Get Inspired By These Whimsical Dining Room Designs

Le Dejeuner Mecanique

Photo: Houzz

As an interior designer, it is rare I get a chance to design a residential room for public consumption. So when the opportunity came up to work on a project that will be viewed by the public and also serves a great cause, I jumped at the chance.

In what has quickly become Portland, Oregon’s premier design event, “Serving Up Style” brought together 12 design teams to create fantastical, stunning and whimsical dining environments for a four-day showcase during the Portland Fall Home & Garden Show.The four-day event culminates with a fundraiser gala, auction and awards ceremony. All proceeds from the event benefit the lupus awareness and service initiatives of Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus. Check out their site for more information on lupus and how you can make a difference.

This year’s winners:

People’s Choice Award: Wendy O’Brien Interior Design, “Feeding Time”
Judge’s Choice Award: Wendy O’Brien Interior Design, “Feeding Time”
Molly’s Choice Award:
Garrison Hullinger Interior Design, “DECOdence”
Table Top Award: Art Institute of Portland, Interior Design Department, “Mort par Chocolat”
Creativity Award: Jason Ball Interiors, “Metamorphisis”

While these rooms are showrooms, each is filled with design inspiration from top to bottom. Look carefully at each room for ideas you might implement in your own space.

More from Houzz:

  • Browse thousands of inspiring dining rooms
  • 8 ways to rethink the dining room
  • 11 vibrant and colourful dining rooms

This post originally appeared on Houzz.

Metamorphosis: Raw to Refined – An ode to raw, natural materials and their refined states set in a contemporary and luxurious dining environment.

Vintage Verve! – A glimpse into glamorous 1920s champagne cocktail party, this combines vintage with a modern aesthetic.

Urban Chic – Combining ultra chic dining with the fabulous urban setting Portland offers.

Reef To Dining with Coral and Gill – A romantic reeftop dinner!

Party on the Patio! – Blurring the lines between inside and out.

Feeding Time – Claude the giraffe has found himself at home in this sophisticated urban loft. He and guests will enjoy a cornucopia of natural flowers, twigs and leaves.

Le Dejeuner Mecanique – Celebrates Paris' remaining days as a steam-powered, soot covered, gas-lit city.

Check out the rest of the photos on Houzz

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