L’Objet

Bordered by a blue stripe with rings of raised, pearl-like dots, these hand-painted porcelain plates are dishwasher safe. $75 each, at William Ashley


Different Trains by De La Espada

Designed by Matthew Hilton, this walnut cabinet features sliding laminate doors that move along tracks like railcars. $7190, at Hollace Cluny

Originally published in our Winter 2014 issue as Dining Rooms: Formal Affairs.

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