Photography: The Modern House

If ever there’s a room that’s gone out of fashion, only to re-emerge triumphantly, it’s the dining room. Ditched in many space-starved homes and seen as stuffy and irrelevant, the dining room became a WFH hero during the pandemic and is taking on renewed relevance in the post-pandemic world as we rebuild social connections, often over food.

Our edit of midcentury modern style dining rooms on Pinterest celebrates dining – on a modest scale. From Japandi-infused spaces with teak furniture and shoji screens to bold, modernist colour-blocked spaces centring around lighting pendants, this edit marries form and function with just a touch of nostalgia.

Take a closer look.

1960s north London house by architect Ted Levy

Cambridge dwelling by Meredith Bowles of Mole Architects

A time-capsule Leuven house by architect Roger Vanhoof

Wallmark House by Moritz Kundig in Washington

Usonian home by Frank Lloyd Wright acolyte David Henken in Upstate New York

Wedgwood Home of Tomorrow by architects Donald Blair and William Fletcher in Portland

Jean G Killion Residence in Pasadena

Auckland’s Fletcher House by Hall & Mackenzie

Architect Karl Fender’s eponymous Victoria home

Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House in Palm Springs

Carner House by architect Frank Weise in Philadelphia

The Morse Residence in Palm Springs

A Jan Lippert-designed home in in Darmstadt

Weaving House by Mark Hampton in Florida

A. Quincy Jones House & Studio in Los Angeles

Architect Ron Sang’s eponymous Auckland home

A midcentury home in Los Angeles

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