Even a bland dining room can be made into an elegant destination with the right finishing touches. Take this stunning space by interior designer Sarah Richardson
. To give the room more architectural character, she started by adding a chair rail with wall frames below. Then she assembled a collection of vintage furniture finds, including a Sheraton-style table and shield-back chairs, imparting a sense of history. Scrolling gold-accented wallpaper echoes the shapes of the seat backs, while a round chandelier throws the room another curve. Antique brass accents and chinoiserie-inspired florals amp up the drama, making even the simplest meal feel like a special occasion.
For ways to give your dining space a similarly regal treatment, read on.